Lori enjoys calling herself “a recovering engineer.“ Formerly an Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, she began her journey from the head to the heart by taking a leave of absence from VT in 2000 to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Returning from the trail she discovered yoga as a means to restore her body from the abuse of the 2170 mile mountainous hike. In 2007 she completed a 200-hr, Yoga-Alliance-Certified, yoga teacher training program with Anna Pittman at The Breathing Space.
Lori considers yoga a means of aging gracefully. Recently she has combined her love of hiking and yoga to create Walking Stick Yoga, which uses hiking poles to add stability and ease to traditional yoga poses. If you enjoy a gentle yoga class, you may wish to give this a try. Hiking sticks are provided for class use.