Lisa Garlitz is the owner and founder of Empower Yoga.
Lisa studied Business at University of Richmond, Virginia and after several years living in California and Madrid, she landed in Boston. In 1993, she created a successful telecommunications company in downtown Boston. After growing and nurturing that business for 10 years, she moved to Manchester-By-The-Sea and focused on raising a family.
Lisa discovered yoga after the birth of second child. It was life-changing.
“I had tried a variety of yoga classes and nothing quite clicked with me, until I tried hot power yoga. I was immediately drawn to the intense physical challenge. I came out of that first class, drenched in sweat, and completely invigorated. Over time, I discovered that yoga strengthened my body on all levels - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It is so complete. Everyone needs this type of yoga.”
As a life-long fitness and sports enthusiast, Lisa enjoyed the physical challenge of hot power yoga, combined with the mental peace and tranquility. As a runner, she found yoga to be a perfect workout to balance frequent runs and essential in preventing injury as she trained for two marathons. As a busy mother, she appreciated the serenity that yoga provided.
With Lisa’s business expertise, experience, and passion in starting new ventures, she decided she wanted to create a business meaningful to her, to enhance the health and well-being of others in her community. Empower Yoga was created in 2004 to bring hot power yoga to the North Shore of Boston.
For almost 14 years, Lisa has run the business of Empower Yoga behind the scenes. With her business background, unwavering support, and vision for growth, combined with Empower teachers' top notch teaching, Empower Yoga has been the premiere studio on the North Shore for Power Yoga since 2004.
In 2014 Lisa founded Solstice Power Yoga in Lynnfield (MarketStreet) to bring yoga to the lives of more people on the North Shore and help people live happier, healthier, more peaceful lives.
When not practicing yoga or working behind the scenes at her two yoga studios on the North Shore, Lisa can be found with her husband, Bob, cheering on their three kids, Ryan, Catherine, and Paige in their sports and passions, or walking her dogs, Stella and Walter, on the beaches of her hometown, Manchester-by-the-Sea.