Long Life Movement

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Lisa Long's Credentials

  • C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
  • Certified Instinctive Meditation Guide
  • Pilates Comprehensive Certified
  • Anusara Certified
  • Franklin Method Educator
  • YACEP, E-RYT 500
  • Body Balance Yoga Therapy Certified
  • M.A. Mass Communications

experience the benefits of therapeutic movement

Giving Back to Our Community

I firmly believe we are here to serve others. Regularly, I offer fundraisers and community support for non-profits, mostly located in Jacksonville, FL. I remain incredibly grateful for everyone who shows up and generously gives to make each event successful. Together, we really do continue to make a difference in our world.

Living life to the fullest.

I love watching bodies. And nothing brings me greater joy than helping someone feel the difference from one moment to the next.

Teaching movement since 1990, I have enough time and knowledge under my belt to be considered a respected movement educator.

One of my recent favorite projects is I helped create an innovative partnership with NE Florida’s largest healthcare network. We provided free continuing education to mind/ body professionals. For me, it was the beginning of a personal mission to create a bridge between traditional health care and mind/body movement and meditation modalities.

Known for my “outside the box” thinking to address client needs, my high success rate with clients is due to my ability to make complex ideas digestible by providing bite-size portions and helping others integrate the teachings into their functional movement as well as accentuating awareness in daily life activities.

Trusted with Referrals

I regularly receive referrals from the medical and wellness community. My extensive private mind/body client load has afforded me a diverse spectrum of documented therapeutic movement case histories delineating clear paths towards understanding and resolution.

As well, offering a unique appreciation for an individual’s life stage, I willingly meet people where they are in the present moment. My specialty remains the therapeutic benefits of movement.

Injuries and Special Conditions

I have worked privately and in group settings with students with a wide variety labels including

  • Spondylosithesis
  • Dystonia
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal fusions
  • Laminectomies
  • Pre and post joint replacements
  • Post stroke
  • Parkinson’s
  • Crohn’s
  • IBS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Healing from cancer
  • Pain and trauma in feet, ankles, knees, hips, pelvis, spine, arms, neck, head, and shoulders.

When not teaching, you’ll find me producing and writing for my “other job” as a professional communicator of ideas.

My Pain Story

We all have a story. Here’s mine. I grow tumors in my leg. My ability to walk is a testimony to the practices that I teach. My condition is rare. It’s called Giant Cell Tumors (formerly known as PVNS).

Thankfully off of crutches and a cane, I enjoy a wide variety of movements. It took dedicated practice and a lot of patience. As well, I am grateful for senior teachers who helped me understand how to help myself.

I learned how to relieve my constant pain. As well, I discovered the connection between diet and exercise to help alleviate my pain.

While I used to compete in sprint triathlons, I now enjoy my beach bike and Jazzercise, and of course, the therapeutic movement modalities that I teach.

When not playing in my beach hometown, you’ll find me off on adventures from hiking in mountains to scrambling through urban centers to marveling at the beauty in our world.

Get out of pain.

I’ll be honest, it is a disciplined path to get out of pain and return to optimal function. Yet, I know if I can do it, you can, too.

And, I’ll really tell you the truth. I still have pain. I still have limited mobility.

So, what’s changed? My approach to my pain and disability. And, that change of my mind, changed everything.

There’s no secrets you have to learn or exclusive tips or tricks. All you have to learn is more about you. And, I am here to help.

I remain passionate about helping others learn more about how our bodies work building a brain / body bridge.

Say “yes” to life.

If anything, I would love for you to share a passion for life. Join me in saying “yes” to life as we accept what we can not change while fully pressing the envelope of our unlimited potential.

I hope you’ll join me at one of my offerings. You will feel the zest and zing of my teaching because I truly do practice what I preach.

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Movement Helps

Get the benefits and get moving today! Enjoy the quality of a long life doing the things you love. All it takes is a personal resolve to feel better.