Get to Know Reach Instructor Lisa Silverman

Name: Lisa Silverman
Birthplace: Born in Pennsylvania but raised in New York.
Current Hometown: Live in Glencoe.
Family/Pets: Husband, 2 daughters, 2 labradoodles and a cockatiel
Life Passion: I just want everyone to feel loved, healthy, strong, be kind and to never want more than you need.
Favorite Place to Travel: I like to travel and explore new places.  Everywhere I have been has offered a new experience.  
Hobbies: Anything artsy, tennis and golf.
Name 1 moment that completely changed your life: My husband’s career moved us to Illinois 8 years ago.  We knew no one and had never been in the midwest.  I used to say I could live anywhere, but this change put me to the test.  We have since developed an amazing community of friends and have a beautiful life in our adopted city.  
When did you start practicing yoga & why: I started going once a week about 11 years ago for flexibility.  Then about 4 years ago I hurt my ankle and was limited to yoga for exercise.  Practicing daily gave me a deeper understanding of the practice and I became hooked.  It centers me.
Favorite Pose: My favorite pose will truly depend on the day and my state of mind.  I love childs pose first thing in the morning to turn inward and find my breathe, half moon when I feel strong and grounded and twists just feel good.  
Favorite Mantra: Be true to yourself.  Never worry about what other people think.
Best Advice Ever Given: Before you confront someone, think about what you are looking to get out of it.  (That being said, I am not a confrontational person)
Best Advice to Give: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Check out Lisa’s new class Saturdays 11:00-12:00pm Vinyasa Flow Level 1-2
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