I started going to yoga classes when I was a teenager. I showed up each week (if I could be bothered) focused only on the physical benefits and the nice sleep at the end. Much of that early practice was spent in a permanent state of sweaty frustration.
I'd try to convince my body, without success, that it possessed the abilities of an Olympic gymnast. (it did not then, nor does it now!)
The state of Nirvana that those around me appeared to achieve seemed completely out of reach for me. As we sat crossed legged, with our palms together, my squirmy body and distracted mind would have me counting the seconds until I could get moving again.
Convinced I was not cut out for the yoga life, I gave up.
Despite my best efforts to stay away from this yoga malarky, it was always on my radar. Working in the spa industry exposed me to places where yoga and other wellness practices were an everyday occurrence. I continued to dabble, and my education progressed.
Illness, bankruptcy, loss of a 16-year relationship and some epic detachment from sanity put me firmly back on the path of yoga.
During that time I battled self-doubt, self-loathing, blame, anger, guilt and loneliness. It was a rocky path but out of the weeds came some incredible ‘a-ha’ moments – the kind where you know deep in your soul it’s all going to be OK.
MAYBE, LIKE ME YOU’VE WEATHERED YOUR OWN PERSONAL STORMS IN RECENT YEARS. YOU’VE FACED ISOLATION, DISCONNECTION AND LONELINESS BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS.
I believe the practice of yoga and all its benefits is only enhanced by nature and the elements. My happiest teaching moments are when I’m outside, in the sun, wind or rain (sometimes all 3 in one class, it is Scotland after all). My all-weather year-round practice will keep you physically fit and mentally resilient and connected in ways you never imagined.
I love the weirdly woo woo stuff but I consider myself more ‘woo-adjacent’ meaning I like it with a side of science. From yoga to energy work, healing touch to mindset tools, I’ll bring together more than 30 years of education drawing on my own experiences to offer you a unique approach to wellbeing that works.
I refuse to take life too seriously, but I’ll get serious about the right things. Ready to join me in this yoga life?
(on and off the mat)
You are not your body, your wrinkles your thoughts or your words. Your worth isn’t measured by your flexibility or how you look in a pair of skinny jeans (are they even still a thing?) At Lorna Green Yoga we are working hard to create an inclusive environment for fellow travellers on the journey.
Although everyone is welcome, we are proudly NOT for everyone – like marmite we're an acquired taste. Our values include humour, fun, playfulness and compassion choosing to nurture an environment of mutual respect in our classes and programmes.
We are allergic to blaming, shaming and chronic complaining. If you want a space to finger-point, bully or unleash your next attention seeking drama keep clicking – this isn’t the space for you.
Our work is exclusively for like-minded individuals on a journey to do things differently. We’re here for all the hustlers who are ready to slow down and live a life less serious, leading with play and a desire to be better than you were yesterday.
What would the world look like if we all put our energy into love instead of hate? That’s not some throwback to the 70’s but a genuine question. Racism, sexism, agism and all the other ‘isms’ born of bigotry and hate will not find a home here.
From tips and tutorials to insights and encouragement, I’ll make your inbox a place you want to go. You also get to be the first to know when something juicy is happening – retreats, giveaways, masterclasses. You with me?
I'm a traveller, educator and author with a love of dark chocolate, sci-fi and jumping into cold water. Let's change the world by having more fun!
I'M LORNA GREEN
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