Lisa Laird

Yoga Instructor & Cowgirls vs. Cancer Coordinator

Yoga Instructor

Lisa’s parents introduced her to Ashtanga yoga at a young age. They practiced together and showed her how yoga could complement her love for ballet. A dance injury that brought her back to the mat as an adult and got her hooked. She personally witnessed the transformative power of yoga to heal the body – and the spirit.

In 2005, she attended her first teacher training at The White Lotus Foundation. The following year she began teaching in her hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2008 she received her 200-hour training certification from Kripalu Center of Yoga.

Lisa moved to Bozeman after graduating from The University of Wisconsin Green Bay with a B.A. in Arts Management. In addition to co-leading Big Sky Yoga Retreats with Margaret and serving as Cowgirls vs. Cancer Coordinator, Lisa teaches yoga throughout the community.

“Personal awareness directly affects community awareness,” she says. “Through yoga, one breath at a time, people can positively impact their lives and the world.”

She was recently selected as a KiraGrace Warrior for her exemplary commitment to the teaching of yoga, community involvement, and dedication to building a more caring and compassionate world. Lisa has also been featured in Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, and her humor and playful teaching style resonate with all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Lisa is also the owner of Bozeman Ashiatsu & Asana, Montana’s premiere massage and yoga studio that specializes in Ashiatsu barefoot massage. Visit her website and like her on Facebook!

Lisa still loves to dance and views each sun salutation as a dance of self-expression. In honor of her late grandfather, Lisa is also trying her hand at the family tradition of backyard beekeeping.