Lisa Mauriello, Studio Owner
Lisa was already in love with dance when she first popped into a yoga class back in 1999. She thought it would serve as a useful adjunct to the movement that she was passionate about. She was totally mystified by the intense experience she had there in the early days of Baron Baptiste's Institute in Cambridge. It was physical, it was definitely spiritual and there was a powerful feeling of community that kept her coming back again and again. It became her church and before long she was rearranging her schedule and life to be on her mat. Her commitment landed her a job at Baron's Cambridge studio and then the two studios that followed, with a hand in all aspects of the business' goings-on as well as Baron's events and trainings. She completed her first Teacher Trainings with Baron and then continued on to complete two additional Teacher Training modules with Shiva Rea. She has been fortunate enough to learn from some other amazing and inspiring guides like Ana Forrest and locally, Tom Alden, Nicoline Valkenberg and Bo Forbes.
She lives in Bedford with her husband and studio cofounder, Bo, and their two children- Phoenix and Nova. She dreamt up Yoga Nova out of the desire to create a strong sense of community again, a place where all are welcomed to be themselves in whatever state they are. She's honored to have the opportunity to create a space that may serve others in the profound ways she has experienced by being a student of yoga herself.