My introduction to yoga was in 2007. It was offered through a wellness program by my employer. It was a community oriented class held in a conference room twice weekly. I was eager to learn and I was hooked. I was a runner at the time, experiencing sore knees and taking a daily dose of Ibuprofen. Practicing yoga , I found I no longer awoke feeling sore and discontinued the anti-inflammatories. I began training for my first marathon the summer of 2009, and yoga remained a nice compliment to a grueling training schedule. I was in the best shape of my life, feeling confident and happy! I finished the Surf City Marathon on February 7, 2010. The following week, on February 13, 2010, I experienced an unimaginable tragedy. Since then, yoga has meant much more than helping me through marathons. Yoga has helped me through life. There have been many dark days and I knew I could always come to my mat and feel safe. I know, first hand, the true meaning of mind-body connection as I had lost mine for quite some time. Yet I kept coming back to my mat and eventually felt overtime I was gaining more awareness and equanimity in my heart and mind. I’ve had the honor to practice at Inner Evolution since the Studio opened, June 1, 2010. IEY has played an integral role in helping me through grief, sorrow, anger and healing. I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training with Inner Evolution Yoga, August 2014 and I am excited to share this gift we call Yoga with others.
Lisa Villalpando instructs the following:
- Level 1
- Level 1 Community Donation
- Candlelight Restorative
A class Ideal for the student with some yoga experience. Through flowing sequences linking breath to movement, learn how to train the body and mind to increase strength, stamina and focus.
A class that gives back to the community designed to meet the student where they are and give them the tools to evolve their practice. This is a donation class. Making sure that everyone has the opportunity to practice yoga regardless of financial circumstances. A percentage of your donations goes to help local charities.
Release tension and rejuvenate with this restorative yoga class. This class will nurture your mind, body, and soul by helping alleviate stressand promote concious relaxation. Open to all levels from advanced to beginner who are looking for a soothing and therapeutic late night yoga class that will help you slow down. You will have an amazing night of sleep after this!!!