Lori Ann was born and raised in the SF Bay Area, but relocated to New York City in 2015 for its unrivaled energy and exciting dance opportunities. She brings with her a fresh perspective coupled with passion for movement and fitness.
Lori Ann received ballet training under Linda Hurkmans and Ramon Moreno. Since her move to NY, she has expanded her dance vocabulary, taking in various styles ranging from Afro-Cuban and Cuban Salsa to contemporary dance. She primarily trains in World Jazz and Latin Fusion with Cecilia Marta and has worked closely with director/choreographer, Maija Garcia.
Lori Ann was first introduced to GYROTONIC® through a friend that she met during a dance workshop in Italy. As she floated out of her first session, Lori Ann sensed that her body was hooked on the transformative, restorative effects of this practice.
As her Gyrotonic practice has continued, Lori Ann has noticed a subtle yet powerful transformation in her movement quality and body awareness, especially while dancing. She is a firm believer in the importance of working from the inside out and allowing breath to initiate and guide movement. She loves how GYROTONIC® has allowed her to discover a fuller expression of movement and expansion of the physical body through deeper energy channels.
Lori Ann is also a registered nurse and is a strong advocate for self-care and health promotion. Her patients inspire her to never take good health for granted and to celebrate a strong, agile body every day. She loves that the GYROTONIC® system is accessible to a wide range of age groups with differing levels of mobility.
She completed her GYROTONIC® Pre-Training with Amanda Archuleta and her Foundations Course under the guidance of Master Trainer, Chantal Deeble. She is currently in the process of finishing her Apprenticeship at Body Evolutions NYC.
Lori Ann encourages her clients to feel empowered to heal themselves and find enjoyment in their movement. She also hopes they leave class feeling balanced and in tune with their mind, body, and spirit.