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Lori’s Bio

Lori Charko

Certified Yoga Therapist, Hatha Yoga Teacher,  Yin Yoga Teacher & Prenatal Yoga Specialist

Lori began her yoga journey in 1999 coming from a health and fitness background that continues to inform her teachings today. For ten years she owned and operated Body Harmony Yoga Studio, a successful yoga space in North Vancouver, until family took her to Peru. While in Peru, Lori continued to develop her practice and stayed connected online with her community of like-minded yogis back in Canada. During those years, she returned home regularly to share the beloved Yoga by the Beach classes in beautiful West Vancouver. Now settled back on the North Shore, Lori has begun integrating Yoga Therapeutics into her already diverse teaching practice, for both group and personal sessions.

Inspired by teachers such as Sarah Powers, Sean Corn, Rod Stryker, Bernie Clarke, Jeffrey Armstrong and Deepak Chopra, Lori loves to integrate positive lifestyle themes and yogic philosophy into her classes. A holistic approach is taken to encourage complete contentment, where one feels a connection to self, a connection to the globe and a connection beyond.

With over 2500 hours of certifications, Lori has two decades of qualified experience in Classical Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga, Kids Yoga and most recently, the Foundations of Yoga Therapy. Graduating from Advanced Yoga Therapy in October of 2020, Lori expects to complete her IAYT Certification this year.