Tuesday Teacher Talk: Lisa Thuro
This Tuesday we sat down with one of our newest and sweetest teachers, Lisa Thuro, to get her take on yoga, teaching, and life.
When did you started working for Yoga 4 Change?
I was just brought on recently after my teacher audition and can’t wait to get started!
What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?
After practicing yoga I always feel such peace and calm. It’s an amazing feeling. I remember thinking, geeze…everyone needs to experience that!
Why did you choose to work with Yoga 4 Change?
I recently moved to the area from Maryland. I saw Kathryn on the news one day and knew right away that this was an organization I wanted to be involved with!
Share with us a funny, sad, interesting, or memorable story about your teaching?
I used to teach a donation class for the staff of an outdoor adventure camp I worked at each summer. The space was a huge red barn out in the Agricultural Reserve. You could always hear cows, goats and horses nearby and it wasn’t unusual to have a barn cat or dog join us on the mat.
What is your favorite drink?
Coffee. My percolator get’s plugged in before my eyes are even open.
Can you name one thing Yoga has helped you get through?
I’m a breast cancer survivor. It took awhile after my surgeries before I could do asana, the poses of yoga and I felt extremely frustrated. So I reached out to my yoga mentor and teacher. She encouraged me to forget about the poses for a while and just focus on my breath. Breathe… This was such simple yet empowering advice. It reminded me once again, how important it is to listen to the needs of your body. It was my “a-ha” moment.
What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?
Half Moon. It was and can still be a challenge for me. But, I feel focused, strong and balanced, even if I fall over and it always put’s a smile on my face.
Cat or Cow?
I love the combined movement, but Cow for sure. It’s a great heart-opener
How can yoga help people change their lives?
Yoga gives you the tools to self regulate and not just react to a situation. And, the best part is you can take it with you anywhere you go!
Why should people support Yoga 4 Change?
Supporting Yoga 4 Change is more then just making a monetary donation, it’s an investment in the health and well being of future generations.