Lisa Leonard

Trent Rhode

Lisa has completed certification as an Amrita Living Yoga Educator 200RYT, a Laughter Yoga Leader, a Nutrition and Wellness Counsellor, a YMCA Individual Conditioning Instructor (Personal Trainer) and YMCA Group Fitness Instructor. She has taken additional training in pranayama, meditation, mindfulness, yoga sutras, Anusara yoga asanas, self hypnosis, Brain Gym, energy therapies, and more.  She has been teaching various yoga classes, fitness classes and workshops in Peterborough to children and adults of all ages and varying abilities since 1999. Her classes have evolved over the years reflecting her continued learning and include many subtle aspects to care for your entire being using yoga philosophy, mindfulness, biomechanics and the powerful connection between mind and body.  Lisadeeply appreciates how yoga philosophy combines the various paths she’s learned along her journey and enjoys using this knowledge to support the changing physical, mental and emotional needs of her students.

Being born and raised in Peterborough, Lisa left to attend York University, graduating with a BA Honours in Cultural Anthropology in 1995.  Two years later, she had a craving for continued learning and enrolled in Tai Chi and Therapeutic Touch Level 1 and began learning about and practicing yoga asanas and ayurveda.  Over the years, she delved deeper into the yogic path, Buddhism, fitness, weight management, nutrition, stress management, resilience building, coping techniques, expressive arts and as many areas of wellness as she could find. Lisa is a painter, writer and illustrator and incorporates this knowledge into her work.  She also strongly believes in the power of building resilience and having personalized positive habits to support you through varying levels of stress, trauma and grief