Elizabeth Maud Dalberg
1924 - 2020
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Elizabeth Maud Dalberg

Reno - On February 21, 2020 Lisa Dalberg, a shining light in our community, passed on with a dear friend at her side. Lisa was born January 24, 1924 to Samuel Smith and Maud (Hopwood) Smith in Palo Alto, California. Lisa is survived by her step daughter, Laila Heppler (Larry) and granddaughters Jamie Nattrass and Julie Samford. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Ted Dalberg.

Lisa and Ted moved to Reno in 1971, where she enrolled at UNR, earned her B.Sc. in Health Education and developed an exercise program for seniors. Lisa taught Hatha yoga and meditation for over 50 years, bringing yoga into the mainstream in Reno. She taught yoga at UNR, Lakeridge Tennis Club, YWCA, Robinson House, Washoe (Renown) Hospital, Classic Residence (5 Star), and McKinley Arts & Culture Center. In 1998 she co-founded The Yoga Center Reno where she taught into her 90's, and where her legacy of therapeutic yoga accessible to all lives on.

There will be a celebration of life this summer at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center when it is safe for us to gather. If you would like to be notified, please contact Kathy Randolph at phone/text (775) 322-4600.

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from Mar. 31 to Apr. 5, 2020.
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April 26, 2020
I met Ms Dalberg where I worked. She would stay at our hotel when she came to visit her brother here in Los Banos. She was such a beautiful person and very captivating. I admired her so much. She had beautiful penmanship. I thought of her today and looked her up and found her obituary. My thoughts are with the family. She was a wonderful women.
Doris lovett
April 5, 2020
I have been thinking of her lately and wondering if she was still alive. I am sad to hear about her passing. I took classes with her the McKinley Center somewhere in the 70s probably. I loved her calm demeanor and how flexible she was. I was so inspired by her and hoped I would be doing yoga when I was her age. And I remember how she told me she loved her cup of coffee in the morning and always tried to eat a handful of raw almonds everyday. Such an inspiring teacher and lady.
Jane Bucknam
April 3, 2020
Lisa was such an inspiration to me. Thank you, Kristen, for being such a good friend to her.
Kim Webster
April 3, 2020
Dear Lisa,
Thank you for your light, Grace and generosity.
Johanna McClain
April 2, 2020
Deepest Sympathies to Lisa Dalberg's dearest Friend,
Kristen Kenner. Kristen is the dear soul who was with her the day of her passing. Rest In Peace dear Lisa.
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