Spirit Rising offers a different kind of experience...
When the body is a strong container for the energy of life, prana can be felt as both energizing and calming. Spirit Rising Yoga was created to allow one to feel that dynamic silkiness of prana moving through open channels of our body and energy centers.
We believe in healing as a whole. As we grow, we elevate the spirit in new ways... expanding consciousness and creating a peaceful way to experience life. When connecting to others who walk this same path, all manner of miracles occur... we shed heavy layers of tension, heal old wounds and the spirit can rise to greatness.
When you see something that can be changed for the better, you need to do all that you can to change it. Creating a yoga studio that is welcoming to all, soul nurturing and consciousness expanding is not only a great honor and joy but my life purpose.
The only way to have the world we want is to create it.
Meet Our Instructors
E-RYT 500 Kripalu Yoga Teacher, RYT 500 Kripalu Ayurveda Yoga Teacher, 200 hr. certification in Ayurveda, 500 hrs. of Ayurveda Health Coach Training. Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master/Teacher/ -Studio Owner
Lisa is a 500 hr. registered yoga teacher certified through the Kripalu School of Yoga & Ayurveda in Lenox Massachusetts and will be certified as an Ayurveda Health Counselor in May 2022. To date, Lisa has over 900 hrs. of training. Through the practice of yoga, ayurveda and meditation, Lisa has developed a passionate belief in our abilities to take control of our own health. Healing our minds and bodies with the benefits of these holistic practices. Lisa's classes include pranayama (breathe work), meditation and using the teachings of Ayurveda to offer classes to bring us in balance with nature. You will often be guided into the subtler layers of your being, that which is flowing beneath it all - Life Force pulsing inside. Working in the energy layer helps you connect to your vitality and radiance. In addition to her Yoga certification, Lisa is a Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master & Teacher and is the lead teacher for our 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training. Lisa has studied with Shiva Rae, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Larissa Hall Carlson, Dr. John Douillard, Dr. Rosy Mann, Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Scott Blossom, Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, Stephen Cope, Noah Maze and Rocky Herron as well as Energy Medicine with Donna Eden.
Lisa left her executive career in 2012 to commit herself full time as a teacher and student of yoga.
Lisa has taught over 3500 studio classes as well as multiple teacher trainings, workshops and corporate events/yoga.
Lisa is available for private yoga lessons, group yoga, corporate yoga and meditation as well as private Reiki, Hypnotherapy and Aromatouch.
Jill Novak - RYT200
The first time I started yoga in 2009, my friend asked me to join her in a class. I was hooked from that moment on. I loved the way I could connect to my body and breath. I began practicing fairly regularly on my own and attending classes when I could. My practice grew stronger and eventually I knew I wanted to teach to share my love of yoga with others. I took a 200 Hour Training in 2019 and began teaching in Plymouth shortly after that. I have taught vinyasa, slow flow, yin, and ashtanga. I believe yoga is a beautiful way to connect with ones spirit and to learn what our bodies need especially when they change day to day.
Kim Haas, Studio Manager, is a 200HR-ERYT Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching experience and is also a Reiki Master. After tip-toeing around the edges of yoga for almost twenty years, Kim fully committed to yoga in the Fall of 2012 which quickly led to the Spirit Rising Yoga Immersion program, culminating in her teacher certification, just in time to help fill her looming empty nest. Kim is also a writer and found so many connections between the practice of yoga and writing that she designed a class that combines both, creating space for her students to dive deep into their practice and their lives. She firmly believes in the power of yoga to transform on levels well beyond the physical. Living her yoga both on and off the mat is a daily practice that helps her to live a life of depth filled with clarity, grace and ease.
Stacy Sloan - CYT - 200
While working as the Health & Wellness Director for Northville Parks and Recreation, Stacy obtained her 200 RYT from Balance Yoga Therapy in 2015, lead by a student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker, the founder of ParaYoga. Stacy was attracted to this method of teaching because ParaYoga’s perspective is that practice should be empowering you to thrive in every area of your life. In ParaYoga, we teach that you can vary the way you practice and that there are many possible outcomes of practice. The aim and reach of this practice is to positively influence all aspects of your life, on and off the mat. Stacy’s intention is to create an environment in her classes where each student feels comfortable and confident, regardless of their size, shape, age, flexibility or experience.
Samantha Smigelski - RYT200
After years of competitive sports, Samantha begrudgingly came to yoga in 2010 at the behest of a friend. She had assumed yoga was only for hippies and that it wouldn't be a good fit for her. She was so wrong! After one class, she was hooked! The single class gave Sam slight relief from her chronic back pain, the people were kind and welcoming, and her muscles were feeling the workout! She's been practicing in different capacities at various studios ever since, finding her home at Spirit Rising after moving to Brighton. Yoga has become a tool that's allowed her to grow and maintain a healthy lifestyle without the anxiety, stress, and pressure of competitive sports. She's passionate about sharing yoga with her community in hopes of showing others that yoga can be for everyone, so long as you're open to giving it a try.