Little Moon Yoga was established by Lisa Ray in 2018.
After many years of teaching in Early Childhood and Primary education settings both in Australia and Scotland, Lisa saw an increasing need for focus on children's social, emotional and physical wellbeing in order to help children thrive through developing emotional literacy, self-esteem, self-regulation and resilience.
Having being drawn to yoga herself as a newly qualified teacher in Scotland, Lisa found the practice to be transformational in the way that it equipped her with tools to manage stress, anxiety and overwhelm as well as helping her get to know herself deeply and manage her energy through the changing phases and cycles of life. It occurred to Lisa that the things that drew her to seek support through the practice of yoga were some of the same challenges facing children on a daily basis; busy schedules, adapting to the energies of many others in a classroom environment, information overload and lack of time to 'just be'.
She began to implement simple yoga and mindfulness practices into both Early Childhood and Upper School classrooms she taught in and was amazed at how quickly and positively children responded to it and regularly began to ask for yoga, meditation and relaxation during the school day, even the tiny children of Pre-Primary!
In 2017, Lisa embarked upon her Hatha Vinyasa teacher training with Yoga Space Perth, and went on a journey of self-discovery and learning about the many practices and paths of Yoga and the potential benefits for people of all ages and stages of life. During this time, she undertook Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training and children's yoga training with Kidding Around Yoga. Having gathered the knowledge and understanding she needed to start teaching little yogis, she established Little Moon Yoga.
Her vision for Little Moon is to teach people of all ages tools to move and flow with the cycles of life, drawing inspiration from the phases of the moon. She believes that yoga can have an extraordinary impact in teaching us how to develop present moment awareness, acceptance of self, strength of body and mind and compassion for self and others.
Lisa is passionate about exploring the practice of Yoga and Mindfulness with children and teenagers; and is inspired by the potential these practices can have in nurturing happy, resilient and kind young people. However, she has seen first-hand the impact that adults can have in modelling these practices to children and is equally as passionate about teaching adults too. Lisa loves to teach slow, steady Vinyasa practices along with Restorative Yoga and Meditation and Mindfulness sessions.
Lisa holds a National Police Clearance certificate as well as Working with Children Check and up to date First Aid certificates.