Instructor: Lori Hansen
Instructor Instagram: @earthwalkih
Donation Based Yoga Class
All donations are accepted on location by instructor, before or after class.
MS, OTR/L, RYT-200
I received a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2013. Over the last four years, I have worked in multiple settings, ranging from in-patient, out-patient, and community-based neurorehabilitation to home health and skilled nursing.
In 2016, I made a decision to pursue an additional career path to become a certified yoga instructor, after 3 1/2 dedicated years of practice. I underwent a 200 hour vinyasa teacher training through Yogaworks, as well as a 100 hour yin yoga and self-myofascial release training through Samdhana Yoga. Following the trainings, I lived on the Moroccan coast, where I taught yoga classes twice daily at surf camps.
I currently reside in Southern California, where I practice both as an Occupational Therapist as well as a yoga instructor. I have a particular interest in the application of mindfulness and meditation techniques to healthcare professionals in order to reduce workplace stress and in the prevention of professional burnout. In the next few years, I hope to become certified in holistic healing and earn a degree in yoga therapy.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy reading, writing poetry, gardening, hiking, camping, traveling, music, art, and photography, as well as learning to surf and rock climb.