MEET AHNU'S INSPIRATIONAL YOGA AMBASSADORS

Each month we feature an ambassador who inspires us, their students, and the community.

 

Lisa Bermudez, Ahnu Yoga Ambassador

Originally trained as a dancer, Lisa Bermudez discovered the yoga practice through her lifelong passion and appreciation for the body and movement. She completed her 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and her 500 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yogamaya New York. Lisa has also completed her Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training through Samba Yoga and her Prenatal Pilates training through Evolution Pilates. In addition to adults, she is also certified to teach children and teens through the internationally respected Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training in New York City. In addition to her regular scheduled classes, Lisa leads various workshops, runs yoga events, and co-leads yoga retreats around the world. In previous incarnations Lisa's worked backstage on makeup and wardrobe in Manhattan's theaters, as a professor of Creative Writing on Long Island, a dance teacher in Queens, and a writing tutor throughout the boroughs of New York.

More about Rachel
Facebook: facebook.com/LisaBermudezYoga
Instagram: @lisabermudez
Twitter: LisaBermudez
Website: lisabermudez.com

What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?
I was inspired to become a yoga teacher because yoga had already been such a positive force in my life and I wanted to share it with as many people as possible.

2. What is the one thing you love to do most other than yoga? I love anything outdoors - camping, hiking, being in the woods or on a beach.

What food could you eat every day and never get bored of?
Avocados!

In paying our respects to the month of October, what was your favorite candy growing up as a kid?
I loved peanut M&Ms!

What advice would you give to someone just beginning to practice yoga?
My advice to someone just beginning to practice yoga is to keep going at it. The way we show up on our yoga mat mirrors the way we show up in life and it's a safe space to make mistakes, grow, and learn more and more about ourselves. Stay involved, don't quit, and don't ever feel like you need to be better or more "advanced" than the people around you. It's your time!

Tell us something most people don't know about you!
I love horror movies! The more campy and cheesy, the better.