Conny Conny Lechner became intrigued with spiritual traditions and explored a multitude of philosophies and wisdom traditions at a young age. She first came across Tibetan Buddhism when she was 14 years old and was introduced to the Karma Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism by the age of 22. At that time, she met her first teachers, the Thaye Dorje Karmapa and Lama Ole Nydahl, and she started her Ngoendro practice, while traveling around Europe to attend courses and lectures on Tibetan Buddhism.
Soon after this, Conny started practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Although she has trained in other Yoga traditions as well, Ashtanga Yoga is still her main practice today. She met her first teacher, David Williams, in Scotland. Under his guidance she learned asana practice and was introduced to proper adjustments and alignments. Training with Manju Jois, Richard Freeman, and Alex Medin deepened her practice. Conny completed her first 200 hr RYT in Koh Samui, Thailand under Paul Dallaghan. He introduced her to Pranayama and Chanting. 2013, she completed her 500 hr RYT with Caroline Klebl in Los Angeles, California.
While in Thailand, Conny started to read Krishnamurti and discovered “I Am That” by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Both still influence her path. During her years in Asia, she traveled to India, Thailand, and Nepal and kept practicing the Dharma in the Diamond Way tradition of the Karma Kagyu school. Throughout these years, she also continuously studied the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, as well as several great teachers from the Karma Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. These years were characterized by self-study and independent practice.
Conny continues to study the writings of Alan Watts, Adyashanti, Rupert Spira, Aurobindo, Stephen Wolinsky and others.
She writes, teaches and surrenders.
She tells social awareness stories and works on awareness-raising projects.
Ultimately, she focuses on deepening the experience of the illusionary separate Self and the unveiling of our inherent freedom.
Conny is part of the worldwide Consciousness Hacking community of change-makers, who are focused on exploring and building new technologies for human flourishing. Recently, she has collaborated with Wisdom 2.0, the Purpose Summit, the Science and Non-Duality Conference, and Partnerships for Change.
“The heart of my being in this life is inner freedom.” – Conny Lechner