Arlington : Clarendon Blvd

Alumni Ambassador- Lori Ritland

Lori is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has studied with John Schumacher, founder and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center, and her primary teacher, since 1998.
Unity Woods ( has been offering Iyengar Yoga in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for over 30 years.

From her first couple of Yoga classes, Lori knew Yoga would change her life.

She has traveled twice to India to study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. She has also studied with B.K.S. and Geeta Iyengar here in the United States, and continues to study with other senior Iyengar teachers here and abroad.

Lori holds a B.A. from the University of California, at Berkeley and a M.A. from the University of Texas, at Austin. Lori is married and lives with her husband, his two children, and two cranky cats.

Lori is journeying on her path of Yoga and is devoted to fostering the practice of asana and pranayama for those seeking greater balance in their busy lives. And, while the body is the temple for our soul, Yoga is an eight-fold path and provides a rich opportunity beyond asana to learn from and live life in greater harmony and balance with all living creatures. Peace.