Lissa began practicing meditation and yoga in 2008 and identifies practice as a deep form of love and care. Lissa has a deep appreciation for the Buddhadharma, has over 200 nights of silent retreat practice, and is currently in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader (CDL) training. Lissa is trained and certified to teach yoga, qigong, and mindfulness and also has completed a number of trauma trainings including a year-long somatic trauma therapy training in Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy (IFOT).

Lissa has over a decade of experience in nursing and mental health and has experience working with people of all ages. Lissa presently shares culturally-informed and trauma-sensitive mindful practices through engagement as a writer, yoga, qigong, and mindfulness instructor, interplay leader in training, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and sangha (community) facilitator. Lissa has a deep desire to share embodied meditation practices for the wellness and liberation of all beings and is particularly moved to work with populations less likely to have exposure or access to contemplative practices.

For more information about Lissa’s approach and experience, see the offerings page.