CYT 200+, REIKI I & II, Ambassador of WeForum
Lisa Matthews has been practicing yoga over twenty years. She turned to yoga to find relief from years of continuous back pain and surgery. Through the years she has tried physical therapy, and other workout methods but nothing helped her as much as her yoga. Being on her mat really healed not only the physical issues but cleared the mental chatter of her mind. She has studied around the world with many exceptional yoga teachers. As she continued to practice, one class led to another and she soon became addicted. Not only did yoga bring profound change, it also brought better health and balance to her life. This encouraged her to continue on her path to deepen her practice and move on to the next chapter in her life. In 2011 she decided she was going to take that next step and enroll in the YogaWorks 200 Hour teaching program. Once she became certified she continued her studies and went on to get her certification in Reiki I & II. It has been her passion to continue on this "Amazing" journey so she decided to retire in 2013 from her successful Corporate Insurance Career of 22 years to open her very own Yoga & Wellness Center. Recently, Lisa has been battling some hereditary health issues and had surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Her recovery will take some time, but this challenge has inspired Lisa to bring more awareness to people that Yoga is about HEALTH, HEALING & RELAXATION. It is not about the fancy poses, being skinny, being vegan or barely wearing any clothing. You dont need to be flexible, yoga helps bring flexibility. Lisa finds there are infinite benefits to yoga; physical, mental and spiritual. She believes ANYONE can do yoga they just need to honor their bodies.She says yoga helps her learn more about herself every day, and she expects Monmouth Beach Yoga and Wellness will provide a safe haven for others as they pursue their own path toward personal expression and connect with their inner peace so they can take it off their mats and into their daily lives. She is blessed that she is able to do what she loves to do.