After teaching yoga for a few years, I knew I was missing information that could make my classes more effective. I attended the JOGA certification in 2015 and found what I was looking for, in a language that made sense to me and it was packaged in a system that not only shone a light on individual weaknesses and imbalances but offered the tools to correct them.
Being able to help athletes take care of their bodies and minds inspired me to become a Head Coach with JOGA so I can train other coaches to do the same. I’m excited to help grow the JOGA team both locally and globally.
“Lisa was an important member of our CFL Ottawa REDBLACKS High Performance Team during my time as the Head Athletic Therapist. Lisa introduced JOGA to our football players and it was an instant hit because of Lisa’s coaching and technical skills - she truly inspired them. There’s no doubt Lisa significantly contributed to our players health and wellness. She’s a great team player and I to this day continue to recommend her skills and services. Some of Marcelo’s career highlights include: CFL Ottawa REDBLACKS (2014-2019), NHL Ottawa Senators Hockey, CFL Toronto Argonauts, OHL Ottawa 67s, and USPORT Carleton and York University, Humber College”
“Joga was like a blast of fresh air, a no-nonsense approach to strength, breath and flexibility without the mystic underpinnings of Yoga. Not that there is anything wrong with that but coming to the studio to improve my breathing on the bike, Joga seemed to be a better fit. The strength benefits of a regular practice are evident, but the real payoff is the ability to focus on the calming rhythm of the breath while everything is on fire. I’ve noticed that my recovery time between activities has decreased, and I know all too well that the extent and duration of injuries is lessened due to the increased flexibility that comes with regular practice. Lisa is an incredible teacher, interesting and thoughtful. She infuses her classes with energy, humour, and a genuine interest in the development of her students\athletes. She has an uncanny ability to tailor a class to meet the needs of individual students while delivering a challenging workout for the whole class. Don’t be fooled by her pleasant demeanor; she watches her students like a hawk, and her verbal cues are eerily precise. Very Highly Recommended, 110%”
“As an athlete in my early 60s, I have occasionally had injuries and issues that needed to be taken into account when doing Joga. Lisa has been able to modify and personalize my sessions to both accommodate for the issue and offer ways to strengthen and improve mobility of the areas involved. As a coach, she always manages to get you working hard while still making her sessions enjoyable, non-judgmental and effective. Lisa's knowledge of and passion for Joga is clearly evident in her classes.”