Founders

Lisa Antoniotti (Pema)

Lisa is an RYT 500-hour level yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, Dharma teacher in-training in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and a member of the Academy of Parish Clergy. Lisa has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1995 and Tibetan Buddhist meditation since 2000. She has studied with Domo Geshe Rinpoche since 2001 and serves as co-developer and coordinator of the Foundations of Yogic Healing program. Lisa was ordained in 2003.

Lisa completed Scott Anderson’s 200 hour Alignment Yoga teacher training program in 2008 and the 500 hour yoga teacher training program in 2011. Lisa has also studied with Nischala Joy Devi, former Director of Stress Management for Dean Ornish’s Lifestyle Heart Trial and co-founder of the Commonweal Cancer Program. Lisa is certified in Nischala Joy Devi’s Yoga of the Heart.

Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University. She is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the Masters of Education program, focusing on Adult Education and Human Services. She serves as the Director of Program Development for Alignment Yoga.

Cricket Fausek (Wangmo)

Cricket has been practicing meditation since 2004. Cricket received permission to begin teaching meditation principles in 2007 and is a trainee in the White Conch Dharma Center Teacher Training program. Cricket was ordained in 2008.

Cricket completed a Masters of Nursing Education in 2012 and is currently working as a Registered Nurse with an emphasis on integrative medicine.

Sarah Buchler

Sarah began studying Buddhist concepts in 1997. Though she incorporated some of these ideas into her spiritual practice, it wasn’t until she met her teacher, Domo Geshe Rinpoche, in October of 2006, that Sarah began to study and practice Tibetan Buddhism more seriously.

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Movement Sciences (Kinesiology with a Business Administration minor) and a certificate in Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is currently living and and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and participates as a member of Joyful Path's coordination team.