Liza DiGaetano is the founder of Garage Yoga, a traditional Ashtanga Yoga Mysore program in San Diego, California.
Liza practices and teaches the traditional method of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. Her dedication to the Ashtanga Yoga practice began in 2006 with senior teacher, Tim Miller. Liza travels annually to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, R. Sharath Jois, at The Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). In 2014, after many years of dedicated practice and trips to Mysore, she was blessed by Sharath with KPJAYI Level 2 Authorization, allowing her to officially teach the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Mysore method.
Less traditionally, Liza has been a student and member of Edward Clark’s Tripsichore Yoga Theatre, a London-based performance company known as the “Cirque de Soleil” of Yoga. Liza has also extensively studied Ayurveda, the ancient science of self healing, with Dr. Madan Kumar MD, (Professor at Pankaja Kasthuri Ayurveda Medical College) in Thrivandrum, India and with Dr. Talveen Krishna (founder of IVAC Ayurveda Center) in Mysore, India. Liza actively studies energetic healing and plant medicine. She completed Jonathan Goldman’s 1.5 year Gift Of The Body Healer Training in 2016 at the Essential Light Institute in Bend, Oregon.
Liza has over 15 years of experience teaching yoga and movement and is an advanced Ashtanga Yoga practitioner. Liza encourages her students to fully dedicate themselves to the discipline of daily practice while reminding them not to take themselves too seriously. Liza has a deep love for the traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice and hopes to ignite that love in her students. She is a mother of a beautiful child and hopes to inspire and provide support for women who wish to continue their practice throughout pregnancy and motherhood.
Liza believes that the physical practice of Ashtanga Yoga allows us to become better humans in the world. The method becomes our path to becoming more compassionate, happy, resilient, present and ultimately, more evolved beings on the physical, mental and spiritual plane.
Interested in becoming a member of the Garage Yoga Mysore program in San Diego? Email Liza at firstname.lastname@example.org.