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Lana has found joy in movement of the body since she was a child. Growing up in Chicago she studied ballet with the Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble before dancing and choreographing on a dance scholarship at Southern Methodist University. Feeding a desire to help others, Lana attended Law School at University of North Carolina and now works as an Administrative Judge. However, the joy of movement drew Lana to yoga six years ago and turned into a passion. Trained in the Ashtanga Style of yoga with John Meredith, 200HR RYT certified, she incorporates Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Lotus Flow styles into her classes. Through her training, Lana continues to explore the mind, body and spirit connection found in yoga creating classes that are playful, as well as mentally and physically challenging, for it is in those moments of challenge, and stillness of the mind, that we find our true selves.  When not on her mat, Lana is most likely whitewater kayaking (or dreaming of whitewater kayaking) or hiking the mountains in search of waterfalls (or a great waterfall for kayaking!