Billy Konrad
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured."
B.K.S. Iyengar
  • There is a long, rich tradition of yoga and practice running through B.K.S. Iyengar. And there is a long line of teachers standing behind him, dedicated to the dissemination and sharing of all that he has discovered in his more than 70 years of uninterrupted practice. Billy occupies a single spot in this line, and he hopes to share with others what his teachers so graciously shared with him.

    After receiving a Master's Degree in Education, then teaching High School literature and history for a number of years in Vermont, Billy returned to San Francisco in the late 90s to further his studies in Yoga. Since then, he has committed himself to the pursuit of that craft - as a student, practitioner, and instructor. Billy now lives with his family on the coast near Lisbon, Portugal.

    What to Expect:

    Yoga is not stretching. Yoga is not a system, nor a method, nor a path, nor a process of making you something you currently are not. It is a revealing art. It is a practice that injects and distributes the intelligence into the cells of the body, into all the tissues, to show the mind and the body not only its current state, but its great potential as well. Through a wide range of physical postures, it works in a very practical manner to integrate, consolidate, and bind together all the various parts of the human system - the strong, the weak, the known, the unknown. And through its practice, individual practitioners learn how to fine tune the various and disparate parts of the self into a single functioning and efficient working whole. What needs healing, heals. What needs developing, develops. And the reality of what actually is is revealed with greater clarity.

    What to bring:

    An empty belly. An open mind. Tights or shorts.
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Iyengar Yoga classes, private instruction in Lisbon, and Iyengar Yoga workshops elsewhere.