Lisa is a university lecturer in Australia and overseas.

Her background includes teaching meditation and mindfulness in community, education and corporate settings.
Her passion to understand the mind led her to research Eastern philosophy and meditation in Japan, Korea and South East Asia. She saw connections between Asian wisdom and the Andean philosophy she encountered while living in South America. As both of these philosophic strands were evident in the self-discovery practices of the Wellbeing movement she explored this insight in a Masters thesis at Melbourne University and undertook further research in Creativity, Communication and Culture in her PhD at VU.
Recently she has been researching neuroscience and creativity, and writing professionally.

She is dedicated to meditation and has over two decades of practice, with a diploma of meditation teaching from Gita International. This year she joined the respected Mindfulness team at Monash University teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in the Health Enhancement Program designed for medical students.

She is an author, a contributor to prestigious journals, and presents at conferences internationally including the Women’s World Congress.

Lisa commenced Tai Chi and Qigong training with Master Tara Brayshaw in 2013 and was impressed by the mind-body emphasis in the practice. A moving meditation; Tai Chi and Qigong provided a method to stretch out and recharge physically after a long day living in her head!

Dr Pizaro has said of the JinLi Meditation Program "Our aim is to explore the brain and consciousness to more fully understand ourselves. We can pay attention to what is going on within and around us instead of operating on auto-pilot. Attentive breathing and body scan techniques also aim to sharpen body awareness and strengthen the mind-body connection. We can reduce stress, unlock creativity and boost performance.”

The techniques taught have been proven by Neuroscience to increase beneficial brain activity and diminish the stress response leading to increased happiness. Mindfulness has a fundamental connection to Tai Chi, where the control of breath and awareness of energy empowers the practice and the practitioner. Mindfulness meditation brings people into contact with their potential and helps discover and define their purpose in life. Meditation practitioners develop empathy, show greater compassion, and communicate more thoughtfully. The health benefits have been rigorously assessed and proven by science and long been indicated in the testimonials of participants.

We know you will find Lisa an engaging and generous teacher.


Low Cost Tai Chi at Docklands

EVERY Thursday morning 7.30 to 8.30am at The Deck on The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
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Qigong POP-UP Class

The perfect way to manage the rigours of the Festive Season!!
Have Fun... Enjoy... Feel healthier and better about yourself...
Thursday mornings 9.30 to 10.30am
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Experience Tai Chi and Qigong as part of Adult Learner’s Week 1 to 8 September 2019

JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi is proud to be involved in encouraging adults of all ages to "take a leap" and discover the benefits of adult education during Adult Learners’ Week from 1st to 8th September. All our Tai Chi and Qigong classes are open to new students wishing to discover more about these amazing arts.
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FREE Tai Chi for Seniors during Victorian Seniors Week - 5 to 12 October 2019

What better way to try Tai Chi and Qigong. Learn about these ancient Chinese Arts with other like-minded people in a supportive and inclusive environment. The perfect way to keep fit and improve your health.
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Taijiquan Training in Beijing - 2019

Do you want to spend 13 days training at the most prestigious sports university in China - Beijing Sport University, studying under some of the most highly recognised Taiji Professors in the world?
Then what are you waiting for?
15 to 28 September 2019 - LIVE THE DREAM!
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Workshop - Yang Style Taijiquan Biomechanics and Martial Applications Continued

Another workshop to learn a variety of martial applications for standard Yang Style Taijiquan movements, understand the biomechanics and help improve your health and skills while performing those movements in a routine.
Sunday 26th May 2019 - 2.00pm to 5.30pm - Albert Park
Places Limited SO BOOK NOW!
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JinLi Annual Tai Chi Retreat 2019

Treat yourself to the perfect getaway!
Friday evening 12th April to Sunday 14th April 2019
Come for one day or the whole weekend.
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