Judith Hanson Lasater

Ph.D., Physical Therapist

Judith Hanson Lasater has been practicing yoga since 1970, teaching yoga since 1971, and helping to train teachers since 1974. Her credentials include: author of nine books on yoga, Co-Founder of the Yoga Journal Magazine, received a Senior Teaching Certificate personally from BKS Iyengar, Co-Founder of the California Yoga Teachers Association, early board member of YogaAlliance, Ph.D in East West Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.

Lizzie Lasater

M. Arch., E-RYT 200

A Columbia University alumna, Lizzie Lasater translates her training in Art History and Architecture into carefully curated digital trainings, global Restorative yoga teacher training workshops, and her heartfelt spirit jewelry collection. Raised in San Francisco, Lizzie lives in the Alps with her Austrian husband and twin baby boys.

Mary Richards

M.S., Certified Yoga Therapist

Mary began practicing yoga in 1992, and teaching in 2002. She holds a Master's of Science in Yoga Therapy and a Bachelors degree in International Affairs. Richards is passionate about sharing her experience in yoga therapeutics and other healing modalities to help others cope with -- and ideally, prevent -- injury. Her practice and teaching are informed by personal experience from a decade of joint pain and repair. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, two teenagers, dog, and Penelope, the cat.

Steph Kerr

Teaching Assistant

Steph (pictured on the right) is an E-RYT® 500, YACEP® and is currently completing a double major at the University of Western Ontario in Kinesiology and Psychology. Fun fact: Steph was once pulled out of the security line at the airport because she had a sacrum model in her carry-on and the border control officers wanted to question her and search her luggage… oops! Thankfully, moments after the search began it became a big joke, and everyone was laughing.


The Cat

The true mastermind behind our digital trainings, Penelope is passionate about making us laugh. Her style icons are Darth Vader and Marilyn Monroe.