Beyond Power-Posing:
taking up space - from the inside out

live online Embodied Peacemaking Workshops
Part 1: Thu May 19 & Sat May 21, 2022
Part 2: Thu June 16 & Sat June 18, 2022

Each part will be offered on two days.  Choose the day that works better for your schedule - or attend on both days if you'd like to practice more.

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  • Do you shrink, retreat, or give in when you are dealing with challenging people?
  • Do you feel restricted or stifled by your circumstances?
  • Do you want to assert yourself without becoming loud, abrasive, or overpowering?

This workshop is for you if you want to

  • take up space in conversations and in your relationships with confidence
  • be seen and heard, and be a “presence” with ease
  • stand up for yourself and for what's important to you with firm kindness

We will explore how you may be making yourself small, and how you can take up more space from the inside out – without “manspreading” or shouting.  Using body-based exercises, we will play with becoming more grounded, balanced, and directive – in a way that feels good to you.

Come practice stepping more into your power - lovingly.

  • Part 1: Thu May 19 & Sat May 21, 2022
  • Part 2: Thu June 16 & Sat June 18, 2022

10:00 PT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 UK
2 hours


  • includes live attendance at Part 1 & Part 2 of the workshop (choose Thursday or Saturday - or attend on both days if you want to practice more!)
  • includes video summaries of the content, including somatic exercises

The video summaries are not recordings of the events, but separately created videos for those who wish to review and practice more and/or are not able to attend live.

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How can we transform conflict, divisiveness, distrust, and violence at home, at work, and in our communities?  Do we just need more love?  Or do we need more power in the hands of decent people?  Actually, we need both.  In the words of my friend and colleague:

Power without love is brutality.
Love without power is ineffective.

Paul Linden

Why do human beings fight and hurt each other?  And why is it that some conflicts continue to get worse?

In a nutshell:  Most people respond to potential danger with anger, fear, or numbness.  While these are natural human survival strategies, they imbalance the body and interfere with clear thinking.  When we attack, retreat, or shut down in an effort to protect ourselves, we merely create more fear, anger, and numbness – both within ourselves and in others.

The good news is:  We can choose to respond differently and stop this vicious circle – by thinking, speaking, and acting based on a mind-body state of compassionate power.  This is not complicated, but it does take practice.

Please join me to explore simple, practical, and effective tools to handle conflict better:

  • speak up, without blowing up
  • replace biting your tongue or excessive compromising with a more useful approach
  • make difficult conversations less stressful
  • lower the temperature when an interaction gets heated
  • preserve your sanity and self-respect - AND your relationships

Next Workshop series:

  • Part 1: Thursday May 19 & Saturday May 21, 2022
  • Part 2: Thursday June 16 & Saturday June 18, 2022

10:00 am PT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 UK.
2 hours.
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Hi, I'm Lisa Fisher.

Why do I offer Embodied Peacemaking Workshops?

If we want to survive as a species, we must learn to live in harmony with our fellow humans and our natural environment.  We must learn to treat each other with respect, even when we are different, disagree, or don't like each other.  We must learn to respond to perceived danger and conflict with power AND compassion.

Most of us are not born knowing how to do this well, but all of us can learn.  As a conflict coach, mediator, martial artist, and Yoga teacher, I want to help.

Making the world a more peaceful and caring place may seem like a daunting task, but it is possible.  Let's start where we are and do what we can.  Let's learn to stay calm under pressure, step up to challenging conversations, and replace fights with dialogue.  Let's learn to better navigate differences with our family members, friends, coworkers and neighbors, and create a ripple effect throughout society.

Together, we can do this. Please join me.

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Nice things people have said about previous workshops ...

(Names have been omitted to respect my clients' privacy.)

Your training was gentle, but super empowering.  It made me feel like I can handle this, and the things you suggest are doable.

Five stars! All of the content was understandable and related and very relevant. I feel like I got a lot out of it.

I'm still breathing so much more easy with your tools and techniques in hand after attending this last week. It's so nice to know that safety can be created from within. Makes so much space, inside and out. Thank you.

I feel like a have a bunch of new cool Ninja tools under my belt now. So simple, and so powerful!

I was reminded how much of a practice it is to speak and move with confidence and grace, how it might not always feel natural but I can keep getting better at it, and how many avenues there are without being an aggressive bully, a scorned cynic, or a passive pushover.