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Lisa Wise Yoga and physical therapy

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About
Lisa Wise Yoga

I am a yoga teacher and bodyworker with over 20 years of experience helping people feel better through movement and physical therapy.
I offer yoga practices and bodywork treatments to nourish and replenish body and mind.

I provide

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My approach to yoga is to work mindfully, with an attitude of affectionate awareness, to restore function and ease in the body so that we may move towards contentment and ease in the mind.
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Yoga & Fascia

My classes incorporate a wide range of movements designed to hydrate and soften the fascia, releasing restrictions and restoring function, mobility and a sense of ease.
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Yoga & Nervous System Regulation

My classes are carefully curated to combine functional movement with practices drawn from Yoga, Qigong and Somatics.

What I offer

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

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1-2-1 Yoga

1-2-1 Yoga

A 1-2-1 Yoga session allows you to explore practices with guidance to meet your own needs. In a 1-2-1 session I take a full health consultation to help me devise a personalised treatment plan best suited to you.

Whether you are looking to develop your own movement practice, learn how to breathe functionally, address structural concerns (Scoliosis, Pelvic asymmetry, pain etc) re-pattern muscular tension, learn practices to calm anxiety or improve sleep or address other health concerns, a 1-2-1 yoga session takes into consideration your whole being: we work through the lens of the Koshas to consider your physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

In a 1-2-1 session I take a full health consultation to help me devise a personalised treatment plan best suited to your needs. Initial consultations last 1:30 hrs and subsequent sessions last 1 hr. For more information or to book a session please contact me.

Therapeutic massage treatments to Nourish, Balance and Restore

Therapeutic massage treatments
to Nourish, Balance and Restore

I draw on my training in Therapeutic Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy and Ayurvedic Massage to create deeply nourishing treatments tailored to suit individual needs.

After an initial consultation to discuss requirements, I devise a bespoke treatment combining a variety of techniques including myofascial release, trigger point and marma therapy to address tension, strain and deeply held stress-patterns. I use warm, high quality herbalised oils made according to Ayurvedic formulas to enhance the therapeutic effects of the treatment, whether we are looking to soothe, calm or energise.

Treatments are 60 mins or 90 mins and are at The Clover Mill, Malvern

Workshops

Workshops

I offer a series of yoga workshops, each focusing on a health-related topic and incorporating yoga practices to support the theme.

 I have devised these workshops to educate and offer practical tools and resources for addressing various health concerns, but they can also be considered ‘mini retreats’ taking you out of your busy life to reconnect and replenish.

Past themes have included:

Yoga for Spinal Health, Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health, Yoga to support Immune and Respiratory Health, Yoga to support Digestive Health, Yoga for Functional Breathing, Yoga and the Art & Science of Relaxation and Yoga for Menopause Support. To receive information about upcoming workshops please sign up to my Newsletter.

Retreats

Retreats

Retreats are a wonderful way to step out of the demands of daily life and immerse yourself in practices designed to nourish you on all levels.

Giving yourself the gift of time and being held by the rhythms and practices in a quiet place of beauty can be a profound and lifechanging experience, helping you to come back home to yourself.

I am the co-founder of the ‘Rest & Digest’ retreat at The Clover Mill, an Ayurvedic retreat centre and spa set in the secluded foothills of the Malvern Hills, UK. This unique retreat was designed in response to seeing an increasing number of guests struggling with stress, burnout and a host of associated health issues. Weaving together ancient Ayurvedic principles with contemporary knowledge of microbiome and neuroscience, Dr Julie Dent (owner of The Clover Mill) and I created this retreat to take guests on a 5 Day experiential journey towards health through diet, Ayurvedic massage, Yoga and lifestyle practices. Our aim for the retreat was to facilitate a sustainable shift in health with plenty of take away tools, practices and knowledge for lasting health. We run this retreat 5 x per year at the beautiful, secluded Clover Mill in the Malvern Hills. 

I also run weekend and day retreats with my good friend and colleague Debbie Lewis. Debbie Lewis is a Functional Medicine practitioner and together we create retreats designed to nourish, educate and inspire busy women seeking to feel better. We include talks on nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Using organic, nutrient dense, anti-inflammatory foods our menu and Yoga practices are offered to calm and replenish depleted bodies and minds. For more information please contact me.

For information on upcoming retreats please sign up to my Newsletter. I am also happy to run bespoke retreats along the themes that I work with. To discuss booking me to run a retreat for you and a group of friends, please contact me.

Yoga Classes

Online Functional Breathing Classes

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Get in Touch

I would be delighted to talk with you.
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Testimonials

Get in touch

Yoga

In an age of increasing stress, hurry and an often-overwhelming amount of stimulation, I offer a space, like a refuge, to explore practices with an attitude of compassionate enquiry, to replenish mind, body and spirit with a sense of ease, calm and contentment.

Along with a deep respect for the ancient practices of Yoga and Ayurveda as established healing modalities, I combine a sound understanding of functional movement and the fascial system with a contemporary understanding of nervous system regulation in my teaching.

My approach to yoga is to work mindfully, with an attitude of affectionate awareness, to restore function and ease in the body so that we may move towards contentment and ease in the mind.

‘You will be amazed to discover that, if you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way.’

Vanda Scaravelli

Yoga and Fascia

Modern pain and movement theory views restrictions in the fascial system as a contributing root cause of pain, mobility and even mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. As we age, suffer trauma (physical and emotional), accumulate unhelpful postural/movement patterns or live in a state of chronic stress our fascial system becomes less mobile and more prone to inflammation. In my classes I incorporate a wide range of movements designed to hydrate and soften the fascia, releasing restrictions and restoring the natural ‘glide & slide’ properties of healthy fascia needed for optimum function and wellbeing.

Yoga and Nervous System Regulation

During stressful situations our nervous system responds by shifting into a state which prepares us to fight or flee the situation or freeze until the threat has passed. We all recognise the feeling of high adrenalin, and this is an appropriate response, meant to last only while the threat is imminent. Ideally, once the threat has passed, we shift easily back into a state where the nervous system is relaxed and comfortably alert. Unfortunately, due to the pace and pressures of modern life many of us are spending increasing amounts of time in the flight/flight/freeze state and our nervous system becomes dysregulated. A dysregulated nervous system can manifest in symptoms as diverse as tension, pain, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, burnout, brain fog and overwhelm to name a few.

My classes are carefully curated to combine functional movement with practices drawn from Yoga, Qigong and Somatics, weaving in breathwork, mindful awareness and relaxation to develop a sense of embodied awareness, helping to shift out the fight/flight/freeze state and bring balance and calm to a dysregulated nervous system. When the nervous system is balanced, we create the optimum environment for vibrant health, clear thinking and sustainable resilience. These insights come from Polyvagal theory and the clinical term for the state of safety and ease in the nervous system is ‘Ventral Vagal’. I have come to call this state ‘Home’; a place to which we can return to again and again for rest, recuperation and refuge. My intention and dedication as a yoga teacher is to offer pathways back home.

‘Looking through the lens of the nervous system we understand that we are all trying to anchor in the state of safety that supports connection to self, to others, to the world and to spirit, and provides the energy we need to navigate our days.’  

Deb Dana