As most of you know, we love to host awesomely unique events here at Fresh Tracks Farm. One of our newest combinations is wine and YOGA! I think we can all agree that yoga and wine is an amazing and refreshing combination. I find that it is the best way to revitalize and relax, which is why we hope you FTF fans will join in! The wonderful woman behind this special event is Lori Flower. Yoga has been a part of her life for the past 18 years, and we feel so lucky to have her share her passion with us here. I sat down with Lori on a snowy Thursday night and asked her a few questions about her life and career with yoga.
Camila: How long have you been teaching/doing yoga?
Lori: I’ve been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2000.
C: What drove you to become a yoga instructor?
L: Destiny. I had been on a different track in college, graduating with a degree in Film, but was so inspired by my yoga practice and enjoyed that much more than working in the film industry. An opportunity arose for me to work as the staff photographer at a Holistic Learning center (Omega) where I could immerse myself in Yoga, meditation and other healing modalities while meeting inspiring teachers daily. That was the catalyst for creating a change in my life to attend yoga teacher training and pursue it as a life path.
C: How do you feel like yoga affects your everyday life?
L: Yoga affects my everyday life immensely. I feel more responsible for taking care of my health and well-being. I center myself daily through conscious breathing and self-motivate through strengthening yogic practices. It’s a constant reminder that I’m dedicated to the path of self-awareness. I also work with Mantra Japa (the mental practice of positive affirmations) to clear my mind and focus on cultivating good things in life.
C: Other than Yoga, what are some of your favorite hobbies?
L: Besides yoga, I also have a background as an herbalist, and run an organic and natural skin care company called Perfect Cream (www.perfectcream.com)where I handcraft herbal skin remedies. I also enjoy cooking vegan and falling in love!
C: What are some of your favorite yoga positions and why?
L: Hand Stands and Pigeon Pose. Hand stands are more challenging and take a lot of discipline. They’re easy for me now, but I like to look back at all the hard work I did to get there. And the pigeon pose is great for the hips!
C: Lastly, what is your favorite FTF wine?
L: The Maple wine! It’s so unique.
If you would like to register for a class please contact Lori at [email protected]. It is $8 per class and ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME. Don’t be shy!
If you would like to learn more about Lori check out her web blog http://sattvayoga.wordpress.com/
Or like her on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sattva-Yoga/140333232749366?ref=ts&fref=ts.