Lisa Krussow

Lisa Krussow Lisa Krussow, M.S., M.F.A., is an archaeologist and is the Lead Field Manager/ Director at SWCA Environmental Consultants’ Salt Lake City, Utah office. Originally, Lisa is from Washington state (yay Northwest!) and grew up on a small ranch on top of a mountain. She has worked in archaeology for the past 10 years and is interested in creating links between archaeological data and evidences of past environments and subsistence in order to gain insight in past lifeways.

Previously, Lisa was a ballet dancer and was introduced to yoga by a past Centered City Yoga teacher and fellow ex-dancer, Sarah Lakey. Yoga helped her physically, mentally, and psychologically move from the dance world into her current passion of archaeology. When Lisa is not trampling around the Great Basin conducting archaeological work, she can either be found backpacking, camping, or river rafting with her husband, Mick, or sitting on a beach someplace tropical.

Yoga Classes

  • Power 1&2
  • Express
  • Yoga for Athletes
  • Core
  • Core/Restore

And Some Fun Questions

Yoga Style or what you teach
Power Vinysana. I love creating some heat and sweat and then getting really deep into some hip openers.

Who have you studied with and who do you consider to be your teachers? Any relevant certifications as well. How long have you been teaching and practicing yoga?
My training has been with D’ana Baptise. I have been practicing yoga in SLC and wherever I travel for the past 10 years. I completed the Inbody Training in 2007.

What do you seek to teach your students?

I try to create a safe environment for my students to become acquainted with their bodies and to listen to what their body needs at that moment in time. All of my sequences or poses are just suggestions- I really want my students to do what is right for their bodies and minds.

Top 3 favorite asanas in descending order?
I love hip openers so Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) is first. I worked so hard to overcome my fear of being upside down and now I really love headstand (Salamba Sirsasana). And, depending on the day, I either love or hate Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)

Favorite restaurant or food
I could live off of blueberries and red wine.

Two things from your bucket list.
I would love to ride a camel in the Sahara Desert and dance under the stars on the cobble streets of Paris.