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When I had Lisa Goodwin as a trainer over ten years ago she gave me the knowledge, confidence and reassurance that the path to Yoga as a teacher was within reach. Reaching and stretching the mind-body with Lisa’s unique instruction and posture positioning have been available to me through her workshops, trainings and seminars over the years in Fort Lauderdale, Costa Rica and Sedona, Arizona. Lisa’s love and enthusiasm light up any room and she always seems to know just the perfect message to give her students at the beginning, during and end of each of the nearly twenty 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings!

Melanie Camp, Artful Yoga, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I began my teacher training with Lisa Goodwin back in 2005 and I have been her student ever since.  During our training Lisa taught us postures in a way that opened up my body, and the emotional barriers I had locked up inside. Her ability for making posture expression accessible and attainable are unparalleled. Through Lisa’s guidance I found my “teacher-voice” and was able to later share her teachings with others.

What sets Lisa’s program apart from other trainings out there is her life-coaching skills. The wisdom she shares and the awareness brought forth during these sessions left me with a new understanding and appreciation for my soul. Lisa transported us to look within for discovery of our meaning and our purpose here on earth. With her gifts of both teacher training, and life coaching she changes lives and facilitate’s spiritual evolution.

Sari Lehrhoff MD Psychiatry, NJ

I want to say again that your retreat was the best we’ve been to out of six or seven.

The Watsu moment was the first to hit me.

However, after being home a day, I realized that, in addition to your excellent asana and pacing, you are the first leader to put any emplasis on the importance of the Eight limbs and especially the Yamas nd Niyamas. I think that the Yamas and Niyamas often get lost in the modern day prominence of the asanas and even meditation. I am finding that the week and the atmosphere you set continues, as time passes, to provide more and more feedback and inspiration. Thank you.

Hope to see you in Sedona and definitely plan to come back to Pura Vida with you in 2014.


George Kurita

There are so many possibilities when it comes to choosing a yoga retreat. How do you know which one is for you? I can’t answer that, but I can say that Lisa Goodwin has created something truly unique in the experience that she creates on a yoga retreat. I like to consider her the “modern day guru.” She has a gift of being able to convey the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy in a way that has shifted my comprehension from purely intellectual to something that I feel deeply connected to in my soul. The evening life coaching sessions are intimate, meaningful and have had a profound effect on the way I live everyday life. Lisa doesn’t just talk the talk, but she truly lives by the principles and concepts that she teaches. You will often hear Lisa say, “Don’t believe me! Try it for yourself.” Pura Vida in Costa Rica is a magical place. Nothing is more appealing to me than practicing yoga, enjoying breathtaking nature, healthy and delicious meals, unique treatments with gifted healers, and the evening life coaching sessions. Lisa Goodwin is a beautiful person, both inside and out. Her love and light shines brightly in everything that she does and with every person that she interacts with. I always feel brighter, empowered, and happier after spending time with her.

Jen Posner

If you have ever considered doing a yoga or spiritual retreat I highly recommend Lisa Goodwin’s Sedona Retreat. The energy of the Red Rocks of Sedona are truly amazing. Add to that the energy that Lisa unselfishly gives during your time there, it turns out to be a transforming experience in your life.

We all have “stuff” going on in our lives and somehow Lisa makes you feel as if the yoga and life coaching during this week was designed just for you! I know I personally will be following Lisa’s workshops and retreats and look forward to doing as many as possible to continue my own personal growth.

Deby Curcio