LORNA SIROTA is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. She has been teaching yoga for the last 20 years, and has maintained her own practice for over 25 years. Lorna teaches small group classes, at all levels, in Santa Monica and Westwood, as well as private one on one instruction.
Lorna has focused much of her teaching to working with Yoga Therapeutics. She has worked through UCLA with study groups using yoga as a therapy for breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue, and through the Pediatric Pain Center, with Young Adults and RA (rheumatoid arthritis), IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), and cancer survivors with fatigue .
In 2003, Lorna studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India, in 2005 she attended the Iyengar section of the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado where BKS Iyengar taught, spoke and presented, and also attended the 2007 National Iyengar Conference studying with Geeta Iyengar. Lorna continues to pursue her education with some of the world's most senior level yoga teachers. Lorna's dedication to the Hatha Yoga system is reflected in her own yoga practice and her tangible and inspirational teaching style.
"Lorna has a good eye, and knows how to adapt postures to the individual needs of her students. Her calm and steady nature gives students confidence to approach and receive new material."
Lisa Walford, Senior Certified Iyengar Teacher
In addition to teaching yoga Lorna has been a massage therapist since 1989. Her knowledge of and experience in bodywork enhances her ability to "see" the body and its imbalances. She guides and challenges each student in working towards his/her alignment of inner and outer balance. As a massage therapist and yoga teacher, she has found these same restorative poses to be effective preparation for a massage. In fact, she now sets her clients up in supported positions, because it actually adds to the benefits of the massage.