LISA ROTELL
Yoga Instructor

Lisa began practicing yoga in 1994. She started teaching in 2003, and teaching Iyengar Yoga in 2009. Lisa teaches at the Iyengar Institute of New York City where her love for the method was inspired by Mary Dunn and her primary teacher James Murphy. She has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India for extended periods in 2013, 2015, and will return again in the future.

Lisa’s background is in fine art. She holds a BFA degree in textile design. She worked in interior design and for luxury goldsmiths before yoga became a greater passion. Her connection to creativity and self-expression now reinforces her teaching style. She creates an environment that is dynamic, challenging, and focused.

Her daily life is enriched by her son and the role of motherhood.

The practice of Iyengar Yoga continually deepens, she finds, bringing greater confidence, happiness and meaning to life. Lisa cites a favorite quote of Mary Dunn’s: “I practice for the joy of setting aside the practical demands of life and learning more about peace and the art of being.”