Lisa McKernan - Yoga Instructor


Welcome to Yoga Balance! I’m Lisa, owner and yoga teacher. I started practicing yoga regularly in early 2011 and received my RYT-200 certification in spring 2014. I loved teaching and wanted to share my love of yoga with others. With the support of family and friends, Yoga Balance was opened in Grayslake in January 2015. Yoga Balance serves to guide you on your journey to finding/maintaining balance in your life. We encourage you to start your journey by making time for yourself and rediscovering your happiness, peace and calm.

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Classes are offered at a beginner level in a friendly and supportive environment where you can explore the benefits of yoga as part of a balanced lifestyle.

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Yoga Balance - Grayslake Building

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I love Lisa's classes. I find as I get older, I'm a little stiff as I get out of bed and certainly not as flexible. So I thought I would try yoga and see if it would help. I tried it before but I was out of my league. Lisa's instruction is perfect - just enough to challenge us, but very doable. It is obvious that Lisa puts a lot of time and thought into the classes. She is always prepared and has a plan on areas of the body to focus on. My flexibility is returning. I decided that in the New Year I'm going to take another of Lisa's classes so I get at least two session in a week. Try it - you won't regret it.

Posted by Julie Byrne Shroka on Monday, November 27, 2017

Lisa's classes are absolutely wonderful. I love how she has themes to go with her classes and they apply to "real life" issues. My Tuesday morning group has become such a refreshing part of my week that I always look forward to. Lisa's classes are a well balanced, well thought out overall good yoga practice. Lisa is very knowledgeable and brings her expertise to her practice and she is so non-intimidating that I felt right at home in my first class! I highly recommended this studio, especially if you are apprehensive about trying yoga like I was. Lisa does everything to put you at ease.

Posted by Chris Prais on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I just started going to Lisa's class. She is great at offering options for the poses for beginners thru more advanced participants, which allows you to push yourself a little further when you are ready. She pays attention to your positioning and will help you get the most out of your practice. She is warm and welcoming and creates a great environment!

Posted by Patti Wulf on Monday, November 2, 2015