Equipose Yoga Studio is owned and operated by Lee Lorber. The studio offers gentle, moderately-challenging and vigorous yoga classes tailored to the needs of each student in the class.
Lee’s interest in yoga began seriously in 2000 when she was dealing with severe sciatica. “Fortunately, I found Yvonne Herbst, my first yoga teacher in Warrenton, and the healing began. I continued taking classes with her and eventually found my way to Kripalu Institute in Lennox, Massachusetts, the oldest yoga teaching institute in the U.S., where I studied for three summers,” Lee says.
Lee began teaching yoga to fellow school teachers at Fauquier High School in her classroom after school for about five years, and then decided she needed a quieter teaching venue. Todd Savage and his staff at Sherpa Hair Salon graciously allowed Lee to use his salon to teach three days a week after his business hours. That experience led Lee to open her own studio in February 2013 in Old Town Warrenton, Virginia.
Lee’s background includes:
–certification from Beryl Bender Birch’s astanga school, The Hard and Soft Yoga Institute,
–certification from Healing Arts Studio in Fredericksburg, VA, which focuses on structural yoga,
–training with Joan White at Omega Institute in Ivengar style yoga and alignment,
–training with Jill Miller in her “Core Intensive” at Kripula using balls to increase breathing capacity and core awareness, and
–intensive training with Biff Mithoefer, who is a recognized master yin style yoga teacher.
“I describe my style of teaching to be Yin/Yang Vinyasa Flow. I am a “hands on” teacher who pays attention to my students’ alignment to ensure they are performing the poses safely and without risk of injury. Our classes at Equipose Yoga Studio are small and intimate, so I can tailor a class to meet the needs of the students who are present,” Lee says.
In a typical class, Lee offers instruction in pranayama (breathing) techniques to center or focus the mind, and relaxation exercises, as well as the asanas or poses. Classes typically last an hour and a half, including final relaxation.
Equipose Yoga Studio provides yoga mats and other equipment for students’ use during classes.