For Lana, yoga is freedom and bliss. She grew up watching her father practice yoga daily but it wasn’t until she began to experience the demands of getting an engineering degree that she turned to the practice. As a former gymnast, Lana initially used yoga as an outlet for physical expression, but the practice grew into a sustained devotional passion as she transitioned to professional life, trained for marathons and competed in triathlons.
The tipping point in her journey from student to teacher was witnessing the transformational power yoga had on her fellow triathletes as she began leading them in informal weekly classes. Along with their inspiration and her excitement to share the practice, Lana completed Tough Love’s 200-hour Teacher Training in Spring of 2015 led by Neda Draupadi Honarvar and Rachelle Knowles in Atlanta, GA.
Warm and energetic, Lana will lead you through a dynamic, powerful sequence that cultivates awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Look forward to a fun, kick-asana class with alignment-based instruction, guided by the mantra that is currently kindling her fire. As a student first, she is driven by the expansion of her own practice, lineage and inspiration from others. She challenges students to let go of preconceived notions, honor the body and slow the mind while submitting to grace, humility and awareness. Her aim is to give each student a sense of empowerment while feeling refreshed and renewed. You might also catch Lana echoing her father’s most repeated phrase: just breathe!
Outside of the studio, you may run into Lana biking from midtown to Stone Mountain, running on the beltline, checking out the next best “healthy” restaurant or hanging with her friends.