Lisa M

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Bartender/Photographer/Yoga Teacher -Lifelong Student
  • B. Kinesiology in University/ Apprentice in language/art/...
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About Me


To Inspire and Be Inspired --


As a girl who has studied science for too long. I decided to let my right brain have a chance in the limelight for once, and cut my studies short for the time being.

So, this has left me with a fiery passion to finally explore all the things that I have always felt worthwhile/incredible, but the Western system of thought has taught unimportant.

Long story short, I have packed in a lot of amazing things in the past few years - and hope that these continue. I went on a short vacation to hike to Machu Picchu one year, and ended up living in Peru/Ecuador for 5 months. The people I met and the experiences I've had can only be explained in person (see: 'drinking beers' below). What was once 'a cool experience' now feels like 'life: true and real.'

Needless to say I am returning with my instruments/camera/books/humour/new wisdom/only slightly better language acquisition to continue this path I've begun to carve.


Inspire and be inspired!! Is there any greater feeling other than giving or receiving inspiration?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Travelling mostly in South America. I had a TON of great hosts, some of who became GREAT friends from my past travels!! Ive been able to host a few people at home in Toronto, and its been great! I am a very independent surfer as well as host - so we can spend all day together and share some adventures, or maybe I only see you passing by in the afternoon, but all is great!


In my opinion, it'ss been incredible! I know so many more people, places, things and ideas than I ever would have otherwise! This is the way to truly know another country!


Meeting new people! Discovering who/what/where/how/WHY -- open a few beers and let the stories flow!!

Photography - I like to document artists, travellers, cities, stories - pretty much everything! I love street photography and capturing candid moments the best. (I would love to exchange ideas!) This time, I would like to document a little more via film and see what can happen with that!

Coffee/Tea/Beer/Wine and reading/writing

Physical Play/kinesthetic movement - I am SUPER into circus arts, such as aerial silks, juggling, trapeze etc. I don't have the skills so much haha, but I can spend all day and night playing with these

Yoga - I could spend days speaking about this. I completed teacher training in Mysore, India - and would love to try out and practice on new friends! I try to spend at least one hour of each day in meditation and yoga.

Documenting artists and inspirational people

Music (making/playing/listening). I am/was learning accordion, but its a tiny big heavy to carry, it is at 'home' in Bs As right now :)

The Earth - how we can make it a more beautiful place for all to enjoy

Exploring culture - old and new; similarities and differences

Helping those that cannot help themselves - this mainly includes animals (for me)...This issue is all too real, no matter where in the world we are

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - mix amoung documentary, comedy, and electic, with a dash of war films thrown in for good measure

Music - hmm, borrow my ipod and you tell me

Books - philosophy/psychology/biography/higher thinking/inspirational/how to do anything better

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

On my way to get pizza last night, I got pulled into a travelling RV full of drunken, dancing, singing, celebrators of all things Hanukkah. It was like the Magic School Bus of holiday fun.

Teach, Learn, Share

English! and not just the swears

Really, I know the most random important as well as useless information haha. I can teach the bits and pieces of what I have come to learn throughout the years.
Spanish! - make me practice!! I'm terribly uninteresting when I can only speak like a 3 year old, so help me graduate to at least a 6 year old level!
Cooking! - current skills consist of 'open bag - put hand in bag - put hand in mouth'

Your mind! Why are you the person you are? How do you think? What has shaped your experiences? What do you think of the world beyond the physical space that we encompass?

We are ALWAYS learning!! For life. For every interest that one partakes in, there is someone who is better at it. Sharing our respective pieces of the unlimited puzzle of our worlds.

What I Can Share with Hosts

- My travels and adventures
- Photography insights and trades -- lets go shoot!
- Teaching yoga and meditation
- Sense of humour and views about this crazy world

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Thailand, United States

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