Lorie is a Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified teacher. Being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2007 lead to deepening her yoga practice, and found it to serve on the emotional, mental and physical level, and with life itself. Her journey in yoga has brought a new sense of calm, steadiness, better parenting skills, and to live life with a heart of compassion. She believes this shows in her own personal practice and in her yoga teachings. She enjoys bringing people together for the practice of yoga, and often those who are new are pleasantly surprised in the way they feel after. She feels there is always something to learn when one steps on their mat whether it's learning to breathe properly, setting the foundation of a pose, alignment, lengthening, or stretching. She feels the tools learned on the mat can be applied to daily living off the mat. It has been these tools that has transformed her into a better “self”.