Mama, friend, student, teacher, seeker of wisdom, keeper of the flame.
It has been my honor and heart-expanding opportunity to teach and collaborate with people from all walks of life; a wide range of ages; a broad spectrum of fitness levels, from hyper-mobile, strong acrobatic-types to immobile. I have worked with cancer patients and those with other serious illnesses, those recovering from traumatic injuries, those who find themselves in grief, illness, dealing with PTSD, and those who wish to move their body and calm their mind throughout their busy week.
I hold sacred non-judgmental space for each person to come exactly as they are.
the journey is the reward
"what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
-Henry Stanley Haskins
Lorrie’s yoga journey beginning in the BKS Iyengar tradition, swiftly transitioned from tentatively taking her first class to attending as many classes as would fit into her schedule. Eventually, there came a moment when she realized yoga was no longer something she does, it illuminates who she is.
With multifaceted experience and trainings under her belt, Lorrie, who is herself a forever student, now co-teaches AcroYoga and partner yoga with Brian Yuen. She leads Restorative Yoga Foundations teacher trainings, and collaborates and teams-up with yoga teacher trainings offering Pranayama, Meditation, Restorative Yoga training modules, as well as her weekly classes and workshops. Deeply embracing the healing practice of meta/loving kindness has cracked Lorrie’s heart wide open.
The Hippocratic oath doctors take, First Do No Harm, aligns with the cornerstone of yoga, Ahimsa, and this is paramount to each of Lorrie's interactions. Lorrie brings with her: clarity, compassion, dedication to the teachings, and sometimes her attempts at humor. Her classes blend traditional and healing qualities of yoga through the lens of devotion and love. She encourages you to explore, discover and cultivate your full potential and bring lightness and into your practice and a greater sense of well-being into your life; unveiling your full potential.
I have been practicing and co-teaching with my beloved, Brian Yuen, traveling and connecting with so many wonderful students 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.