OAKHURST — I was hesitant to leave the ocean after 32 years to move to the mountains, but two-and-a-half years later, I could not be more happy with my decision. I have found my home.
We moved to Oakhurst in November of 2015 from Del Mar, California. As Bruce Springsteen says, “I am working on a dream.” Great song, too.
I’ve met the most wonderful, warm, creative people here in Oakhurst. It is awesome to see how many creative people live right here in this community. I love live music and am stunned by how many wonderful venues there are right here among these beautiful mountains and lakes.
We have a beautiful property, Yosemite Dreams, where I hold a variety of retreats and do our vacation rentals. I have a BA in Psychology, a certificate in Exercise and Nutrition, am certified in Vinyasa yoga, and was trained at Scripps Integrative Medicine in La Jolla to be an energy healer using techniques to open, balance and connect the chakras.
Currently I teach two regular classes — one at Yosemite Dance Company and Happy Hour Yoga at the Oakhurst Grill and Whisky 41 Lounge on Thursdays. What fun it has been teaching people for their first time or those who have reconnected with their breathe and movement after many years. I am honored to be that person.
I would love to help more people in the community realize that Yoga is just that — breath and movement. It involves simple stretching and basic movements that help tone your body and improve your balance: things we all need! It’s not making yourself stand on your head or look like a pretzel; although I find that to be amazing, it is not what I teach. Instead, I teach how to stretch your body and your mind — and to remember to be kind to yourself, so that you can be kind to others.
— Lisa Wobler