Body Harmony Yoga

About Body Harmony Yoga
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC YOGA
Yoga Teaching and Mentoring Since 1999.

 

 

Lori Charko

Certified in Foundations of Yoga Therapy, RYT 200 Yoga Teacher, Yin Yoga Teacher & Pre Natal Yoga Specialist

 

 

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.

Inspired by 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 classes.

 

  

Philosophy

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 yoga, 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 your journey. For more about 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 life you're meant to live. Click here 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!

 

Lori Charko,
Founder of Body Harmony

 

 

Testimonials

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.

--Laurie Beveridge, West Vancouver

 

Lori was 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!

--Anonymous, Vancouver