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Teacher Feature: Lisa Hecht

Lisa began practicing Bikram yoga in 2001 and found that a regular practice resulted in numerous physical and mental benefits. She took a break from the corporate world during the summer of 2004 to attend Bikram’s teacher training in LA. Although she currently works at an asset management firm, she enjoys teaching a few classes a week and finds that doing both brings a sense of balance to her life.

Favorite quote:

To make the right choices in life you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear  the truth and know the solutions – Deepak Chopra

Currently reading:

  • The Mountain Shadow, by Gregory David Roberts…which happens to be the sequel to my favorite book ever, Shantaram

Favorite things, besides yoga (of course):

  • Cooking – working my way through Yotam Ottolenghi’s amazing cookbooks
  • Hiking… both  in upstate NY and around the world…thinking that a trip to Patagonia, Chile is going to be next
  • Wandering… around NYC discovering new restaurants, cute shops and cool street art

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Upcoming Silent Class

This upcoming November 22nd, 5pm at Bikram Yoga NYC Upper East Side, Lisa is leading a Silent Class. Online booking for the class opens on Sunday, November 15th. Important: Students must have taken at least 10 classes in order to participate. 

Lisa’s description of the class:

I think it is a great chance for students to deepen their practice, as they are able to really focus on their breath while in the postures. And really, as New Yorkers, particularly this time of year, everything is so hectic, it’s a nice chance to do something they love in a new and different way.  I always find that in silent classes, students almost intuitively know what to correct/adjust. The classes always seem really calm and peaceful.