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By Flo, RYT®

Nov 21, 2019


  • Bilingual Teacher in English and Spanish

Educational Categories

  • Techniques, Training & Practice
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics

Associated With

  • Yoga Terapeutica. Transform Yoga & Mindfulness School of Yoga. Hanaq Prana Yoga Studio. recharj.

Lorena Saavedra Smith

Yoga, meditation, mindfulness. Yoga en Español, Life Coach. Continued Education. Spanish. Español. educación continua, Teacher Training, Profesorado. Trauma.

First Verified Jul 2016

First Registered Feb 2014 Teacher Profile

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About Lorena Saavedra Smith

Yoga Educator and Entrepreneur Lorena is a 500hr E-RYT, CYT-1, YACEP,  Reiki Master, Wellness Coach, and Mindfulness and Sound Healing Facilitator. Lorena is the founder of Hanaq Prana Yoga Studio and Director of Transform Integrated School and, serves as an expert adviser to the Yoga Alliance Standards Review Project. 

She is fluent in Spanish and English, and leads yoga teacher training classes, spiritual retreats and workshops at multiple locations around the country. Originally from Perú, Lorena has been exposed from a very young age to diverse spiritual and alternative natural ways of interconnection towards self-healing and self-empowerment. 

With nearly two decades of experience in the wellness field, she continuously developed her knowledge and passion for yoga and meditation and has received training and credentials from prominent institutions and international teachers in multiple modalities. She is known for her genuine love of people and community. 

Her belief in the inclusive effect of yoga, and her unique self-expression of equality and her motivational style of teaching methodology that blend physical, therapeutic elements and holistic aspects make her passion of educating others accessible to everyone. A primary focus of hers is to empower students to accept their true meaning of the inner self and individuality on and off the mat. 

Married to a US NAVY Ret. officer, she embraces the challenges of an unpredictable lifestyle. In 2014, Lorena broke out of the corporate real estate world and founded Hanaq Prana Yoga in Tampa, Florida. While she is not attending training somewhere in world, or teaching training or traveling on retreats, you will find her reading a book or sitting enjoying time with her husband fishing with her boys. Lorena and her family are currently living in the Washington, DC area. 

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