Lisa Barker, MA, RSDE

(aka Lisa Bruno) holds a BA in Dance from UC-Irvine and a Masters in Dance /Movement Therapy from UCLA and is a Registered Somatics Dance Educator with ISMETA. She was a principal dancer with the Laura Knott Dance Company of Boston and later with Tracey Rhodes Dance Company of San Francisco. In 1994, she graduated from Psychic Horizons and became a Minister of The Church of Natural Grace. Then in 1995, a class that she created and had taught for many years, called Mindfulness in Motion, was honored in Self Magazine. In Los Angeles, she was a founding member of “Group 5” led by dance improvisation and spoken word master, Simone Forti. In addition to teaching and performing, Lisa draws inspiration from dance intensives with the Twyla Tharp Company, Ann Carlson Dance and Anna Halprin.

She has studied Sensory Awareness with Charlotte Selver, Authentic Movement with Tina Stromsted and Continuum with Emilie Conrad. Lisa is fortunate to have attended multiple meditation retreats with Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh.