Lisa was first introduced to Pilates as a dance major in college at the University of Arizona. She became certified in 2001 in an intensive training program from Bodyworks Studio, now Fletcher Pilates, under the direction of Kyria Sabin. In 2002, she graduated with a BFA in Dance along with a BA in Education. Lisa also holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University. In 2007, she obtained her CMA (certified movement analyst) degree from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies and has trained as a birth doula through DONA International. Lisa also holds a prenatal/postnatal specialist certificate from the Center of Women’s Fitness, run by Carolyn Anthony. Over the years, she has studied with Irene Dowd, Martha Eddy, Peggy Hackney, Lynn Martin, Deb Goodman, and Kelly Kane.
Lisa brings her extensive knowledge of anatomy, dance, movement analysis, and Bartenieff Fundamentals to her practice. She specializes in injury prevention, pre/postnatal pilates, and diastasis recti repair. She has taught pilates throughout the United States as well as Europe and has designed dance, pilates, yoga and meditation programs for multiple NYC public high schools. In 2011, she opened her first studio, Brooklyn Embodied, in Park Slope, Brooklyn and relocated her studio in 2016 to Croton on Hudson. It is her passion to help her clients gain body awareness to enable them to live their life in a balanced, healthy way. In 2018, she founded Control D: The Art of Diastasis Repair and currently holds teacher trainings in both Brooklyn and Westchester.
She lives in Croton on Hudson, NY with her husband and two movement-loving children.