I’ve loved food and cooking since my first job in a small French restaurant at 17. At 19 I took my first yoga class and was hooked.
I’ve spent the last 30+ years continuing to enjoy yoga and food, and I’m still as passionate as ever.
At the age of 37, I gave up my job as a freelance editor and, while home-schooling my two daughters, went back to school again to study a 3-year Yoga Teaching Diploma, plus Chemistry and Biology A-levels, intending to become a nutritionist and a yoga teacher. I didn’t know how I was going to combine these two seemingly disparate fields, but I just knew I had to.
I spent the next 14 years teaching yoga, emigrating to Australia, raising my children, buying (and selling) a cafe, separating from my husband, launching a frozen vegan dessert, teaching vegan cooking classes and publishing a book, Divine Vegan Desserts.
In 2016, I went back to school again and started a course studying for an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine, and for my Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy. I also sold my house, packed all my stuff into storage, put a couple of suitcases in the back of my car and drove East. There followed 3 years of study, travel, romance, heartbreak, adventure and a lot of deep learning.
More recently, I have been drawn towards Qigong – a beautiful, mindful movement practice. Qigong has helped me to be stronger, more emotionally resilient and I am learning how it is possible to cultivate and control energy. I qualified as a White Tiger Qigong instructor in 2021.
My purpose now is to use my learning, skills and experience to help others. We all have untold potential but sometimes are held back from fulfilling everything we are capable of. We meet obstacles in our lives: physical injuries, bodily pain, chronic illness, mental/emotional blocks, or stagnant energy. I have found that the tools of nutrition and mindful movement can really help to clear some of these obstacles, and allow us to reach our goals of living healthy, fulfilling, satisfying lives.
If you would like to explore how nutrition and movement could help you, please book a free chat. I would love to hear from you.
I appreciated your style and how you are so realistic and practical, tailoring the plan to what is achievable for me in small steps rather than overwhelming me with a huge amount of radical change (which I may need, but the small steps are awesome). Thanks so much!
Business Manager | Yoga Meditation and Art Facilitator
Lisa’s wealth of knowledge about nutrition, wellness and yummy food, mixed with her great sense of humour made her a pleasure to work with!
Custodian | The Farm for Wellbeing