Lisa Godenick - Board of Directors Secretary
I took my first yoga class in high school, right before graduation. Since my youth, I have experienced back pain in my thoracic spine and I thought yoga could help. It did. I was so drawn to it, I decided to enroll in a course at my college my freshman year called, "The Psychology of Yoga," taught by an Iyengar-focused professor, who was one of my early yoga mentors. I practiced at my local studio in Spartanburg, South Carolina all throughout college. In 2012, I traveled to India to complete a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nasik, Maharashtra. This experience changed my life! I delved even deeper into the meditative, philosophical side of yoga and decided to share it with others. I am currently enrolled in my second Yoga Teacher Training at Temple Yoga Studio in Reno.
I decided to become involved with Urban Lotus Project because I believe yoga should be accessible to everyone - regardless of age or socioeconomic status. I have a passion for youth empowerment and holding space for youth so they can see the light that shines within them. Urban Lotus Project gives youth hope and I believe that is truly profound.
I work in Public Health at the State of Nevada and spend a lot of time either at work, or commuting to and from work. Otherwise, I spend my time with my partner, friends, and family. I love doing acro yoga, hiking/backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, having music night with my friends, cooking delicious foods, and being outside! My yoga practice happens in-between all of these things. I also enjoy having some quality me time and cozying up with a good book.
My mantra: "It's not your work to make anything happen. It's your work to dream it and let it happen."
Also: "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."