EMBODIYOGA® PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Lisa Clark, Founder, Executive Program and Education Director of EmbodiYoga® brings 40 years of study, personal practice, teaching and living yoga to her workshops and teacher trainings. A teacher’s teacher, she has spent a lifetime merging enigmatic yogas with current up-to-date somatic experience and exploring how the body-mind expresses itself. Lisa, E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance and a registered International Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist, is a certified Teacher/Practitioner of Body Mind Centering®.
Lisa is one of the leading innovators of the integration of Yoga and Body- Mind Centering® and has been actively engaged in the training, teaching and development of this form over 35 years. She is currently the Program & Education Director of the BMC & Yoga Immersion Series: Foundations In Embodied Anatomy, and was Program Coordinator and Developer with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen for the BMC Yoga Programs in Amherst, MA from 1999-2005. She leads workshops and advanced training programs internationally at studios throughout the United States, Europe, China and South America. She has been a featured teacher at Yoga Journal Conferences, Omega Institute, and Kripalu Center.
Yoga has been Lisa’s passionate love for over 40 years, and she brings a rich lifetime perspective and broad professional understanding of the field of yoga, somatics, and body-mind practices. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC where she has a private movement and yoga therapy practice.. EmbodiYoga is the synthesis of her life’s work, offering professional teacher trainings, classes & workshops since 2002.
Julee Snyder, EmbodiYoga® 500 Hour Teacher, E-RYT500, is Program Director for the EmbodiYoga® RYS 200 hour Teacher Training at EVOLVE in Raleigh, NC. She has been passionately engaged in the intersection of yoga and somatics since she began practicing 25 years ago. Julee is a licensed massage therapist, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, visceral manipulation practitioner, and Body-Mind Centering Practitioner. Her practice and teaching is influenced by the works of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, BKS Iyengar, Desikachar, and many others in the realm of yoga, somatics dance, science and osteopathy.
Julee has been an avid student of Lisa Clark since they first met in the early 90s. She completed the EmbodiYoga® 230hr program in 2004 and the 300hr program in 2006. Julee lives in Raleigh NC and serves as Director of Yoga, Somatics and Therapeutic Programming at EVOLVE Movement where she has her bodywork practice and offers EmbodiYoga® classes, individual yoga therapy, and specialized workshops and teacher trainings. You can find her writings in yoga and somatics at www. EmbodimentEtudes.com.
Becky Morrissey, EmbodiYoga® 500 Hour Teacher, E-RYT500, Program Director for the EmbodiYoga® RYS 200 hour Teacher Training at Sangha Yoga, Loveland Ohio, has a passion for the study of yoga’s intersectionality with embodiment. She has been inspired by yoga for 25 years, and brings yoga modalities to her work as a mental health clinician and counselor educator. Becky has been an avid student of Lisa Clark for over 20 years, having completed the EmbodiYoga® 500 program and continuing to study with Lisa for mentoring and innovative study.
Yoga’s mosaic of embodied guidance, meditation, and play are at the heart of Becky’s teaching practice. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the Owner/Director of Sangha Yoga Loveland, where she offers EmbodiYoga® classes, individual yoga therapy, and specialized workshops and teacher trainings through Ohio and the Tri-State area.
Mary Borton, EmbodiYoga® 500 Hour Teacher, E-RYT200, is Program Director of the EmbodiYoga® 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yellow Tree Yoga, Troy, Ohio. Mary has been living and breathing yoga for over 20 years, weaving decades of practice and study with her more recent, intensive studies of EmbodiYoga®. Her interest in threading ancient teachings into contemporary concepts of yoga, along with her interest in subtle anatomy and somatic approaches to yoga led her to study with Lisa Clark. Once she discovered EmbodiYoga®, Mary knew she had found a healing path that united her collective interests and expanded them beyond what she could ever imagine. She immersed herself in the teachings to both experience and share these concepts through her classes.
Mary recognizes the transformative effect yoga has on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual life. Informed from her years of practice and study, as well as the influence of many great teachers, Mary skillfully creates classes that meet students wherever they are on their paths. She also shares yoga in the education system by imparting the benefits of breath, movement, and mindfulness to classroom teachers. Mary Borton is Founder and Director of Yellow Tree Yoga, a small studio in Troy, Ohio, where she teaches daily classes, works with private clients therapeutically, teaches workshops and trainings in her local community and beyond, creating relevant and beneficial yoga classes for all levels.