Lisa Bondy, E-RYT, is a Founder and the Partner accountable for Yoga, Teacher Trainings and Quality for Practice Body Mind Soul Company. A yogi and meditator for 30 years, known for her satsang, Lisa challenges one to move beyond the bounds of the mind and expand into an empowering experience of authenticity and self-realization. Practicing breath, movement, and self-reflection; using an array of tools and spiritual wisdom from many disciplines, Lisa's intention and expertise lies in her ability to lead students on a healing, transformational journey – body, mind and soul.
Lisa has her B.A. from Adelphi in History and Philosophy. Since her first teaching certification from Be Yoga with Alan Finger in 2001, Lisa has studied Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga as well as more alignment/therapuetic based yoga practices. Lisa’s additional trainings include Ashtanga Primary Series with David Swenson, Ashtanga Intermediate Series with Tim Miller, and Advanced Rasa Vinyasa with Shiva Rae, as well as Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, YogaKids with Marsha Wenig, and Laughter Yoga! A dedicated ashtangi, Lisa is forever indebted to her Gurujii, the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and family.
A natural gourmet and macrobiotic chef at heart, Lisa has been part of the holistic health movement and an environmentalist for the past 30 years. She is currently working toward certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a health and wellness nutrition coach.
Her passion is clean living/eating and detoxification/ cleansing, believing both enhance a greater & direct experience of vibrant living and robust health. PRACTICE and all will come!
Tina Conroy, BA, RMT, is a Partner and Director of Energy Healing at PRACTICE Body Mind Soul Company. Energy work for Tina comes naturally and springs from the deep well of passion and love she found in her own healing journey. From childhood she had an intuitive calling and an expansive gift. As an adult, she began cultivating her natural abilities and uses her sensitivity and attunement in her readings and healing sessions at PRACTICE. Tina’s methods take many exceptional forms, all designed for the personal healing and transformation unique for each of her clients.
Tina received her B.A. from American University. Inspired by several early teachers, including her teacher Rev. Terri A. Heiman, RMT, Tina found the confidence to use Reiki to heal herself and share this energy with others. Tina is trained in the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho method of natural healing, and holds Reiki Master Teacher Degree, Tina is also a gifted yoga instructor at the RYT-200 level. She was initially drawn to yoga after the birth of her daughter and loves working with children and Mom’s-to-Be! Tina completed her Yoga Teacher Certification with Suzanne Cardinal at Into This World Yoga Teacher Training. Tina’s many offerings at PRACTICE include meditation classes and healing circles, individual Reiki sessions and Certification classes. Tina is delighted to bring her passion and gifted healing work to PRACTICE – Body, Mind, and Soul!
Stacey Lynn, 500 hour RYT, is an Integrative Wellness Practitioner, offering yoga and meditation classes throughout the Long Island community. With 20 years of experience and training, Stacey has taught in local hospitals, schools, libraries and athletic clubs. In 2006, Stacey spearheaded the first Yoga program at Sunrise Day Camp, the summer program for children with cancer. Becoming increasingly passionate about working with children and adults who suffer with cancer, Stacey undertook specialized training in yoga for breast cancer survivors in 2013 under Camille Kittrells at the Omega Institute.
Today, Stacey offers weekly programs at Cohen’s Childrens Hospital/Northwell Health System and Yoga for cancer survivors at PRACTICE , the wellness center for Katz Women’s Institute/Northwell Health System in Roslyn, NY, helping each person she works with to SHINE!
Carrie Diamond has been practicing yoga and meditation for 13 years. She is passionate about the benefits of yoga and mindful living, and strives to make yoga and mindfulness accessible to everyone. Her classes are geared towards helping students building strength, flexibility and resiliency of mind and body.
Carrie is a yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a licensed mental health counselor with a thriving psychotherapy practice. She also works in a local community college, and has enjoyed helping students use yoga and meditation to cope with the stressors of college. She has a master’s degree from NYU and is currently working on her doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.). Carrie has extensive training in mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy. She has devoted her career to helping people realize the fullness and vitality of life, deepen their feelings of connection, and make positive choices that are dictated by their values, rather than unhelpful thoughts.
Carrie is also a mother of 2 teenagers and feels her yoga practice has helped her become a better parent, wife and friend. She is thrilled to be a part of the PRACTICE community.
