“More than a decade ago, I started doing yoga a few months after lower back surgery.  I knew I needed help with flexibility and strengthening my core.  I started with a very strict and disciplined form of yoga that was hard work, but also beneficial.  I stepped away from it for a few years, searching…

Hello, My name is Lisa and I am an instructor and the Business Manager for Yogadevotion since 2004. I came to my first Yogadevotion class (also my first yoga class) in about 2000. I had just come through a really tough year. I had 2 neck surgeries and I knew I had to change my…

I was introduced to Yoga at 21, and like most fruitful decisions in my life, I repeatedly chose to turn my back. After years in self destruct and running on empty, I enrolled in a teacher training program in an effort to discipline myself and my practice. Little did I know, it would transform my…

I stumbled upon yoga first initially through PiYo when I became an instructor in 2009 at that training I remember not even knowing the difference between a downdog & updog and thought, what did I get myself into? I taught classes for a few years but wasn’t super passionate about it. I stopped teaching and…

I had been a high school and college athlete but hadn’t found an exercise practice that I loved after that. I was dealing with persistent back and neck pain from a car accident from the early 80s.  The aerobic exercise I had been doing (think Jane Fonda) always left me feeling injured and achy. In…

Prologue While a college student in France, I gathered enough courage to attend a yoga class at the university. I had never done yoga before and this class was completely over my head. I didn’t understand a word the teacher said and I fled the class thinking I would probably never do yoga again. Chapter…

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