Lisa Hall (she/they) is a Somatic Therapist-in-Training in the San Francisco Bay Area providing Somatic Coaching and Grief Support. 

Lisa is curious, compassionate, sensitive and playful, and takes pride in helping clients cultivate an embodied sense of safety and belonging. When not parenting their nonbinary teen, or enjoying matcha lattes with their life partner, Lisa is dancing between movement and stillness and exploring what it means to be a spiritual human in this lifetime.

Lisa taught Yoga and Mindfulness for 10 years prior to becoming a Life Coach, and is currently a Somatic Therapist-in-Training at CIIS in San Francisco.

Experience and Education


  • Grief Support Facilitation, Josie's Place, San Francisco: Jan. 2024–Present
  • Life Coaching: 2020–Present
  • 10+ years experience teaching Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation for adults, teens, children and families
  • 10+ years experience working in Human Resources in various roles, including Recruiting, Employee Relations, Benefits Administration and Wellness Programs


  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco: Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, concentration in Somatic Psychology (Expected Graduation: August 2026)
  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, August 2023
  • California College of the Arts, San Francisco: Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Jewelry classes


  • Reiki Certification, Level 1
  • Certified EFT Tapping Practitioner/Quantum Alignment System™, Level 1
  • Certified Quantum Human Design™ Specialist, Level 2
  • Certified Life Coach, and Energetic & Spiritual Coach
  • Certified Vinyasa Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Instructor, with additional Certifications in Restorative Yoga, Pre-/Post-natal Yoga, and Kids & Teens Yoga


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Other Accomplishments:

  • Marathon Finisher, Honolulu Marathon, December 2006
  • Proud parent of an thriving nonbinary teenager

Somatic Coaching

What is Somatics? I hear that question all the time. Soma means body, so it essentially means a practice or awareness that centers or includes the body.

Why would you want to include your body in the coaching process? Your body has been with you every step of the way, recording all of your experiences. As Bessel van der Kolk describes, "the body keeps the score."

By including a somatic lens in the coaching process, you will discover new information from your body and increase your understanding of what you need and how you want to slowly and gently change.

As Deb Dana and Courtney Rolfe describe, "change involves leaning into a pattern that is nourishing and moving away from a pattern that is draining." (2024, "Polyvagal Prompts: Finding Connection and Joy through Guided Explorations")

What are you ready to change?

Welcoming & Culturally Sensitive: LGBTQ+ & BIPOC

©2024 Lisa Love Hall