Lori D
Lift Yoga Studio Instructor
Lift Yoga + Body Owner, Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential, Core Power Yoga Sculpt Certification, Group Fitness Certification

Lori was first introduced to yoga after retiring from professional cheerleading with the Baltimore Ravens. She realized she needed to find a way to stay active and mobile, but without high-impact movements that stressed her muscles and joints. After years of casually practicing at various local gyms, she felt a radiant moment in her yoga practice while living in Rhode Island and weathering one of the worst Winters seen in New England in 20 years. She discovered a heated yoga studio and respite from the weather and her self-described “monkey mind” and workaholic tendencies. It became her sanctuary and community and thereafter she was hooked!

With a degree in Economics and Sociology/Anthropology Lori has worked, and continues to do so, in business development and operations. She leads with her heart and jumps at opportunities that speak to her. This led her to acquire Lift Yoga + Body in 2019 and start another phase of her business and yoga journey. Lori has a Baptiste Yoga Teaching Credential, Yoga Sculpt and Group Fitness certification from CorePower Yoga, and she added a 200-hour training to her list of certifications in the fall of 2019 when she attended Lift Yoga’s YTT program. The experience deepened her practice and provided additional respect for the instructors and the layers required for a solid, thoughtful, and safe yoga practice.

An avid outdoors person, Lori has two beloved dogs that she takes for hikes on the weekends with a favorite spot being Red Top Mountain State Park. When not spending time working, running two yoga studios, doing yoga and learning yoga, she volunteers as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Cobb County.

An advocate for a well-rounded practice, Lori’s goal for Lift Yoga + Body is to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment where yoga is accessible to yogis of all ages, skill levels and interests.