Lisa Bondy has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 15 years. She says " Yoga is central in my life. It gives me strength, flexibility, energy and peace: all qualities that I cannot be without as a mother, as a wife, as a friend,as a person. Becoming a yoga teacher was less of a decision than an evolution. Lisa decided to do the Yoga Zone/Be yoga teacher training with Alan Finger as a way of deepening her practice. It soon became clear to her that the transformational experience was too good to keep to herself. It was also clear that becoming a teacher was a way of fulfilling something very profound to Lisa. Something that the Buddhists call Dharma. or life's purpose. Lisa wholeheartedly believes in the mind/body/spirit connection and the vitality and wisdom that come from that state of being. Bringing Yoga to the community of Port Washington is way of sharing that enlightenment in the hopes of empowering others to see their own light, beauty and inherent power and worth. Since her certification Lisa has studied yoga with several wonderful and well known teachers including Rodney Yee, Judith Lasater, Gabriel Halpern, John Friend, and Baron Baptiste. She has also studied extensively over the last 17 years with some lesser known but equally brilliant teachers including Rachel Gluckstien, Gretchen Carmel, Janice Ventreska, and Joanne and Drew Kane. Lisa has taught Yoga to men and women in the Port Washington community and outlying area through the Port Washington Holistic Massage Center, the Parent Resource Center, the Methodist Church, The Yoga Zone in Brookville, Two Worlds Gym, and to children through Temple Beth Israel Nursery School, and the Port Washington School District ATLAST Program for the past two years. Lisa is looking forward to bringing her energy, love, and vision of transformation to the Port Washington community through her new home at Om Sweet Om.