Namasté Lisa, nice to have you here...
SAYSORRY: Lisa, tell us... how did you get into yoga?
Lisa: The idea came from my husband. When we were looking for an activity together, he suggested it.
To be honest, I wasn't that excited. For me, yoga meant “sitting around and doing nothing”. I had had rather bad experiences with that.
But our regular morning yoga routine was really good for me and I was quickly hooked. I was particularly interested in the demanding styles, such as Ashtanga Yoga, at first.
As a Capoeira trainer I already mastered handstands & Co. So I felt very much at home there.
Especially when I look back at my beginnings, I notice how much I found myself through yoga.
Today my yoga practice looks very different than it did back then. Every time in life has its qualities.
SAYSORRY: What else do you do in your life when you're not doing yoga?
Lisa: I love experiencing nature. That's why I'm happy when I can spend time outside.
Preferably with my family and of course with our dog. I also read a lot of professional literature. I just enjoy training and learning.
SAYSORRY: If someone asked you, "What is yoga good for anyway?", how would you answer that person?
Lisa: Yoga is a tool that can be used in many ways. In my eyes it serves to find out who I really am on a physical, mental and spiritual level.
It is completely equivalent to what you use this tool for. Whether you want to get rid of pain on a purely physical level, gain more control over your thoughts mentally, or find out what you are called to do on an emotional level.
Depending on what your challenge is, you choose the yoga that best supports you in solving it.
In addition, the asanas, breathing and meditation techniques have a positive effect on body and mind. It can help reduce anxiety and favorably affect depression.
SAYSORRY: What are the most beautiful moments in yoga for you personally?
Lisa: During my own practice, it is the moment when I am completely one with myself. In which I can completely let go and just BE. When teaching: Looking at the beaming faces at the end of the lesson.
SAYSORRY: What does »being spiritual« mean to you?
Lisa: For me, being spiritual means taking the homework that life gives me seriously and taking care of it.
Every experience I have has a purpose. They help me to develop my highest potential and to develop myself further.
Acknowledging that we are all here to learn, that we are all equal, and that our environment helps us identify what our next learning goal is.
Living according to that means being spiritual for me.
SAYSORRY: Don't forget this famous question... What three things would you take with you to a desert island?
Lisa: Will I be picked up again? If not: Flare guns, radio and lighter. If I'm picked up after a week, I don't need anything.
PS: What is your favorite SAYSORRY design?
Lisa: That's hard! There are several... but I particularly like this one...