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Francesca Michelle Lies
Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, International Association of Yoga Therapists
Francesca teaches and blends yoga, mindfulness, guided relaxation, meditation, and self-inquiry as an approach to life and as a holistic approach to meeting life with an open mind and compassionate heart. Francesca's life path has led her in to deep study within two potent lineages: The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy (a world authority on Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda) and in the Tradition of Krishnamacharya (widely regarded as the Father of Modern Yoga).
Francesca has a lifelong connection to and has studied the teachings and work of J. Krishnamurti, which informs her approach to teaching; she leads yoga and philosophical self-inquiry retreats at his former home in Ojai, California. She is a lifelong competitive artistic roller skater, competing at the National level and in World-Class events. Francesca has been published online and in print through a variety of platforms including teach.yoga. She holds a degree in Psychology and currently studies Clinical Yoga Therapy at Loyola Marymount University. Click here for details on her professional training and outreach.
Francesca is a respected and sought after teacher in Ojai, California and is hired by a wide variety of individuals, organizations, and corporations to lead classes, workshops, and retreats. Her approach is grounded, practical, rooted in self-knowledge and deep self-study, and is accessible and suited to each individual. She crafts individualized therapeutic yoga sequences for people from all walks of life. She describes her teaching style as holistic, observation based, mindful, and meditative.