Each and every one of our Yoga Instructors is dedicated and has a passion to help teach their particular method of Yoga. You can click on an instructor below to view their personal biography and learn a little more about them.
Liz returns to Lifesource Yoga after living on Big Island for the past six years. Liz began teaching at Lifesource in 2009 after finishing her 200-hour training with Cleveland Yoga. In 2015, she traveled to Rishikesh, India to obtain her 500-hour level certificate with Shiva Yoga Peeth. She continues to love, teach and practice, pulling from a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, Amrit and Yin.
Liz teaches our Sweet and Steady Saturday morning class, and we are delighted to have her back.
A long time ago in the faraway suburbs of Chicago, a certain grandmother with a curious mind exposed her interested grandchildren to the fun and inspiration that can be found in Hatha yoga practice. That grandmother was Olga (a brave Norwegian immigrant to the United States) and one of her “students” was Diane. Listening and watching, the cousins would sit and settle, rise and bloom into salutations and postures and chuckle with delight. While Olga’s yoga lessons were not deep, they were profound for Diane. Over subsequent years, she would find yoga knowledge and inspiration in books and the sporadic instruction that could find at YMCAs and “gyms,” but it wasn’t until 2008 that she found Lifesource Yoga and the gift of studio culture and the many inspired teachers that practiced and shared within the Lifesource community.
Lifesource has been Diane’s home studio since her first visit in 2008 and the desire to advance her knowledge and study led her to become part of the first Lifesource Yoga Teacher Training class of 2012 -2013 (thanks Debbie & Margot!). Diane has been the owner/manager of Lifesource Yoga & Bodyworks since 2014 and she can be found at the manager’s desk, practicing in one of the beautiful LSY studio rooms, at Office Max or near the coffee pot almost daily.
Diane brings a firm commitment to the idea that yoga practice and study provides a pathway to improve & enhance every aspect of life and that the practice can fit into anyone’s life – regardless of ideology, religion, faith, race, gender, status, physical ability or circumstance. It is a practice of life, for life.
Stacy has been in the holistic health field for almost 10 years. She holds a doctorate degree in clinical nutrition. Yoga has been shown to have many health benefits for auto-immune disorders, anxiety, sleep to name a few. Stacy has found that Yoga has been a great addition to her natural approach to wellness. She not only brings her broad range of knowledge to the studio but a personality that glows with intelligence, awareness and a sincere desire to teach and serve.
Debora is an Italian actress with many years of experience in performance, research, and movement. She started her study of Pilates under the diligent guidance of Matthew Gregor. In 2006, she started working as a Pilates instructor. Debora has studied with Marlys Martter, Nancy Meyers, and Dennis Gibbons. In 2008, Debora received a certification in Functional Movement with Pilates Machines. She is the proud mother of Viola, age 9, and Miranda, age 2; Debora is married to Terence Cranendonk, Lifesource’s Feldenkrais instructor.
Melissa began studying yoga at age 16 and took her first formal yoga class during college. In 1999 she received her teacher’s certification at Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Centre, in Canada. Melissa continues her studies with various senior-level teachers and her peers. She also practices massage and is a certified herbalist. Having studied yoga both through books and with teachers, she is a great believer in the idea that a student can advance much further with a qualified instructor. Join Melissa at Lifesource Yoga and allow her knowledge and experience to advance your yoga practice. Schedule a massage, too.
Kim Butash began her yoga practice in 2009, immediately after her second week of yoga. She was put under Yoga’s spell! As she advanced her practice, Kim began to see the real effects of yoga and felt the need to share what she felt with others. As a result, she trained for six months with Porsche Fischer at Lifesource Yoga and attended workshops on Ashtanga Yoga, backbends, and inversions. Kim is a certified E-RYT 200, obtaining her wonderful training at the Yoga Place through Mike Curtis, Margot Milcetich, and other teacher trainers. She is currently working toward her 500 RYT.