Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic, classical style of yoga designed to purify your body and mind from the outside in. There are six asana, or posture, sequences within the Ashtanga system. The first is called the Primary Series, or Yoga Chiktsa, and is a series of a few dozen postures designed to create the ideal balance of strength and flexibility in our bodies. Each posture is linked to the next by the breath, flowing gracefully from beginning to end. The poses build upon each other so that the intensity and complexity increases throughout the sequence.

Once a student can perform each posture within the Primary Series with proficiency, they are ready to begin work on the Second Series, an even more challenging set of postures designed to stimulate and cleanse the nervous system. After years of dedicated practice, a student may be able to move on to the advanced sequences - the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series.

It is important to remember that Ashtanga Yoga is not simply a physical exercise routine. While a strong, flexible body is the inevitable, welcome effect of a rigorous yoga practice, it is not the ultimate goal. Yoga's true purpose is to still the waves of the mind and root out what no longer serves us--physically, mentally, and emotionally. We practice to create a calm mind, a happy spirit, and a healthy body.

The practice of Ashtanga Yoga will take you as deep as you’re willing to go. If you only desire a healthy, fit body, that is all you will gain. If you seek something deeper, and are willing to put in the work of a dedicated practice, you will reap those benefits as well.

If you're looking to build a practice but don't know where to start, or if you simply have questions, scroll down and click Email Lisa. She's happy to help.


Lisa was introduced to Ashtanga yoga in 2009. She knew she had found something special, and began practicing regularly, consuming books, videos, and anything else about the practice she could get her hands on. After years of mostly home practice, in July 2015 Lisa traveled to Miami Beach, Florida to study at the world renowned Miami Life Center under master teachers Kino Macgregor and Tim Feldmann for a five week Ashtanga Intensive (and 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification). Upon returning from her intensive training, Lisa began teaching introductory Ashtanga courses in her native Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is thrilled to share this incredible practice!

Lisa also specializes in prenatal and postnatal yoga. In 2011, she began apprenticing with a local prenatal yoga teacher and childbirth instructor. She assisted in classes and workshops until she was ready to strike out on her own in 2014. Lisa then started Tulsa Prenatal Yoga, which has grown into Eastern Oklahoma’s most popular prenatal fitness program, serving hundreds of women every year. Yoga and motherhood hold a special place in Lisa’s heart, and it is her honor and privilege to offer this service to the expecting women of her community.

A student first and foremost, Lisa frequently returns to MLC to continue her study, as well as to various yoga workshops and trainings around the country. Lisa practices what she preaches, maintaining a dedicated six day a week Ashtanga yoga practice. Yoga has transformed her life and she is passionate about sharing it with others. She teaches private and group classes, and hopes to see you on the mat soon.


I am currently teaching at the following studios. Find me on their schedules!

The Yoga Room

I also offer private and small group lessons in my personal studio. Contact me for more information.

Questions? Email Lisa