Yoga Student + Staff member of the Month
This month, we’re featuring Karen Hennessy, a dedicated IO yogi whose superhero talent is being ridiculously organized and Lisa Jean Souza, one of IO’s senior Certified Massage Therapists who truly embodies the spirit of holistic wellness.
Next time you see them in class, say hello!
NAME Lisa Jean
HOMETOWN Morgan Hill, CA
YEARS IN SF I’m an East/South bay baby, but I’ve been working in SF for I think 6 years now.
YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS sun kissed, sand in the toes, ocean hugging my bones, dear friends, laughing, lots of laughing, eating lots of green things, good health, warm belly
YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC the raw kind, the emotional kind, the live kind
YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS I feel we are all are artists, I’m really insipired by my friends… Drew Roulette, Kim Evans, Ben Henderson, Julia Dawn
YOUR FAVORITE WRITERS So many, but what comes to mind is Tom Robbins, Octavia Butler, Salmon Rushdieie
BEST AFTER YOGA SNACK Dinner
SUPER-HERO TALENT: To hear the unspoken, and feel the unseen
FAVORITE POSES Triangle pose
HEROES All the mothers, and all the children, both seen and unseen
IDEAL SUNDAY Good sleep, Good love, delish meals, Mahalia Jackson on the stereo, a beautiful walk in the trees, smiling friends
OFF THE MAT PASSIONS the mystery of the human body in connection to spirit, creative wellness, writing
YOUR FAVORITE VACATION In real life, the Cayman Islands were a dream, in a dream, Africa.
NAME Karen Hennessy
HOMETOWN Pleasant Hill, CA
PROFESSION Director, Technology Certification
FAVORITE VACATION With friends and family in the south of Chile (the farther, the better) and romantic Tahiti
YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS Being at peace with where you are in life, and taking time to enjoy the people and places that surround you
BEST AFTER YOGA SNACK A delicious salad or sushi
YOUR FAVORITE WRITERS Oscar Wilde, Maya Angelou, Dr. Suess, Jhumpa Lahiri, and a whole bunch of food writers
FAVORITE ARTISTS Rodin, Richard Avedon, Olafur Eliasson, Sol LeWitt
SUPERHERO TALENT I’m ridiculously organized
FAVORITE POSE Pigeon, triangle, headstand
TEACHERS WHO INSPIRE YOU My parents, but inspiration can come from anyone as long as you take the time to listen
IDEAL SUNDAY Early morning yoga at IO, followed with good coffee and a stroll, an afternoon outdoors, ending with dinner among friends or family
SONG TO SING IN THE SHOWER Anything by The Cure!
YOUR MANTRA Follow your heart and do the best you can, it will be enough
For more tidbits on Karen and Lisa, read their complete profiles on the yoga board located outside of the studio.
For our complete IO yoga schedule, please visit our yoga schedule here.
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