We Support You on
Your Path of Growth
"We bring our own unique approach to teaching and healing — one that is focused on strong foundations, clear communication and a safe container to explore your potential."
- LORRIE SHEPARD
Since 2006, Brian and Lorrie have been traveling and sharing Yoga and AcroYoga goodness.
They currently teach on-going yoga and meditation in Southern California, leading classes and workshops as well as continuing education for yoga teachers, trainings and retreats in the U.S. and abroad. Both Brian and Lorrie collaborate with yoga teacher trainings offering unique engaging training modules.
While there are multiple pieces to the puzzle of health and wellness, the practice of yoga, mindfulness, play, relaxation, breath-body connection are those they continue to share.
E-RYT 500, Certified AcroYoga Teacher (AYI)
Brian has been heavily involved and an influential part of AcroYoga, first growing with the NYC acro community and later planting new acro seeds in the Inland Empire. He brings his years of experience and stellar training principles to every training and workshop, sharing the practice of AcroYoga.
Based in Southern California since 2014, Brian conducts a wide range of classes and workshops including AcroYoga, vinyasa flow yoga, alignment based yoga, yoga for children with autism, veterans, seniors, seniors with Alzheimer's, partner yoga, and thai yoga.
Among the many wonderful teachers he has studied with are the usual and some not-so-usual suspects, from various traditions including Iyengar, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Thai yoga.
Lorrie’s yoga journey beginning in the BKS Iyengar tradition, swiftly transitioned from tentatively taking her first class to attending as many classes as would fit into her schedule. There came a moment when she realized yoga is not simply something to do, it illuminates we are.
With over 1,000 hours of yoga, meditation and wellness trainings, Lorrie collaborates with yoga teacher trainings, leads Restorative Yoga teacher trainings, workshops in addition to group classes and personalized sessions. Co-teaching AcroYoga and partner yoga with Brian has been a thrill and an arena for not only co-creating a fun + powerful practice and meaningful interactions but a platform for her own deep personal growth.
The Hippocratic oath, First Do No Harm, aligns with the cornerstone of yoga, Ahimsa, which is paramount to each interaction. Lorrie brings clarity, compassion and creativity to wholeheartedly meet each person where they are. Her classes blend traditional and healing qualities of yoga coupled with breath-centered intelligent sequencing, encouraging you to explore and cultivate mindfulness and bring lightness and into your practice and a greater sense of well-being into your life, unveiling your full potential.
WHERE WE'VE BEEN &
KIND WORDS (thank you!)
RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
"Thank you so much for coming to the studio and sharing all your delicious, juicy, restorative knowledge with us. I have to say that it has been one of my favorite sections of teacher training so far."
YOGA IN NATURE MINI-RETREAT
"After being isolated for months, it felt so good to be out in nature, safely distanced with a lovely group. I hope you do yoga in nature again."
ACRO YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
"Words cannot adequately express my immense joy after AcroYoga teacher training. I don't think I've ever worked so hard, but I learned clean techniques and gained a great deal of skill from your training. And I have new lifetime friends and have bolstered my confidence to teach!"
GLOBAL MALA, NJ
"We thank you for co-teaching AcroYoga with Brian at Global Mala. We received great feedback on your session! Our community is grateful to have you share your time and your support of the Newark Yoga Movement."
THAI YOGA MASSAGE TRAINING
"The thai yoga training was really helpful. I had done a little before but this helped me learn how to do it and give me a sequence to use. Thanks!!"
RAINBOW YOGA FESTIVAL,
What an amazing festival! I traveled a distance and I am so glad I did. All the yoga sessions were really inspiring -- especially the partner yoga.