Lisa has a background in architecture, but went rogue after realizing that she needed a physically engaged life to feel like a whole human. She has been practicing and implementing the design of buildings, urban agriculture, robust gardens, and ecological restoration systems for over 25 years. She specializes in ecological design and permaculture, using environmentally sound design systems that emulates the stability, diversity, efficiency, and resilience found in nature. She has been the Head Horticulturalist at Menla for four years. As a practicing artist, Lisa works in several different media, including watercolor and ceramics, and completed an artist residency at the prestigious Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, a program that fosters creative and intellectual growth for emerging and established visual artists. Her artwork complements her studies of a greener, healthier world and regenerative design.
Feel free to contact Lisa for more information regarding our ecology programs or general information regarding Menla’s gardens. Lisa@menla.org
My experience was extraordinary: Ron, who worked his magic in a KuNye massage combines incredible skill and technique with intuition and artistry. It felt like a kaleidescope of Swedish massage, Thai massage and hot oils. Amazing. Adrienne topped off the day with a wonderfully relaxing and indulgent bath in a Japanese style tub – sublime! Thank you!
“An amazing magical place with freshly made vegan food, spa with Tibetan medicine therapies, swimming pool, vast greenery, and mountain water. They invite the best teachers from around the world too!”
Tsu Ching Yu
“Of all the places I have traveled for retreats, Menla is the BEST!