For Narisara, E-RYT 500, teaching yoga is an opportunity to help others, and she offers a creative but structured environment where the present moment is honored. She blends anatomy studies, poetry, dharma and the arts into her classes and draws inspiration from everyday urban life.
Narisara received her 200-hour and 500-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training from OM Yoga Center. She is completing her 3rd year of Advanced Anatomy Studies at The Breathing Project under Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff. She has certifications in Yin Yoga, Hand Mudras, Yoga TuneUp Therapy Balls, Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and meditation. She is also certified 200-hr Heart of Yoga Therapy from Abhyasa Yoga Center, and has been practicing vipassana (insight) meditation for over 14 years with Downtown Meditation Community. She has taught yoga at Zen residential meditation retreats for the Village Zendo, and is a guest teacher trainer in Hand/Foot Anatomy, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga.
Narisara is grateful for the fierce love and support of her husband, family and two Siamese cats. In her former careers, she was a nonprofit consultant, dancer and photographer. She loves to cook plant-based comfort food and healthy meals utilizing principles of performance-based nutrition, Chinese medicine and ayurveda. She has a master’s in nonprofit arts administration from Columbia University, and is a graduate of Coro Leadership NY. She is very grateful to her teachers including her parents, Cyndi Lee, J. Brown, Tari Prinster, Joseph and Lillian LePage, Judith Hanson Lasater, Corina Benner, Mark Whitwell, Thanissaro Bhikku and Peter Doobinin.
Narisara describes her classes as: uniquely challenging, creative in the moment, deeply relaxing and mindful but not serious.
Narisara’s music: guiding rhythms to groove and chillax, accompanied by strong breath, mind and spirit.