Lori began her yoga journey in 2000 as a student at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. She was drawn to practice because it helped her to reconnect with her most authentic self while making her stronger and more open, physically and mentally. Her passion for yoga grew stronger as she traveled around the United States during the summer of 2003, practicing at many studios along the way. After settling in Pittsburgh, PA she completed her teacher training and began teaching in 2006.
Today she is an E-RYT 500. Lori teaches Vinyasa based classes and is influenced by the philosophy and alignment principles of Anusara Yoga. As a triathlete, Lori has an interest in Yoga for Athletes and has taught numerous workshops on the topic. She has a passion for the outdoors and has taught yoga in parks, vineyards, and backyards. Lori appreciates the healing and restorative qualities of yoga and has also worked with students who are recovering from illness, rehabilitating injuries, pregnant, or elderly.
Lori is committed to enhancing the lives of her students by helping them to recognize their highest potential through aligning with their highest self.
She leads students through a mindful and purposeful flow while encouraging them to be guided by their own inner wisdom and practice from the inside out. She believes in challenging her students to open themselves fully to the opportunities that present themselves on and off the mat. Through a focus on breath, alignment, and thoughtfully designed flow, Lori helps students to build strength, flexibility, and confidence in their practice while being kind to themselves. Her intention is to lead students to discover and celebrate the empowerment, joy and freedom that is the gift of Yoga.