Like many who practice on a mat, I practice at home sometimes, I use DVD’s and online resources sometimes, but mostly I practice in a studio. There’s something about the collective energy of strangers (soon to be friends) moving independent of one another yet in unison that motivates me. I love the experience of living-out community.
What led me to become an instructor with the desire to open a studio? 10 years ago, I retired from my career of 22 years in the field of Computer Science. I developed an Auto Immune Disorder and my symptoms developed into chronic fatigue. The work that I loved was slowly killing me. As a seasoned runner, I was disappointed that I needed to give up my passion for running to minimize stress on the body. That’s when I explored the practice of yoga. It has allowed me to enjoy life again. Yoga is a practice that affects the body and mind in so many positive ways, but for me it was mostly about getting my life back. During the course of my teacher training I’ve discovered how the practice of yoga can be used to enhance many other areas of our daily lives in a positive way both mentally and physically.
Machelle Duprey, owner of the Michigan based business located in Mid-Michigan. I have lived in Michigan 40+ years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and practicing yoga! This Good Vibes Studio is located in Vienna Township (Clio) Michigan. I train and study under the direction of the YogaFit Teacher Training® master trainers earning my 200HR CYT; including Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Mood Balancing. I am also PSUPA Still-Water Level 1 Certified Instructor. I continue my personal practice with YogaFit and others alike throughout the country to broaden my teaching practices and abilities every chance I get.
My yoga journey began when I was in school for massage therapy. It was there I experienced my first yoga class and discovered both the peace and physical benefits of the practice. At that moment I knew I wanted to be an instructor someday. I practiced on and off over the next couple of years practicing on my own to videos, but it was never the same as practicing in a studio. Then Good Vibes Studios opened and I have been practicing here ever since!
I grew up in the community of Clio, graduated from Clio schools in 2014, and now live in Birch Run with my boyfriend and our two dogs. As a self-employed massage therapist and spa technician, I spend a lot of my time working and taking care of clients at Healthy Self Wellness also located in Clio. I’ve found that the reason I love being a massage therapist is because I help bring people peace, body awareness, and pain relief. Teaching yoga classes has allowed me another avenue to do exactly that!
Lori is a certified YogaFit Level 1 Instructor. To learn more about Lori visit her on Facebook @LoriannYoga (Yoga with Lori).