Meet Master Trainer: Lisa Greenbaum
What’s your favourite yoga pose and why?
Downward Dog. It’s something my body craves, one of the first things that I do as part of my morning practice.
If you could have any super power which one would it be?
There are two: replication and teleportation. Replication so I could simultaneously rest and be creative while getting everything done. Teleportation so I could visit all my friends way more often.
What are your morning must-haves?
Hot water with lemon and a good breakfast. after that everything else will sort itself out.
Do you have a hidden talent that only your close friends/family know of?
Not sure how hidden it is, but I am an avid BodyJam instructor and love to dance. I think it catches people off guard sometimes because I kill it on the dance floor, but I’m super mellow when I teach Yoga. My Yin to my Yang I guess.
How did you discover YogaFit?
I was the mind-body coordinator for GoodLife Fitness and was starting to hire Yoga instructors and wanted an easy weekend course to provide some background information on what to look for. I initially didn’t have any intentions of teaching.
What influenced your decision to become a YogaFit Master Trainer?
Training Teachers was something I always wanted to do. YogaFit’s vision to bring Yoga to the masses and the YogaFit Essence of letting go of judgment, competition and expectations so closely aligned to what I wanted to bring to both the Yoga and Fitness world it was a perfect match.
What’s your favourite YogaFit Memory?
There are heaps! But after all these years it always goes back to the first one from my Level 1 training. The trainer gave me a feedback form that said “your body loves yoga” and in that instant I knew she was right. That I owed it to myself to both pursue this practice but more importantly to simply get on my mat as often as I could.
What has been the impact of your yoga teacher training in your life and in the lives of those you teach?
That’s so tough, because after nearly 8 years I have no idea what my life would be like without it. The friendships that I have formed with people all over the world for me are what I hold closest to my heart. For the people I teach, I hope to inspire them on a journey of expansion. To open their hearts and confidently let their light shine.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting their yoga journey?
There is no such thing as perfect. Be playful, enjoy it and trust yourself as ultimately you are your own best teacher.