October Spotlight – Lisa White

Lisa and BryanI have never been much of an athlete, but I have always tried to stay active.  Over the years, I’ve done aerobics, weightlifting, step aerobics, Pilates, and attended my first yoga class about 10 years ago.  I really hate running and jumping and cardio in general, so yoga really appealed to me.  I knew this was something I could benefit from and enjoy doing as I age.  I consider The Hammock to be my yoga home and I appreciate the different styles of each of the instructors here and the friends I’ve made.  I also enjoy trying new venues and especially love doing yoga in the great outdoors!

I have worked at Spectrum Health for 13 years as Administrative Assistant to the directors in Safety & Experience.  We support Patient Relations, Ethics, Pastoral Care, Language Services, Advance Care Planning, Patient Experience, Employee Safety, Patient Safety, and Medication Safety and our Patient and Family Advisory Councils.  Every day is interesting!  I often find myself using the skills I’ve learned in yoga during my day – remembering to breathe when I’m stressed, being aware of my posture (and my shoulders creeping up to my ears) and taking time to do some stretching poses throughout the day.

My favorite people are my husband Bryan, our kids, Bryan (Holly), Jenna (Michael), and Brandon (Mikayla) and our sweet little grandson, Jax.  I love the National Parks and really wanted to see them with my family, so last year we took our first Family National Park Trip to Acadia in Maine.  We had so much fun that now we’re planning to go to Yellowstone next year.  What a great way to make memories and see our beautiful country!