Lisa Jang AFAA, E-RYT, YACEP San Ramon, California
Lisa Jang (also known as “Lisa J”) started taking fitness and yoga classes when she moved from British Columbia, Canada to the Bay Area in 1999. It was not long for her to realize how much she loved the enthusiasm, energy, and movement of the classes. Moreover, it became an outlet for her to deal with being homesick and a way to deal with the decline in her mother’s health and eventually, her mother’s death.
That same year, a local fitness manager saw Lisa’s enthusiasm in class and approached her about getting accreditation to lead group fitness classes. Despite her initial trepidation, she decided to embark on her own teaching journey. It was a propitious beginning. Since then, Lisa has been leading group fitness and yoga classes since 2001. She has studied under some of the industry’s most knowledgeable and skillful teachers. From the spearheads of Yin Yoga — Bernie Clark, Paul & Suzee Grilley, to sought after Vinyasa teachers Noell Clark, Angie Poon, Clara Robert-Oss of Lila Vinyasa, Kathryn Budig of Aim True Yoga and Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine, to the calm teachings of Restorative Yoga Teacher Tianne Allan of Semperviva Yoga and much more. Lisa has also attained several hours of acupressure training at McKinnon Body Therapy Center. She is always a student, always learning.
Lisa co-facilitates 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings and leads her own Yin Yoga Teacher Training Programs at local East Bay and South Bay Yoga Studios.