Lorraine Shedoudi is a full time yoga instructor and manager for Prana Power Yoga. Lorraine was born and raised in Northern California and has always been fascinated by the mind body connection. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Psychology at University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley Lorraine took her first yoga class and was captivated by the practice. After years of playing competitive sports, yoga brought her a new way to understand physical movement, wellness and compassion. Lorraine continued her studies and followed her passion of connecting the mind and the body by earning her Master's Degree at Boston College in Counseling Psychology.
While working as a substance abuse counselor in Boston, Lorraine brought mindfulness and meditation to patients struggling with addiction. The more stressful work became the more Lorraine used yoga to keep herself grounded. The yoga community brought a sense of connection to her daily life and she studied with Karen Larson to become a yoga teacher. Lorraine is a natural student with a true passion for yoga. She took workshops with Ana Forrest, David Swenson, Aadil Palkhivala and Dharma Mittra. Lorraine went on to do her teacher certification with Prana Power Yoga and considers it one of the best things she has ever done. She continues to learn from Taylor and Philippe Wells, Alex Amorosi, Jacqui Bonwell and Karen Larson. Lorraine has tremendous gratitude for her students, her friends and her family. They are her greatest teachers, they inspire her and remind her to fully live in the moment. Lorraine strives to bring yoga off the mat and into the world by reminding students they are infinitely strong and can face life with balance and grace. She is also continually learning that each breath is a call to be present and content.