My career has always been related to health. In Lithuania I was an editor for a health magazine, and after that I worked for a British health care company. But it was my interest in holistic therapies that set me on the path to yoga. After holistic massage helped cure my chronic back pain, I was so amazed by this that I decided to train as a holistic therapist and set up a part-time business. Soon after, I discovered yoga and Pilates and realised that yoga is like self-massage. At this point – more than a decade ago – I started to develop my regular diligent yoga practice, inspired by many great teachers and learning from many styles: Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga.
I hold Level 3 Diploma in traditional Hatha Yoga with CYQ and Yoga Professionals (Sujatha Menon and Conrad Paul), 500hr IYN certified (Registered Independent Yoga teacher).
Also I studied Yoga and Stress Management with Swami Jyotirmayananda, Yoga Therapy (including Meditation and Yoga Nidra) with Doug Keller, Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Yin Yoga with Norman Blair, The Art of Vinyasa with Richard Freeman and continue to study.
In addition, I hold an ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, a Postgraduate Diploma in Aroma-Stress, and Certificates of Professional Training in Ayurvedic Therapies, Reflexology, Stress Relief Massage and Reiki.
I am a Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
I always bring this varied knowledge and Ayurvedic holistic approach into my yoga teaching. I teach Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga. I include pranayama (breathing) techniques, meditation and mudras. My classes build slowly and carefully towards the most advanced asana of the routine followed by cooling down and final guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra). I invite my students to connect their mind and body through the breath and to practice awareness and mindfulness.
Yoga always helped me through the difficult times of my life. It has saved me from depression and chronic back pain, and helped me to deal with severe stress. I have gained a lot of physical strength and flexibility as well as inner peace, calmness and optimism. I learned to live in the present moment and enjoy it.
I wish everyone found the great path of Yoga!
"A warm and welcoming environment. Loreta is a fantastic teacher who considers every need/ ability." Rebecca Crawshaw
"Loreta gives a clear explanation and makes sure we adopt the right posture through her constant attention. But it is not only about her good pedagogy, she is also sweet, smiling and generous with her time and knowledge. She shares her yoga philosophy so everyone can experience the sensation of well-being and serenity." Lisa Mura