Lisa Rueff is a vibrant and enthusiastic Bay Area yoga teacher popular for her ability to bring community together for fun and flowing yoga classes, as well as for fundraising events to benefit causes close to her heart.  Based in Marin, she leads yoga retreats, classes and workshops all over the world.

She started Yoga Ventures in order to take her life’s mission of community service to the next level. Through Yoga Ventures’ events she raises awareness and funds for local and international communities in need. As a vibrant and energetic teacher and community leader, she is passionate about inspiring, enriching, and nurturing others.

Leading international yoga and service trips abroad, she encourages her students to discover the joys of philanthropy and volunteer work. Lisa provides you with the opportunity to visit a foreign country, practice yoga on and off your mat, with meaningful, service-oriented yoga retreats. She combines her love of international travel and yoga with short-term humanitarian trips, having a profound and sustainable impact on the global community.  

In addition, Lisa is founder and director of The Jacmel Children Center. She and her husband are building a children’s community center and permanent home for homeless orpans in Jacmel, Haiti. You can learn more about the project at, and learn how you can get involved!

Lisa looks forward to hearing from you. Please give her a call, or send an email!



Director and Founder

“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good I can do or any kindness I can show any human being, let me do it now.”