Student · Teacher
Seeker of Wisdom
Mama · Friend
Keeper of the Flame

 
Foot Tracks on Sand

22+

Years of experience

15

Years of teaching

27,000+

Students I have taught

1,500+

Hours of training

Teaching and collaborating with people from all walks of life is heart-expanding and inspiring.

Youth to older adults, with a broad spectrum of fitness, has been a constant throughout my time teaching yoga. I have worked with cancer patients, those with other serious illnesses, those recovering from traumatic injuries, those who find themselves in grief, dealing with PTSD, those who wish to move their body and calm their mind throughout their busy week, and those who struggle with finding balance between work, rest and play.

Throughout my years of studying yoga, I've taken many quality trainings that educated me on certain conditions, injuries and disorders. And yes, I've learned so much from each one of them, but among my greatest teachers are also my students.

My Yoga Journey

Beginning in the BKS Iyengar yoga tradition, I swiftly transitioned from tentatively taking my first class to attending as many classes as would fit into my schedule. There came a moment when I realized yoga is not simply something to do, it illuminates who we are.

Since those early days on my mat, soaking in the teachings and opening myself to a deeper exploration both internally and externally, I have had the honor to study with more than a dozen well-known and respected teachers. As a life-long learner and seeker, it has been an extraordinary gift to learn, expand, and continue to evolve. Understanding how the ancient teachings intersect with the latest scientific research is fascinating and underscores the importance of the profound advise offered in yoga.

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Holding Space to Come As You Are

Holding Sacred Space

With over 1,500 hours of yoga, meditation and wellness trainings, I currently collaborate with yoga teacher trainings and lead the restorative yoga, breath, bandhas & mudras, and meditation training modules in Fallbrook and Temecula yoga teacher trainings. In addition to my public group classes, I love teaching one-to-one personalized sessions as well as mentoring yoga teachers.

Co-teaching AcroYoga and partner yoga with Brian Yuen has been a thrill and an arena for my own deep personal growth. As a bonus I've gained such joy in co-creating a challenging and fun AcroYoga Teacher Training and I have made meaningful connections in different parts of the world with some amazing humans along the way.

 

It matters to me that each student is honored for their humanness and their right to be themselves without judgement. My practice and classes have been geared especially toward that powerful point of vulnerability where you are safe to be authentically yourself. This is the sacred space.

The Practice of Ahimsa

The Hippocratic oath, First Do No Harm, aligns with Ahimsa, the cornerstone of yoga. This is paramount to every interaction. I bring clarity, compassion and creativity to wholeheartedly meet each person where they are.  My classes blend traditional and healing qualities of yoga coupled with breath-centered intelligent sequencing, encouraging you to explore and cultivate mindfulness and bring lightness and into your practice and a greater sense of well-being into your life to unveil your full potential.

Lorrie Shepard's mindfulness practice with watercolors.

They're Part of My Life

I love, and I mean LOVE, free flowing with the wisdom of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. The play of integration in my every-day life... whether hiking and being in nature, healthy living, travel and adventure, digging in the dirt, painting and creating, up-cycling all sorts of things, or giving back, continues to intrigue me. I love noticing how the teachings, mindfulness, and meditation show up to enable a vibrant, rich journey. 

Words From Students
and Colleagues

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

"Thank you so much for coming to the studio and sharing all your delicious, juicy, restorative knowledge with us.  I have to say that it has been one of my favorite sections of teacher training so far."

- 200 HR. YOGA TEACHER TRAINEE

“Let me start by saying how much I enjoyed your class. It was truly amazing. I really learned so much from you...the training was just amazing and it solidified my love for this beautiful practice. Thank you again for taking time out to give us such valuable information."

- 200 HR. YOGA TEACHER TRAINEE

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Influence
and Impact

BRIAN YUEN

I have been practicing and co-teaching with my beloved, Brian Yuen, traveling and connecting with many wonderful and inspiring humans since 2007. Brian's unique approach, his focus on the essentials, and his deep understanding of the teachings has informed my own teaching style, one that encourages strong foundations, clear communication, intelligent sequencing, and a safe container to explore one's full potential.

 

Brian teaches on-going yoga classes in Southern California, leads yoga teacher training modules, workshops, and retreats in the U.S. and abroad.

JILLIAN PRANSKY

I'm deeply grateful for my Restorative and Therapeutics yoga teacher, Jillian Pransky, who for the past 25 years, has dedicated her work to sharing the principles of Deep Listening and pausing through teaching, writing, and speaking about the tools of yoga, meditation, and conscious relaxation.

Jillian's trainings and skillful teaching have been invaluable to me, speaking to the deepest part of me. My time learning from her continued when I assisted her at some of her New York yoga events, her yoga immersions at Kripalu in Lennox, MA, and in New Jersey. 

I notice, even now, how principles and techniques garnered from her trainings and my time assisting her amazing offerings are woven into my own offerings.

Some souls come into our life and leave a lasting impression;

a sweet essence always remains.

- LORRIE SHEPARD