Lisa Powers is a certified Ananda Yoga Teacher and has taught yoga, meditation, and chanting seminars for over 18 years to professional organizations and private groups. She is also a teacher for the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Program at the Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat. She has a BA in Television and Film Production and manages pilgrimage tours to the holy sites of Italy and India.
Lisa has coordinated international trade shows and worked with sales and foreign rights for motivational and inspirational books. With her husband she has run an international antiquities business of Roman Period to 18th Century objects; specializing in Renaissance Era arms and armor as art, and scientific instruments.
Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 and is today completely free of cancer. She states that, “Yoga has helped me to heal very deeply – I realized that I was afraid of dying and afraid of treatment. When I accepted that there were things I couldn’t control, I relaxed and was better able to accept my present situation. I began swimming with the current, not against it. At this point a deep peace flooded my being and I was no longer afraid. This was the turning point that opened the door for other solutions to come. Looking back I recognized that the philosophy and practice of yoga was deeply ingrained within me and was a sustaining force.”