Lisa Carson: My Story

I have always enjoyed movement. My mum told me that from the day I was born I was kicking my legs in the cot, always wanting to move.

Growing up, I was very sporty and I remember, even then, feeling a bit lighter when I had done some physical activity. I didn’t know the word ‘Yoga’ at the time. Then I went to Laban when I was 18 and studied dance for 3 years. I felt incredibly drawn to the combined use of breath and movement, and a sense of physical and mental connection. Yet I still didn’t know this was an experience or a state of being that could be described by any one word – ‘spirituality’ certainly hadn’t entered my vocabulary by then.