We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Vitta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
I guess the ultimate question we should ask ourselves is…. do you want to just watch the game or do you want to actually get in the game and play it? I have always considered myself a risk taker when it comes to living life. I like to live life large and I tend to jump into things quite quickly. This has showed up at times where the experience did and did not work out so well. I think what we all need to keep in mind is that we are souls having an human experience and that means diving into the deep end without your flotation device. I have moved many times with my family and love the experience of a new place, new house, new friends. It has given me an open mind and allowed me to develop tools to migrate in unfamiliar moments. I have learned to become adaptable. There was a time when we over extended and had to size down our house and I surrendered to the moment and reminded myself that a home can be anywhere, as well as my family is healthy and together. They call this gratitude and it has served me well.
When I awakened to my purpose and passion I found myself for the first time owning a new wellness yoga studio. It was such bittersweet time in my life due to the fact that it never made enough money to sustain the high end rent and the lack of students showing up. I guess you could say buying a yoga studio is definitely a high risk. The experience of connecting with students who were looking for enlightenment filled my soul, but on the other side it depleted and left me with quite a bit of anxiety. A gift to myself was the day I sold it and decided to just go back to being a yoga teacher.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have always been a very creative person and love to co-create with the universe. My love for spirituality and the quest for truth has propelled me in many directions in my life. Through the “Covid experience” I quickly adapted my teachings into an online Membership called the Spiritual Toolbox. People were longing for connection and a safe way to be healthy and wise with their yoga practice. I love to share the wisdom I have experienced on my own path with my students for their own growth. When everyone else was sitting around I was working around the clock to integrate a new website that was able to handle new memberships, writing blogs, integrating social media and postings, as well as teaching many classes and special events to elevate everyone’s spirit. Again, I found myself pouring all my energy and money into a spiritual online yoga studio and it left me out of balance and it resulted in painful knee energy. I took a month off and allowed myself time to come back into balance and reduced my over eagerness to give with the ability to receive. I have learned that we need to always be checking in with our higher-self to understand if we are on the right path with our divine blueprint. Less is More…. most of the time! I am excited with the amazing souls that have joined my Online Spiritual Community. I never saw myself teaching live classes across the world but it is really exciting when students from across the continent are doing Kundalini yoga classes with me. I always feel we burn brighter when we join our energy together and this is filling my container of love to the brim.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I moved back to my hometown of Orange County, California a few years ago, a place that has always been friendly and beautiful. Laguna Beach is one of my favorite places and offers many rooftop decks to enjoy a glass of wine & beautiful sunset. I also love the outdoor terrace at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point for happy hour, they offer live music and an awesome view. During the Covid outbreak I purchased an electric bike and have connected with my Inner Child. If you head to Hermosa Beach you can ride your bike along the beach trail for endless miles, stopping in Manhattan Beach for lunch overlooking the beach at the Strand House. You can continue your journey all the way to Marina del Rey and you might get lucky enough to see a random Reggae Band playing on the beach in the middle of the day. FYI they rent bikes down in hermosa, so no worry if you don’t have your own E bike. Trust me they are worth the investment of fun and adventure! My latest local spot that has popped up is a restaurant in Rancho Mission Viejo called Scarlett’s. It is owned by a really cute husband and wife team who really care about their customers, offering outside dining, live music from all kinds of artists and signature cocktails that will bedazzle you. Try the sangria and the lobster avocado toast!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I shout out to my beloved husband Tim who has been my mentor and guide throughout our journey together. Together we love the sense of adventure and the risk it entails. It’s important to have a partner in life that is aligned with your dreams and desires. We both love building & designing new homes for ourselves and he has always supported me in my spiritual journey that has included helping me to build my yoga business to where I am today with an Online Kundalini Yoga Membership. The path has been steep at times but the views from the highpoint last in our hearts forever.
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Youtube: The Spiritual Toolbox