Lisa Laney is an experienced, E-RYT-certified yoga teacher with over 400 hours of teacher training. She was certified with Yoga Alliance in 2006. She began her passion for yoga in the US and has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 18 years. Her background comes from many styles of yoga and has trained with many great teachers in the US and continues to study and teach internationally.
She loves teaching Vinyasa, a strong and fluid sequence of asanas that challenge you to stay in the present, in your breath and on your mat while pushing your boundaries. Lisa strives to encourage a safe and supportive atmosphere with humor, compassion and love. She helps students to explore the path towards their own inner core and true essence. She believes that the practice is half the journey and living your yoga is the path to finding a better life.
In the US Lisa has taught in several top yoga studios along with many great teachers, like Rolf Gates, Beryl Bender Birch, and Cara Bradley of Verge Body Mind, and has worked in health and wellness centers, schools, universities, churches, gyms and the great outdoors.
After moving to Paris in 2010 with her family she created her own private practice, Puressence Yoga, and taught in the Franco-American community at the American Church in Paris, the International School of Paris, and many studios, including Pilates Privé. With her holistic and individualized teaching approach, she specializes in intensive workshops and private classes in locations across Paris.
In 2012 Lisa developed a more passionate desire to teach to the global community with her Seva non-profit, YOGA for HUMANITY, which she founded initially to aid Habitat for Humanity youth trips. With her YOGA for HUMANITY she created and lead workshops, events, and partnerships that gave back to several non-profits and charities, notably the Tabitha Water Well Project in Cambodia and mission trips to Africa and Europe. YOGA for HUMANITY also collaborated with the American Women’s Group to raise money and awareness for both the Nepal Orphanage Home and Global Potential, which empowers and mentors French youth in the Paris suburbs and world community.
Recently in 2017 Lisa completed a 900 hour Meditation Teacher Training from Clear Light Meditation Institute in Wayne PA with Scott and Nancy McBride. She will complete her 500 ERYT this year.
Since 2014 Lisa teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga in Philadelphia PA.