Alisa was classically trained and certified as a yoga teacher in India at the Vivekananda Ashram. She has been continuing her extensive studies in the US, integrating modern bio-mechanics and tantric philosophy into her teachings. Through alignment cues, breath awareness and philosophy her nurturing classes provide a deep connection to the sanctuary within.
Who should come to your yoga class?
Everyone is welcome, classes combine Asana (poses), with Pranayama (breathwork) and Meditation. Our Yoga practice is a sanctuary and safe place.
What are you focusing on right now in your practice?
Classes mostly restore, nourishing to body and spirit. I enjoy poetic metaphors inspired by mythology and chanting mantras: the Arts and travel also inspire me and I share my passions with students. Meditation, has always been essential to my daily practice.
As a big picture what do you hope to teach your students?
That no matter the range of motion – when the body heart and mind are in alignment – a deep sense of peace is experienced.
What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?
My first experience of yoga was in London in 1988. I was on a break from a 3 year performing arts conservatory at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Spontaneously, I visited Ananda Ashram where I first encountered Sri Brahmananda Saraswati. It was this powerful meeting that propelled me to dedicate myself to the science and practice of yoga. In 1996 I traveled to India where I lived for almost a year intensely training at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Ashram SVYASA.
I completed my dissertation and certification in Yoga Therapy in 1997 by working with participants who enrolled in the Ashrams Arogyadhama Health Care Center. This center is a holistic research base in tune with traditional holistic health care by yoga therapy and modern medicine for the treatment of stress related ailments. For several years I was the director of yoga at the Chakra Institute in the US and Europe, where I studied chakra psychology, mantra and meditation for over a decade. I co led pre-dawn sadhana and 3x yearly 5 day silent purification retreats. It was an honor to counsel participants through this delicate process and witness a process of self recognition. Yearly visits to temples and places of pilgrimage in India were part of this lifestyle. From 2008-2012, I trained extensively in the US studying biomechanics and tantric philosophy. I am an E-RYT 500 registered with Yoga Alliance. Engaging in an adventure of selfdiscovery –yoga– and experiencing the psychospiritual benefits of the practices, inspired me to teach and help others.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
It is the privilege of a lifetime to share teachings that have been life transforming to me. It is inspiring to see people all lit up, consciously working toward freedom. Being fully present so I can best serve.
Who are your greatest influences?
The power of revelation and silence.
Coming Soon with Alisa Rose:
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm – Register Now
Our Return To Center day will include a gentle asana class followed by a walking meditation practice. These practices will help prepare us for a led seated mindful meditation practice. Mindful meditation has been scientifically proven to restructure the brain and trains it to concentrate, feel greater compassion, cope with stress and more. Afterwards the class will be dedicated to restorative yoga which deeply nourishes the nervous system and invites deep relaxation to the body.
Alisa teaches the following weekly classes:
Hatha (Gentle): Slow paced with less weight-bearing postures
Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:45 am
Hatha (Moderate): Medium pace with fairly long holds for each pose.
Saturdays, 10:15 to 11:45 am