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Lisa Northrop

Senior Associate


Physical Education


Lisa Northrop, Senior Associate in Physical Education, joined the Barnard faculty in 2001.  Her areas of expertise include mind/body health, yoga, and fitness.  Her initial yoga training was in the Iyengar tradition with subsequent teacher training certifications from Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, YogaFit, and Erich Schiffmann's Teacher Training Program in Santa Monica, CA.  Her recent studies have been in the Shadow Yoga method.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500).  She is certified by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as an Ayurvedic yoga teacher. Her Pilates training certifications are from Pilates Institute of America and the Pilates Academy International/Pilates on Fifth.  She holds certifications as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with the American Council on Exercise, and is CPR/AED and Standard First Aid certified with the American Red Cross.  She also passed the exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist with the National Center for Health Education Credentialing.  She is an Integrative Health Coach certified by Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine.  She has been active in faculty governance and served on numerous committees including two terms as a University Senator (2014-2018) and as Department Chair (2012-2018).

  • BA, Barnard College (History)
  • MA, Teachers College, Columbia University (Health Education)

  • Wellness
  • Mind/body health

  • Beginning Yoga
  • Intermediate Yoga
  • Yoga Sculpt
  • Wellness
  • Cardio Mix
  • Core Strength
  • Body Sculpt
  • Self-Paced Weight Training
  • Group Fitness Sampler
  • Health Coaching
  • Yoga Practice
  • Personal Fitness

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