Our Philosophy

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


Lisa Shumway
E-RYT 500 Kripalu Yoga Teacher, RYT 500 Kripalu Ayurveda Yoga Teacher, 200 hr. certification in Ayurveda, 500 hrs of Ayurveda Health Coach Training. Cht. Reiki Master/Teacher/Certified Aromatouch Therapist -Studio Owner

Lisa is a 500 hr. Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT)  as well as a 500 hr. Ayurveda Yoga Teacher and has been practicing yoga for morethan 20 years. 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. Lisa 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, 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 3400 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.

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Candy Jones-Guerin - RYT200

aI started practicing yoga over 20 years ago when a friend invited me to a local class. Riddled in nerves with little information about what yoga really was, I shyly walked in, unrolled a mat and was forever changed.

Since that first class I have rarely taken much time away from the mat, always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and connect. I consider myself a “seeker” and have studied not only yoga but also Reiki, MBSR Meditation, Energy Medicine and much more over the years.

I love teaching all styles of yoga and helping students find and connect with their own unique practice. I’m inspired by those who I have taught, the people I have practiced with and so many great teachers who continue to help me along my path.  There is something magic about the yoga community that is unlike no other.

Kim Haas - E-RYT 200

aAfter tip-toeing around the edges of yoga for almost twenty years, Kim fully committed to a yoga practice in the Fall of 2012 which quickly led to the Spirit Rising Yoga Immersion program, culminating in her 200-hour yoga teacher certification. As a writer, Kim found so many connections between the practice of yoga and writing that she designed a class that combines both. She is honored to share her love of writing and yoga as a way to connect to your own heart and the heart of your practice. Although she has just started on this life-changing path, she firmly believes in the power of yoga to heal and transform body, mind, emotions and spirit and hopes to open that possibility up to her students.


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.  

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