Lori Brungard

Level II Authorized Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher

“Practice & all is coming...”

Lori has been practicing yoga for over 25 years. Spent over a year of that time in India, studying with her beloved teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She holds an Authorized Level 2 teaching certificate through KPJAYI.

She teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Sadhana in NYC, and is an Adjunct Lecturer of yoga at Hunter College, where she developed a curriculum for a course in the Ashtanga Yoga system. As co-director of Ashtanga Yoga Shala from 2002-2007, Lori developed courses as resources for serious students and teachers. To deepen and broaden her knowledge, she completed Richard Freeman’s teachers’ intensive in 2012, and has been studying therapeutic applications of yoga with the Mohan family since 2011. Lori originally learned about the many facets of yoga through a year-long certification in Jivamukti Yoga with Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1999.

A professional modern dancer for more than ten years, Lori learned a deep awareness of human anatomy. Her work as a Thai Yoga therapist has added an energetic component to this understanding. Her skills as a teacher lie both in her sensitive hands-on adjustments and her ability to see underlying causes of challenges, and thus how to create change.

“Lori is without a doubt, one of the best teachers of yoga that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. Her body intelligence and ability to convey it verbally is nearly unmatched. Throw in the fact that her sense of humor, compassion and patience make her approachable, and what you have are some very lucky students.” – Lauren Cahn

See www.ashtangasadhana.com for more info.