Lisa Schrempp

About Lisa Schrempp

Lisa began her studies of yoga in 1985 with David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1992. She made her first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in 1993.

After several trips to Mysore, Lisa received Sri K Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach in 1997. In 1998, Lisa moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and began an Ashtanga program there. She taught daily until she relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2002. She began a formal Ayurveda practice and taught healing practices from both sciences . In 2012 she founded Ashtanga Yoga Tucson.

While in Mysore, India in 2009, Lisa was blessed to be with Sri K Pattabhi Jois just days before he left his body. During this trip she received authorization from R. Sharath Jois to teach the full intermediate Ashtanga series. She continues to visit India regularly to continue her studies. Lisa is the only Authorized level 2 teacher in Arizona blessed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

With over 18 years of experience in Ayurveda, Lisa is a seasoned practitioner and has studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr Anil Kumar and Dr. Robert Svaboda. She holds a Yoga Therapy Certificate from B.K.S. Iyengar which was granted in 1996. Lisa is extremely grateful to her teachers and their teachers for passing on the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.

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Chris Latham

About Chris Latham

Chris has been practicing yoga since 1994 and took his 200hr teacher training at his home studio in Flagstaff Arizona in 2015. In August of that year he took his first Mysore style class with level 2 authorized teacher, Lisa Schrempp, and immediately decided that this was the way yoga was meant to be conveyed. He quickly transitioned from general vinyasa style yoga to exclusively Ashtanga and began commuting to Phoenix weekly to practice under Lisa. Chris began training as Lisa’s Mysore assistant in February of 2016 and continues to do so currently. Chris has traveled extensively, practicing Mysore style Ashtanga yoga under more than a dozen other authorized and certified Ashtanga teachers, including Saraswathi and Sharath Jois in Mysore, India. He believes that Ashtanga yoga is accessible to bodies of all ages, sizes and abilities, and loves to teach those that are new to yoga and to Ashtanga. Chris’s intention is to convey the Ashtanga yoga method to students the way that it was taught to him by Lisa and the Jois family in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. You will usually find Chris assisting Lisa in the Mysore room in Phoenix or holding Mysore classes in Flagstaff. He can be reached at 520-237-8714 or flagstaffashtanga@gmail.com

Laurent Baig

About Laurent Baig

Laurent started practicing Ashtanga Yoga under Lisa Schrempp in the beginning of 2009. He went on to apprentice under Lisa as his practice developed. He has also taken workshops with Tim Miller, Tim Feldman, David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Krista Shirley, and the current Ashtanga lineage holder, Sharath Jois. At the end of 2012, Laurent’s life took a remarkable turn as he left a twenty year engineering career and became the owner of Tucson Yoga, a community yoga studio based on the idea of providing quality, affordable yoga to the downtown community.

Studio Name: Tucson Yoga
Mysore Hours:
Sun 8-10am
M-Th 6-8:45am
F 6-7:30am Led Primary Series

Stephanie Herf

About Stephanie Herf

Stephanie has always been intrigued by the brain and its ability to heal. She holds a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience; she has studied how the brain reacts and adapts to disorders and disease. As an academic, her research focused on how the brain processed language and information. As a yogi, she was drawn to the practice for its ability to heal both the mind and the body. Stephanie took her first yoga class over ten years ago, and after practicing for two year, she changed careers to study and teach all aspects of yoga. Stephanie studied under Dave and Cheryl Oliver to complete their 200 hour YTT in 2010, and 500 hour YTT in 2011
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She was initially attracted by the physical practice, but the spiritual and healing aspects of the practice mirrored her scientific study of the brain. She was quickly drawn to the Ashtanga yoga method and has studied with numerous teachers in the lineage. Stephanie’s passion for Ashtanga is evident both in her daily devotion to all elements of the practice and her thirst for greater understanding through education, as well as her desire to share this experience with her students. In 2014, Stephanie began practicing with authorized Level II teacher Lisa Schrempp and she finally felt that her practice was being nourished and supported. She continues to study under and collaborate with Lisa and hopes to share the lineage and the healing with all who cross her path. Stephanie is eternally grateful to all the teachers, students, guides and gurus who have supported her along the way. Om Namah Shivaya.

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Lisa Schrempp