As a practicing attorney, Lisa Konie learned early on that an outlet to release stress was critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and was essential to sustainability within the chaos of Silicon Valley.  She was introduced to yoga over a decade ago in the yin yoga style. Although initially an intermittent practitioner, in 2015, yoga really "found" Lisa.  She embarked on a 60-day challenge to practice daily, and those 60 days morphed into 120 days, 240 days and beyond. While a regular practice brought huge benefits, being introduced to some of the philosophy behind yoga really broadened her perspective and this is when Lisa decided to pursue yoga teacher training.

 

Lisa combines a mindful approach with attention to proper alignment and physical, body awareness.  She is also dedicated to conveying the importance of the philosophy of yoga through readings, quotes, imagery, and poems in each class she leads.

 

Lisa has her RYT-200 through the Joy of Yoga training program under Jennifer Prugh, is registered with Yoga Alliance and is currently pursuing her 500-hour certification as well.  Lisa has diversified her teaching with additional intensives with S. Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama), Noell Clark (Anatomy Intensive and Yoga and the Five Recollections), Joanne Varni (Restorative), and Karina Lambert (Inversions).

 

Off the mat, Lisa loves animals and is a long-term volunteer with the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, where she volunteers in-hospital, as well as caring for animals in her home.

 

Connect with Lisa at: hummingbirdyoga@sbcglobal.net.