Lori L. Ritland, an Intermediate Junior II certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, has studied yoga since 1998. She has twice studied with B.K.S. Iyengar and his family in India, in addition to their visits to the United States. She continues to study with Senior teachers from around the world. Lori holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. After several years of living in Washington DC, two friends encouraged Lori to try a yoga class. After her first Iyengar Yoga class, Lori immediately knew yoga would change her life. Lori helps guide her students with their inward journey to the True Self, encouraging physical discipline and mental focus. She is devoted to fostering the practice of asana and pranayama for those seeking greater balance in their busy lives.