Lori Berenz is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Intermediate level and the Director of Yoga Journey, Collingwood. She has been studying with Senior Iyengar yoga teachers since 1998. Over the years, Lori’s love of yoga inspired her to focus on teaching yoga and leave behind her corporate career of fifteen years in the field of Human Resources Management.She understands the challenges of balancing family, career and trying to implement yogic practices into a modern lifestyle. Yoga has given Lori numerous benefits and has transformed every aspect of her life. Lori is truly grateful for the gift of yoga and is passionate about the continuous learning it provides.As a teacher, Lori draws from her own personal experiences to work with each individual student at a level that is appropriate for them. Through detailed instruction and personal attention, Lori encourages each student to challenge themselves so that they can reap the benefits of a robust yoga asana and pranayama practice.
Lori regularly attends workshops, Pranayama and Sadhana intensives to hone and deepen her understanding and learning. Lori continues to study with the Iyengar family at RIMYI (Iyengar Institute) in Pune, India on a regular basis and participates in the teacher training program at Yoga Centre Toronto and national teacher assessments. Lori is on the Board of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada.
Amanda has been studying and practicing yoga since the early 2000’s. However, it was not until she began attending classes based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar, that things really started to shift for her. It was during this time that she began to develop a love and deeper understanding of her own body. Amanda was able to listen and learn about what her body was telling her, and to work to attain balance, strength, and clarity. Amanda continues to practice and teach with this philosophy of quieting the mind to bring awareness to the body. In class, students find her humour and uplifting spirit motivating as they move through their practice.
Amanda is so excited to begin this journey with you as she herself is returning to yoga after a brief maternity leave. Amanda is currently in teacher training with Lori Berenz. She is a very proud wife, mother of two children and a special dog, Gemma.