Total loan: $10,000


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Rochester, NY, United States / Education

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Liza's story

Hi, I’m Liza (pronounced Leeza), and I’ve taught yoga, wellness, and fitness at premiere health clubs, fitness studios, retreats, corporations and privately in Los Angeles, London, Thailand and New York since 2002. After extensive certification training in Kathmandu, Nepal, New York City and Los Angeles, my yoga and wellness career brought me to Western New York, where my students range from 2 to 92 (literally). I’ve worked with professional athletes, children, adults with special needs and those recovering from addiction. My intention: To support everyone who enters my life and help them realize their best selves. Now, I live in Rochester, NY, where I’m a yoga instructor at NuMvmnt. I’m a Certified Movement& Mindfulness Curriculum Trainer for Move With Me Yoga Adventures and teach yoga enrichment at Trinity Montessori and Exploration Elementary Charter. I facilitate professional development workshops and retreats for teachers, and I’m an adjunct professor in new media and a graduate student in personalized studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. But most importantly, I’m a single mom to my wonderful son, Zuma. I care deeply for the wellbeing of children, and as the founder of a small production company that produces wellness and fitness content, I want to provide them with the tools they need to navigate the challenges this world presents. In 2017, I began actively developing KaleidoscopeME™, an edutainment production and software development company focused on creating movement, mindfulness and social-emotional learning platforms for children.