our teachers

Lisa Waas

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Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Intermediate Junior I

IAYT- Certified Yoga Therapist

Director of Community Yoga + Wellness

Owner of Iyengar Yoga North Florida

Lisa revels in the accessibility and the intelligence of Iyengar Yoga. All classes use the systematic sequencing of poses to build skill, understanding, and capability from posture to posture, from class to class, and beyond. She can easily help the beginner gain access to the practice of yoga or move even the most advanced practitioner toward a more challenging practice. With the use of the appropriate props, any student can practice yoga. Knee, hip, shoulder, back and knee conditions can be accommodated in most of her classes with the Iyengar Yoga method and Lisa’s guidance.

A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) is held to an unusually rigorous standard. Only after years of training and evaluation are they awarded their certification. Teachers modify the classic asanas (poses) for individual students with the use of props such as blocks, blankets, belts and chairs.

She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with credentials from IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists). 


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Davis Burbank at the Great Wall of China

Davis Burbank

Tai Chi Teacher

Davis has been practicing various forms and styles of Taiji and Quigong for over twenty years with extensive training here in the states and China. He enjoys a daily practice of meditation, breath work, self massage and the numerous energy arts for health and relaxation. 

OLIVIA johnson

Yoga Teacher- RYT 200

Olivia's journey with yoga began with a fractured foot, benching her from her active life of running and obstacle course racing. She fell in love with the myriad of benefits and now practices daily as a part of her personal health and wellness regime.  Olivia has also been engaged in a long-standing battle with chronic and genetic conditions, and attributes yoga, meditation, and a plant-based lifestyle as essential components to healing and wellness maintenance.  She loves to help guide others toward these research backed health promotion activities so that everyone can live as free from undesired, negative symptoms as is possible.

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Olivia has an extensive background in healthcare including a Master's Degree in Nursing, and several post-degree certifications including Health & Wellness Coaching. She is a 200 hr RYT and leads several types of classes including Vinyasa, Power, Restorative, and Rest/Recovery classes.  Olivia truly enjoys teaching yoga, as well as researching and educating others on nutrition, wellness promotion, and chronic illness management. When she's not teaching yoga, Mom'ing,  or obsessing over her cats, you're virtually certain to find her in the kitchen. 


Lynn Aiello-Lees

Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200

Lynn began seriously practicing yoga almost 20 years ago. She studied mostly in New Jersey taking Yin classes and Kripalu Yoga classes from Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies. She received her 200 hour certificate from Lourdes and is currently working on completing her 500 hour registration. She studied primarily with Nita Spielberg who is also a registered nurse.  Lynn is a E-RYT with over 1000 hours of teaching. When her parents became ill, she moved her business and her dog to florida to care for them. She became a teacher here as well, and has been teaching in North Florida for  over 4 years. She attends workshops in Florida, both for hours towards her 500 as well as to continue to learn. Lynn is an avid gardener, and has a garden design and maintenance business. When not working, she enjoys the woods with her beloved dog Gypsy.      

Eliza young

Yoga Teacher RYT 200, Yin Certified, Christina Phipps Certified (

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Eliza is the second generation of yoga instructors in her family. In her childhood she experienced over twenty orthopedic surgeries. It was predicted she would be arthritic in her early twenties but with the practice of yoga throughout her life, she has kept her joints strong and flexible. 

When her love of yoga turned into a desire to teach, Eliza began her certification training. However, she soon had to face another health issue, breast cancer. Once again, yoga helped her navigate a health issue and surprise the medical experts. With a clean bill of health, she ignited a passion to share the benefits of yoga for healing.

All her classes are slow and gentle with modifications offered for health issues. She focuses on using the breath and deep poses to release stress and tension. She teaches Mindful Yoga (gentle stretch), Restorative Yoga and Yin classes. 

Eliza is a RYT 200, Yin Certified and Christina Phipps Certified (yoga for those impacted by cancer) teacher.