Lisa TaiYoga Instructor

    biography

    A Canadian-born woman of colour of Caribbean-Afro-Asian descent, Lisa is a Yoga & Mindful Movement Teacher. A practitioner of yoga since 2001, Lisa is passionate about helping others, especially with relaxation and self-care, which led her to become a Thai Massage Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist, Sound Healing Practitioner, and Reiki Practitioner. She sees mindfulness as a vehicle for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual transformation. She is inspired by & inspires others through yoga-based practices, writing, dance, and authentic self-expression.

    Guided by the principle of metta (loving-kindness), Lisa is sensitive and intuitive. She creates a supportive and safe environment for meditation & healing.

    As a Women’s Studies graduate of York University and former board member of the York Women’s Centre, she has a particular interest in supporting women, particularly women of colour.

    Lisa embraces a lifestyle of balance, promotes play & believes in the power of (self-)love. She is a lover of music, particularly soulful House music, which she combines with creatively choreographed sequences in one of her signature Yoga Rhythms offerings, HouseYoga.

    Lisa is consistently striving to explore and deepen her spiritual practice. Her goal is to make healing & creativity as accessible as possible to diverse populations of people.

    Qualifications

    2019 Sound Healing Practitioner, Sound Resonance by Darren Austin Hall

    2019 Barre Instructor, Mosaic Yoga, Morgan Cowie

    2016 Reiki Practitioner, Leigh Bowen, Reiki Master

    2010 Designation, Holistic Nutritionist, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Uxbridge, Ontario

    2008 Certification, Thai Massage Practitioner, Thai Massage Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

    2008 Certification, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, YogaSpace, Toronto, Ontario

    2004 Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Women’s Studies Major), York University, Toronto, Ontario

    2002 Certification, Yoga Teacher, International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Val Morin, Quebec

    • I have been working with Eddy for almost a year and a half now. He has given me the tools to improve my flexibility strength and overall better health. I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve and get back on the court or what ever sport you wish to play. He knows how to make that happen!

      Leo Goddu
    • The sessions went great. Eddy made sure that we targetted the areas that I wanted to improve on and made sure to tailer the workouts appropriately. Great trainer and defintely cares for his clients! Would definitely train with Eddy again if promotions came back!

    • His classes are amazing! They've motivated me to stick to the gym regularly! They're fun, challenging and overall a great time! The guidance from Eddy is great, if you have questions or aren't getting something right he's there to guide you in the right direction. The classes can be pretty intense at times but it definitely pushes you to different levels. As far as personal training he's the best trainer I've ever had. He has taught me so much, the one on one time was very prepared and also very challenging. Eddy pushed me to levels I didn't know I had and continues to do so. I always recommend him to anyone that asks me!

      Rossana Barbieri

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