Liza Keogh delights in bringing the benefits of yoga practices to people of all ages and abilities, through private instruction, group classes and on-line learning. A recognized Yoga Elder, she is known for the breadth of her knowledge, as well as her skillful use of language, imagery and adjustment techniques.
Liza specializes in Yoga for Women, and is a Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner. She holds certifications in Hatha, Ashtanga, and Prenatal Yoga; Ayurvedic Massage; and Fascial Fitness. She founded and ran a successful yoga center in Massachusetts, and for over ten years brought yoga to venues that included public parks, corporations and low-income health centers. Liza has also written and developed curriculum for yoga teacher trainings, and is able to certify others to teach at the 200-hour level.
She has extensive experience in leading yoga retreats, often in conjunction with writing coaches and therapists. In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, she has been instructing primarily one-on-one, as well as offering series in Subtle Body Anatomy, Pelvic Awareness, and Slow Flow Yoga. Her current projects include her first book on yoga, and work with an international group of fitness experts on incorporating the latest scientific research on fascia into body mind practices. She is also in Lorin Roche’s Tantric Meditation teacher training, based on his 40 years of work with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra (the ‘Radiance Sutras’).
Arrive. Center. Breathe. Move. Breathe some more. Move some more. Feel your way into your bones
and marrow, through layers of skin and fascia. Feel your way into your circulatory and nervous systems, your digestive system, your heart. Notice the echoes and reverberations of big movements and subtle shifts. Challenge yourself, nurture yourself, notice who you are.
I meet you right where you are, whether we are working one-on-one or in a group situation. Feeling exuberant, overflowing with joy and possibility? We can work with that. Had a rough night, heard some hard news, experiencing some upheaval? We can work with that, too. Everything rather even-keeled, copacetic, ‘normal’? Yes, even the mundane has space on the mat.
The tools of a yoga practice are simple: you have a body, so move it. You need to oxygen to survive, so breathe. You have a heart, a big physical pump to keep primed. Joints to keep lubricated, fascia to keep juicy, and emotions and experiences to process. Get on your mat, open your toolbox and pull out what you need.
The journey of ‘Mapping’ comes as you refine your practice, moving from the gross to the subtle. You establish neuromuscular pathways and movement patterns that create greater ease and fluidity in your body. You heal old injuries, be they in your tissue or in your heart. You take the time to notice: your breath, sensation, internal feedback, internal dialogue. You learn to absorb what feels good and become less reactive to what is challenging or uncomfortable.
All this is Practice.