The Brown Skin Wellness Team

Lisa Deveaux
Lisa Deveaux, Founder & Pilates Instructor
Lisa has a B.A. in Economics from The University at Albany and a background in the financial services industry as a project manager and business analyst. She specialized in technology related projects for 20 years.
Lisa took her first Pilates class on a mat on the floor in her bedroom from a dvd. Lisa is passionate about the benefits Pilates provides and believes that every body should do Pilates. She has been a student of Pilates for over 25 years and has been actively teaching the method since 2019. Lisa completed her Pilates certification with KF 360 Pilates & Wellness under Kimberly Fielding. She is comprehensively trained in mat, reformer, chair, the trapeze table, and ladder barrel apparatuses. As a continuous learner, she completed the Heritage Training program with Cara Reeser, a trauma informed yoga certificate through Exhale to Inhale, Anato Mat Anatomy intensive with Danica Kalemdaroglu and several Advanced Mover Series with Maria Earle.
When Lisa is not teaching she enjoys traveling and never met a trip she didn’t like. There is something special about experiencing other cultures, the food, the people, and the music allow us to learn more about ourselves. She journals most mornings, loves an interesting book and enjoys a good cup of tea without sugar.
Elise Guadalupe
Elise Guadalupe, Yoga Educator
Elise’s teaching style is authentic to who she is as a person, compassionate and straightforward. Every class and session are well thought out and themed from a place born in her personal experience. Elise firmly believes that people are not defined by any outward appearance, or physical ability, but that the soul is truly representative of who we are and how we connect to the rest of the world. Always maintaining a “beginner’s mind” she appears to effortlessly connect with people who are new to yoga, reiki, and crystal healing, as well as experienced yogis alike. Elise’s passion for yoga is summed up by the statement, “I am Yoga and Yoga is Me”. She lives by the principles of generosity, ethics, patience, perseverance, focus and concentration and wisdom in everything she does.
Elise holds a B.B.A. in International Business, a M.Sc.M. in Project Management and obtained her RYT 500hr with Boundless Yoga Studio and CYT 50hr in Aerial Yoga at OM Factory NYC and is an Usui Certified Reiki Master and Trainer.
Elise’s passion for learning and holistic wellness drives her intention to continue her studies in yoga, anatomy, and yogic philosophy, and has recently expanded her practice to include leading aerial yoga teacher trainings.
Tennille Raney
Tennille Raney, Meditation Teacher
Tee Raney is a wellness activist, psychotherapist and meditation teacher specializing in producing workshops & retreats for the stressed out professional that needs to “relax and unwind.”
Satisfied clients rave about the powerful impact of her physical and mental wellness events. One attendee remarked, “This is honestly the first time I have felt so calm and free.”
She offers individualized counseling, wellness workshops and teaches meditation virtually, as well as in-person at her private practice in Maplewood, NJ.
When she is not working with clients she is completing her doctoral studies, managing her digital platform @themindfulscroll, and spending time with her husband & son.

Contact us today to meet the Brown Skin Wellness team in Midtown Manhattan, NY!