Fridays: April 6, 13th, 20th, and 27th
*Former elementary school teacher
*Certified health coach
*Creator of s.t.r.i.v.e. – share . transform . restore . inspire . value . empower
*Co-owner of Sea & Sky in Dana Point
Lisa loves and has always loved working with people and helping them to be the best version of themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – from her students and health coaching clients to her family and friends. She continues to welcome the opportunity to help others s.t.r.i.v.e. and looks forward to the occasion of introducing and facilitating the art of self-care to you.
Friday April 13- Week Two• Vinyasa Flow/ Teen Empowerment
Julia has been a police officer for 9 years, spending 6 years at Laguna Beach PD and the last 3 years at Seal Beach PD. During her tenure, Julia has worked patrol, bike patrol, and as a field training officer. Her favorite position thus far has been working as the Crimes against Persons detective at LBPD for four years, investigating all assaults, sexual assaults, domestic violence, robberies and homicides. For the past 8 months, she has taken on the role of Emergency Services Coordinator, serving as the emergency manager for the City of Seal Beach and supervising all volunteer programs at SBPD- senior volunteers, CERT program, RACES (ham radio operators) and the Explorer program. Since 2011, Julia has also worked as a Recruit Training Officer and Report Writing Instructor at the Golden West College Basic Police Academy. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz in Business Management Economics and has recently completed a master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration from Cal State Long Beach with honors. She resides in Orange County with her husband, a police officer at Garden Grove PD, and their 2 year old daughter.
Friday April 20th- Week Three • Mindfulness and Yoga
Christy Curtis received her Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in educational administration from the University of Redlands. As a former athlete and school educator for the past 17 years, she has been instrumental in the current implementation of yoga and mindfulness into Orange County public education. Christy has focused her instruction specifically on the study of stress reduction through the practice of mindfulness. She participated in and completed the UMass Center for Mindfulness MBSR Fundamentals in MBSR, taught by Senior Teachers at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMASS Medical School. She has recently completed the Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) program with registered dietitian and MB-EAT instructor Andrea Leiberstein.
As a dedicated practitioner of various mind-body disciplines, and yoga instructor, she is committed to a path of insight and deeper understanding. Christy attends yearly silent retreats, worldly travel and trainings. She has been able to share the foundation principles of mindfulness with teens, professional athletes, educators, corporate executives, and more. Her teachings serve as practical tools to help others wake up to aspects of life that have been overshadowed by a loss of awareness. Looking outside of oneself for a quick-fix results in disconnection, disruptive habits, behaviors, and living life on auto-pilot. Practices learned through mindfulness restore a sense of balance and well-being which allows for the process of personal rediscovery with more compassion and non-judgmental awareness.
A Certified Yoga Teacher, Recipe Developer/Blogger, and nutritionist. At a young age, she began to pursue her passion of healthy and happy living. She is devoted to supporting others on their own journey to health and happiness through yoga, nutrition coaching and general wellness!