I'm Lora, the owner of The Yoga Casa and
here's the story of how we came to be.
When I first thought about teaching yoga I was very concerned that students would judge me because I don't have a "yoga body." After some soul searching, I have learned that EVERYBODY has a yoga body because yoga is all about being aware of your perfectly imperfect body without judgement. Once I started teaching yoga, I was actually glad to be up in front of students with my imperfect body because it takes the pressure off. Students have told me that in my classes they feel comfortable, accepted. They don't feel like they have to perform or push themselves to impress me. It allows us to have fun, to laugh at ourselves, and to be in the moment.
Over the years, I visited lots of studios. I was always on the search for one close to home. I began to notice that most studios made me uncomfortable. I was always surrounded by teachers (and other students) who were more concerned about the way they looked during class than truly connecting with others. In my perfectly imperfect body, I always felt unwelcome. Assumptions were made as I walked into the room. Judgement was passed. That's when I decided to start The Yoga Casa, a yoga home for people of all shapes, sizes and levels. A place where yoga is never "easy" but also doesn't push you in to injury or shame you for not being able to do every pose. A place where we can build a true community, one class at a time. A place where students are welcome as guests. My greatest wish is that you feel a true connection to our studio each and every time you walk
through our doors.