Stacey Hirschmann sees Yoga as a sacred constructive way of stepping out of everyday life to reconnect deeply with body & breath...to live more consciously. Stacey has embraced yoga as a lifestyle both on and off the mat, embracing the yoga mat is a sacred space that we arrive at to find more meaning, authenticity and integrity in our lives. Stacey shares a flow that offers a sense of coming home to yourself through inviting deep presence. She combines a variety of yoga styles, breathing exercises, meditation techniques and various levels of postures to encourage inner and outer strength, relaxation and rejuvenation. Her yoga classes are great for anyone who wants to explore in a safe and nurturing environment with an experienced teacher.
Her passion resides in proper alignment with powerful breath and flow. She honors the individual and encourages students in their process of self inquiry and self realization.
*Stacey completed the Teacher Training at Serenity Yoga of Long beach, N.Y., in 2002,
Studied Pre-natal yoga with Janice Clarfield at Kripalu, Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pranksy and is a certified Yoga Dance Teacher.
Stacey is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and Co- leader of Hummingbird Retreats and Workshops which inspires life affirming Transformation.
She recognizes that every moment of life is as an opportunity to shed what no longer serves us as we transform into our highest, truest potential.
~By radiating soulfulness and spiritual awakening through the practice of yoga, we create a lifestyle flow that opens the heart, quiets the mind and supports overall wellbeing~
A long time runner, Jenni was first introduced to yoga almost 15 years ago while living in Manhattan and looking for something to balance out her physical regime. As a mom of 3 girls, Jenni has continued her practice throughout the years with vinyasa, prenatal yoga and meditation. It wasn't until 2014 that she packed up her running shoes and began diving deeper into her yoga practice. In 2015 Jenni completed her 200 hour RYT certification under the guidance of Practice's own E-RYT Lisa Bondy. She is forever a student and continues her study of Ashtanga yoga with Senior Ashtanga teacher Christine Hoar as well as participating in various Ashtanga workshops. While her classes are heavily influenced by the Ashtanga method, Jenni's compassionate teaching style makes her classes accessible to all levels.
Dawn Peer, MS, E-RYT, IET
Dawn Peer is also a Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner and has had a personal yoga practice for more than 20 years. She is teacher trained and certified at the 200 hour level with Suzanne Cardinal at Into This World Yoga Teacher Training, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has completed additional advanced training in Prenatal Yoga, Chair Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Prior to Dawn becoming a yoga teacher, she received a BA in Sociology and an MS degree in Elementary Education. She has a Permanent Teaching Certificate in New York State and has taught at East Woods School in Oyster Bay, NY and Twin Pines Elementary School in Brentwood, NY. Dawn was initially drawn to yoga for its many healing benefits while going through infertility treatment. Through yoga, restorative yoga and reiki Dawn found profound healing benefits physically and emotionally.
Dawn teaches beginner, gentle, alignment, vinyasa flow, restorative, chair, prenatal and children’s yoga. In addition she also teaches guided meditation, Reiki Certification Trainings and is practicing Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner. Dawn guides each of her students to explore their own unique style. Her classes create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for each of her students to develop their own PRACTICE.
Luisa Giugliano (Harsevak Kaur) is a poet, Kundalini yoga instructor and healer who has been teaching Hatha yoga and meditation for a nearly a decade in the community. Her offerings carry a deeply seeded intention to help her students uncover self-love, courage and victory using powerful tools from her tradition. Luisa seeks to facilitate the raising of group and individual consciousness and draws from a broad range of world traditions and folk practices. She is a student of Sat Nam Rasayan and Curanderismo. Luisa has a yoga therapy practice in Sea Cliff where she also curates community events and trainings to elevate and inspire. Her passion is in running retreats and intensives in India, Journey to Mother India with Harsevak Kaur. She teaches a weekly drop in class at PRACTICE on Wednesday nights at 7pm. More information about Luisa can be found at www.Harsevak.com.
Missy began practicing yoga 20 years ago as a compliment to her running. In addition to improving her race times, she experienced an overwhelming sense of calm and steadiness that enriched her life. Wanting to dive deeper into the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Missy recently completed her 200-hr yoga teacher training under the guidance of Lisa Bondy, E-RYT, at Practice, the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. She is very excited to help students improve strength and agility through asana, while finding grace and stillness through breath and movement.
As a mother raising 3 active children in Manhasset, Missy looks forward to bringing powerful and playful classes to mini yogis. Introducing the beauty and benefits of yoga to kids at an early age will give them the opportunity to make the practice a way of life!