Lisa first discovered hot yoga while training for an ironman in 2010. She added hot yoga to her ironman training program to help with recovery and mental focus, which was instrumental in ultimately finishing the ironman. In 2015, Lisa completed her 200 hour training program at SWEAT Yoga Studio. Lisa loves inspiring healthy lifestyles and sharing the beauty of yoga. Lisa truly believes anybody can do yoga and believes everybody can develop a deeper connection with their mind, body, and spirt. Lisa’s goal for every yoga class is for all students to leave feeling good about themselves with a sense of accomplishment and full of energy. Lisa is a physical therapist that specializes in neurological patients ranging from strokes, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Lisa is excited and grateful to be a part of the SWEAT family and thrilled to share her passion of yoga.
Lisa Duncan instructs the following:
In a static class, you will experience a series of postures performed individually with a short pause in between each pose. This class can be a vigorous and well-rounded workout, but is also very appropriate for beginners. It will provide both the new and advanced practitioners with a solid foundation that is useful in other classes offered at SWEAT. Expect a lot of feedback on proper form and alignment. Approximately 2/3 of each class will consist of standing poses, with the remaining 1/3 of class being spent on the floor. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity
In a flow class, postures are strung together in multiple series. As the name suggests, a practitioner can expect to “flow” from one posture to the next in this style of class, synchronizing the breath with the movement. The pace of this class is generally quicker than a static sequence, leaving less time for focus on form and alignment, but providing a vigorous cardiovascular workout. Expect up-tempo music and a more playful atmosphere. Generally, this wouldn’t be the best choice for your first yoga class, but new practitioners are always welcome. This is a great complement to a static practice because it offers variety in addition to greater focus on upper-body and core work. In the 60-minute version, expect to be on your feet almost the entire time. The 90-minute version will include a floor series. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity