Alisa moved to Harrisonburg in 2015 from her beloved home of Rhode Island. Seeking community after the transitional move, Alisa found her way to yoga. What started as an activity to fill time and provide entertainment grew into deep roots in Harrisonburg. In her yoga practice, Alisa enjoys experiencing a wide variety of teachers and gravitates towards playful, athletic, and flowing classes. She completed her 200 hour teaching training at The Center School of Yoga with Suzanne McCahill Perrine in 2018.
In teaching, Alisa aims to encourage students to experiment and to not take themselves too seriously. She firmly believes that there is no such thing as being bad at yoga or a perfect pose. Initially, the physical aspects drew her to yoga, and Alisa will always have a special place in her heart for arm balances and inversions, but the internal aspects have kept her curious through teacher training and beyond. When she is not practicing yoga, Alisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and walking her dog, Donny.