Lisa's been practicing yoga for over a decade, most of which has been at Kathy's studio, Yoga Vermont. Kathy's patience, compassion and skill has inspired Lisa to continue on her path with both yoga and trekking.
What was your inspiration to get into your line of work?
I was in Social Work before I began teaching Yoga full time. It was a slow, clogged system of service. People often did not want services and the services they did want were usually a long wait. It wasn't as satisfying as it had seemed like it would be. I went into it just at the beginning of the gutting of moneys for Social Welfare here in America. So, I came up with a lifestyle, or job, that was based on promoting health to people who wanted to be healthy, promoting physical and mental efficiency to people who wanted to be more self reliant and promoting a connection with the daily activities and obstacles that make our lives unique.
What does travel - and this type of travel - mean to you?
Trekking to an area of the Earth where people are living satisfied, normal lives with out roads, cars and most of our "luxuries" is a beautiful experience. I have many yogic theories about my aptitude, my attitude, my self, but stepping out of our pace of life into another pace of life gives me the opportunity to deal with myself all over again. It gives me the opportunity to reset my priorities, my senses, my responses to things.