ABOUT LISA

Lisa Day’s warm smile and bright friendly energy infuse her classes with a sense of fun and playfulness, while her grounded presence creates a safe judgement-free space to connect to the body, breathe, and feel.  Deeply supportive and intuitive, she meets her students wherever they are to create a practice that is empowering, challenging and yet accessible to all levels.

Lisa Day

MY STORY

I wasn't a graceful child. I played sports but I wouldn't go so far as to say I was good at them. I went to the gym to "stay in shape" but never really enjoyed it. So how did I end up teaching movement?

Pain. Specifically the pain from multiple neck, back and shoulder injuries (a car accident, sports injuries, and concussions among them), worsened by long work days at a desk. First it brought me to tears and then to Pilates. After years of working with one specialist after another and trying seemingly everything else with little success, I was amazed at how quickly I not only found relief from pain but so many additional benefits: I built strength, toned and reshaped my body, improved my coordination and posture (growing almost a full inch due to spine decompression), and regained a sense of ease and delight in my body.

Finding Forrest Yoga was a serendipitous accident and the next major step on my healing journey.  It was HARD and yet I felt refreshed and relaxed in my body after class, not tweaky or overstretched the way I had after some other yoga classes. It taught me that I can sweat (and sometimes shake) without strain and do it all with a relaxed neck. Above all though, it gave me a safe space to breathe, feel and connect to myself without judgement. The intent of Forrest Yoga, "Go Deeper," continues to challenge me to question the limiting and sometimes cruel ways I talk to myself, to honor my inner wisdom and deepen my relationship with my spirit to build the life I most desire.

Having experienced the possibility of moving without pain first-hand, I now delight in curiously exploring new ways of moving with my students. My teaching is based on supporting and empowering each individual with the knowledge, tools and felt experience to bring new aliveness to their body and sparkle to their spirit.

When not teaching, you'll most likely find me on the beach, a paddle board, or chasing new adventures.


Lisa brings a clarity and passion to her Forrest Yoga teaching that is quite extraordinary. She creates a warm and judgment-free learning environment that allows her students to relax into her care even when they’re doing something new and challenging. She brings to her teaching her tender hands-on assists, bright laughter, and pearls of wisdom gleaned from her own personal experience of walking her healing road.
— Kiki Lovelace, Forrest Yoga Guardian & Teacher Trainer, Owner/Director of Education at Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga
I have had the great pleasure of watching Lisa Day grow from her first moments of teacher training into a very skilled instructor over the last few years. From the beginning, it was clear that all of Lisa’s personal experience on her yoga mat translated easily into teaching others. This is a gift that few teachers possess, many work years to develop what comes naturally to Lisa. Lisa is present with herself and with her students. As my assistant, she worked seamlessly; giving support and making hands on adjustments safely and effectively. My students trust her as much as I do. Lisa is smart, compassionate and excited to be teaching yoga - a trifecta of skills that I feel necessary for any good instructor.
— Michelle Cordero, E-RYT500, Forrest Yoga Guardian-in-Training
Lisa Day has a kindness of heart that is palpable. Her depth of caring fuels her commitment to learning and attention she offers her students. Her innate intelligences combined with her level of care contribute to her responsiveness, clarity and healing skill. Being a student in her class is like being warmed on a delightfully warm sunny beach.
— Colleen Millen, Senior Forrest Yoga Teacher

TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

YOGA

PILATES

REIKI