Jeanna Lurie, E-RYT 200, RPYT, CCE, CLA has been working in the local birth community for more than a decade. First as a doula, and then focusing her practice on teaching prenatal yoga, combining her passion for supporting women in the childbearing year with her devotion to yoga. Her extensive yoga training includes Avalon Yoga's 200-hr certification, prenatal training through Whole Birth Yoga, Santa Barbara Yoga, Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation, and Nine Moons Prenatal Yoga, as well as Leslie Howard's pelvic floor teacher training.
Jeanna has been serving as Program Manager of Blossom, a resource center for expectant and new families in Palo Alto, since 2007. She has also served as President of Bay Area Birth Information (BABI), is an ALACE-trained doula and childbirth educator, and has Level I midwifery training from the Farm in Tennessee. Her greatest teachers are her three children: a beautiful daughter born in 2001, a wonderful son born in 2008, and a sweet baby girl born in 2010.
Along with fellow instructor, Hillary Easom, Jeanna is the co-Founder and Lead Trainer of Lotus Blossom Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, a 100-hour training that exceeds the requirements of the Yoga Alliance and includes a unique one-on-one mentorship component.
Jeanna sees an amazing parallel between the experience of an intense yoga practice and the challenges of parenthood and hopes to inspire her students to bring their yoga practice off the mat and into their parenting journey.
To learn more about Jeanna and her yoga & birth services, please see her website at