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.
“You have to experience it to believe the kindness & caring concern shown, not to mention mind-blowing teachings.”
“Menla offers integrative healing—merging Tibetan, Ayurvedic and other holistic traditions—along with fresh clean air, hikes and perhaps the most authentic Tibetan treatment therapies this side of Lhasa.”
Rona Berg, Organic Spa
“I have been all over the world and this spa is by far my most favorite. The service, the facilities and the kindness is beyond my past experience. I recommend going to Menla and making the Spa your first stop every day.”