Lisa Topoleski

Lisa attended her first class (Power Vinyasa Yoga) in 2009 at The Yoga Room, and has been hooked ever since! She was initially drawn to yoga for the fitness aspect of it, but she also enjoyed the opportunity to be present on her mat. She practiced in the back corner of the yoga studio for almost a year before realizing that yoga was not about comparing herself to others. Lisa strongly believes that yoga is not about advanced poses, but instead about learning to stay present and connected to your breath. In 2015, Lisa completed her 200hr RYT Holistic Yoga Flow Teacher Training with Daniel Head and Travis Eliot and became Yoga Alliance Certified.

In her beginner class, Lisa creates a safe atmosphere where students will learn the benefits of yoga, incorporating basic yoga asana (postures), proper yogic breathing, and will focus on synchronizing breath with movement. In her class, students will awaken their strength, energy, and flexibility in an instructional and fun atmosphere. Lisa’s intention is to lead students to find the overall benefits of a daily yoga practice in a way that feels completely natural and accessible. She believes that healing is quite simply awareness, acceptance, and letting go into love.

Lisa has taught elementary education for 20 years, and is currently a third grade teacher in Yucaipa, CA. She lives in Redlands with her husband and three beautiful children, and she serves as a board member for the Associates of the Redlands Bowl and the Redlands Bowl Performing Arts (formally the Redlands Community Music Association).

Lisa will always be a yoga student FIRST. Her passion as a life-long learner leads her seek new yoga understandings and knowledge by taking classes from other yoga instructors across California and beyond.