Loren distinctly recalls how much yoga resonated with her upon taking her first class in 2007. Initially, the physical benefits were incentive enough for her to practice regularly; When health concerns posed a threat to her mental well-being, the real impact of the practice became apparent. She realized true strength is harnessed beyond the body: The true power of yoga develops in the mind, from within.
In 2013, she chose to step away from her management role in editorial to pursue her certification through Yoga Vida in New York. A native Hawaiian raised in Miami and San Diego, Loren spent a dozen years on the East Coast, with the last half teaching full-time all over NYC and on occasion overseas to guide retreats. In the fall of 2020 she saw an opportunity to return to the state she calls home and is deeply grateful to be back, close to her family, and in the radiance of San Diego’s sunshine. #noplacelikeom
“Loren brings yoga to life. Her classes are the perfect mix of challenging athleticism, peacefulness and pure joy. She mixes fun with mindfulness (not to mention an amazing playlist). Her knowledge of the practice and understanding of what her clients need is unparalleled. Yoga has since become a part of my life; I practice every week. The practice has helped me become more well-rounded and enhanced my performance in running, HIIT, etc. More importantly, it has brought me a level of calm, inner strength and peace I carry into my daily life. —Jacqueline Stone, New York
“I practiced with Loren over multiple years, having first taken her class on the recommendation of a friend. Her classes are vigorous, challenging, and accessible, offering creative flows I have not seen from other teachers. She is always quick with an adjustment or modification when needed and is very encouraging with her students. Beyond this, Loren embraces the “union” of yoga. What began as a simple student-teacher relationship became so much more. After getting to know Loren, she welcomed me into a yoga teaching community that has helped me grow as I venture into my own teaching practice. I cannot recommend Loren highly enough. —Patrick Maiden, New York