Spotlight on … Lisa Robertson
by Lisa Robertson
1. Why did you become a yoga/pilates instructor?
I was looking for a new career path but had no idea what I wanted to do, it then dawned on me that I could give back to others what Yoga had done for me.
2.What is your favourite pose/exercise?
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana – Pigeon Pose. Such a strong pose, your body wants to fight against it, you have to really focus in, take control and surrender all at the same time. Plus it is sooo yummy for your hips!
3. Which classes do you teach at RHY?
Red Hot Open
4. How long have you been an instructor?
Since March 2016!
5. What is your go to snack after your practise?
As I practice most mornings its normally a banana and a coffee – and plenty of water, especially after a hot class.
6. How do you motivate yourself to get on your mat?
After loosing a dear friend I feel motivated just feel by being alive and able to roll out my mat, move, breath and feel.
7. Top tip for Downward Dog?
Focus on your spine rather than your legs – Keep the knees bent, soften the shoulders and draw chest toward thighs, then work on raising the hips, not straightening the legs – this will come naturally.
8. What would your advice be to beginners?
Don’t be put off by anyone else in the room. Just focus on you and your practice. We all step onto our mats with various physical and emotional histories therefore how each of our stories play out will be entirely different. And remember props are your friends!
9. What else do you do in your spare time?
I love to spend time with family and friends, travel, paint and cook (and eat).
10. Where is your favourite travel destination?
My other passion is travel so I just generally love to go to new places and experience new things. However if I had to pick it would be probably be India – I have been twice now and I don’t think you would ever get bored of going back. Its hot, crazy, busy and beautiful all at the same time and there something new to experience around every corner!