Foundations of Yoga Therapy, RYT 200 Yoga
Teacher, Yin Yoga
Teacher & Pre Natal Yoga
Certified in Classical Hatha
Yoga and teaching since 1999, Lori
has over 1000 hours of
certifications and qualified experience in the Foundations of
Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, Prenatal
Yoga & Fitness,
Mom & Baby
Yoga, Kids Yoga and Anusara Yoga.
On top of her yoga training,
Lori has over 24 years of experience teaching fitness and
Advanced Personal Training.
She is a graduate of SFU's Health and Fitness Certificate
Program, and has studied nutrition, fitness and yoga through
various trainings and immersions. Along with
her world travels and an authentic caring nature, she takes her
years of diverse experience and guides safe, dynamic and enjoyable classes.
teachers such as Deepak Chopra, Sarah Powers, Seane Corn, Rod Stryker, Bernie Clarke
and Lila Rasa Brown,
Lori loves to diversify her
teachings by incorporating positive lifestyle themes and yogic
philosophy into her classes. It can be said that a
"connection to self" and "feeling of contentment"
are commonly experienced by those who partake in her yoga
My life purpose and business have unfolded under the umbrella of
Body Harmony Yoga, and it is about personal wellness which comes from the
fulfillment of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. I believe
that learning to balance these needs through the science of yoga
can lead one to a life of health and happiness.
Over the last two decades I've been amazed at the growth within
myself, and my community through owning a yoga studio, teaching
and being a leader of the North Vancouver Yoga Community.
I never expected Yoga to be the key that would open people up
and then guide them to change their lives! This was my personal
experience and what I have seen in countless others. Now, it
appears to be my dharma or 'intrinsic nature' to share the
teachings. I feel I've been chosen to teach, lead and help
others grow through the practice of yoga. Whether it is through
physical postures, breath work, mindfulness practice or a deeper
understanding of yogic philosophy, I believe yoga offers so much
for the betterment of humanity.
With a sensitivity to the personal needs of those in my group
classes, the teachings have evolved to be more therapeutically
based. At times, that means holding a safe space for students in
the group setting to explore whatever surfaces on the mat, and
other times it is about one on one work towards better wellness
utilizing all aspects of yoga.
I’ve found the answer is quite simple: just do the practice with
self awareness and everything will sort itself out.
I connect with earnest students and new teachers
because I can relate to where you are. There have been obstacles
and mistakes, but I have learned to move gracefully through
challenges and grow as a teacher. So whether you just want to
feel more confident in your yoga practice, or you are a teacher
working to establish your personal voice with creative classes,
I believe I can guide you. Being an authentic and strong teacher
is about being true to yourself and fully accepting who you are.
As a mentor, and teacher of teachers, I'm here to help you on
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my classes and offerings click here.
Being a mom
has also taught me a lot about priorities, distractions,
limitations and unconditional love. I have a special place in my
heart for mentoring women and supporting you through the journey
of loving yourself and honouring who you are. Motherhood is
challenging and everyone needs support. I'm here
for you if you are looking for guidance to fulfill and live the
meant to live.
for more about my classes and offerings.
Yoga is a
path towards freedom and continual self-growth and I look forward to sharing the
journey with all who are open to explore it!
Founder of Body Harmony
Lori is a
wonderful, caring teacher with a sensitive and passionate heart.
She loves the knowledge and understanding that a yoga practice
and yoga therapy can bring to a person, and is so willing to
share her energy and experience with her students/clients. She
has been my teacher for many years and I trust her completely. I
always appreciate her guidance.
Beveridge, West Vancouver
very thorough and I greatly enjoyed my first [ever] yoga therapy
session with her. She communicated effectively, and offered
poses with an excellent “homework” program suited to my
lifestyle. She was good with time management, as well as
knowledgeable with muscles, the spine, ligaments and breathing
techniques. I would see her again!