|Loren was first introduced to hot power vinyasa by a nutritionist over 10 years ago in Dallas, Texas. A long-time, competitive athlete, she was reluctant to try yoga because she didn't think it would be challenging enough. She was amazed at how difficult it was, particularly the flexibility and balance aspect of the practice. The intense nature of this style immediately resonated with her. As she deepened her practice over the years, she embraced the profound and positive impact yoga has had on her life physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.|
Loren teaches a rigorous, athletic flow, a "meditation in motion" emphasizing strength, flexibility and balance, detoxifying the body and mind at their deepest level. Athletics and physical fitness has always been a source of meditation for her. She recently created her own class called Bassett's Boot Camp, a 75-minute class combining hot power yoga, strength training with weights, cardio intervals and core work. "America's Toughest Workout" -Marie Clare Magazine, October 2011.
"I love making a difference and being a source of inspiration in people's lives. I challenge you, encourage you to try new things, build your confidence and strength and help you push through the mental and physical resistance to discover your full potential. Serenity through strength. When you take what you learn on your mat, apply it to your life off the mat, it changes your life."
Her credentials include: (2) Level 1 teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste, a 200-hour teacher training certification from New York Yoga in 1992 and a 72-hour course in musculo-skeletal anatomy and kinesiology with Jason Brown in 2010.
Philanthropy and giving back is an important part of her life. She is a member of the Junior League of New York and has volunteered extensively for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, ASPCA, the New York Foundling Hospital and Mott Haven Academy. She also volunteers with her Morky, Max who is a therapy dog through the Good Dog Foundation. She received her BA in International Studies from Pepperdine University in Malibu California.
*More about Loren
Where are you originally from?
Roswell, New Mexico
What classes do you teach at Pure?
How long have you been practicing yoga?
What brought you to yoga?
A friend and the owner of a gym I used to work out at recommended that I try Hot Power Yoga for a month, despite how much I was opposed to it. I finally agreed to go, and was amazed how my body changed and how challenged I felt during the classes.
What do you love about teaching?
I enjoy being a source of inspiration for people. I teach them to live a happy, healthy life. I love building relationships with my students, helping them to build confidence, find their edge, explore their bodies and minds. I want my students to live life to their fullest potential.
Who was your first yoga teacher and how did she inspire you?
My first yoga teacher was Jessica Thomas in Dallas, Texas. Her positive energy, knowledgeability and confidence was inspiring to me.
What motivates you to practice today?
I am motivated by the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual feelings I endure during and after I practice.
Before becoming a yoga teacher, what did you do?
I was an upscale leisure travel consultant.
Aside from yoga, what other hobbies or interests do you have?
I love to travel, read, volunteer, and play with my dogs.
If you weren't a yoga teacher, what would you be?
I would be a Philanthropist.
What do you love about Pure Yoga?
I love the community and environment at Pure. I love the instructors and the many different styles they teach.