Loretta Jo Schlatzer is the owner/founder of Yoga-Mojo, LLC, and the Yoga-Mojo Studio, both based in Cary NC.  She is happily obsessed with exploring and sharing many different aspects of Yoga, and is a master of yoga practice sequencing.

At her core, Loretta Jo is a teacher - dedicated to helping students and yoga teachers to confidently and consistently experience the uplifting magic that occurs within a great yoga class – the unified mental, physical, and spiritual “mojo” that moved her to begin her own personal journey.
Her sole regret is not discovering the moving meditation of yoga earlier in life.

Professional, authentic, and relatable, she provides classes, trainings, educational events, workshops, and retreats in the US, abroad, and our now-virtual world.

Prior to embracing Yoga as her full-time profession, Loretta Jo gained significant business and interpersonal experience while rising to an executive role in a global firm.

Pursuing her passion, she has provided over 11,000 hours of teaching and training to students, delivered deep from her heart – living and sharing her belief that yoga can be both a positive means for personal transformation, and a path to joy.

Loretta Jo incorporates an abiding love of the Sanskrit language, mantras, mudras, and yoga mythology – her classes weave in symbols, themes, and storytelling to enhance the practice.

She has a deep affinity for animals, trees, our earth, and its empathy for the struggles of the humans that inhabit it, and a strong belief in the common good.
Yoga-Teacher Training Video
Loretta Jo is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP).  She completed Integrative Yoga for Seniors professional training at Duke Integrative Medicine, and is a certified Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner.
Her Yoga-Mojo Studio offers a five-star rated Yoga Alliance registered RYS200 yoga teacher training program, with a virtual RYS300/500 program scheduled for 2021. (Info here on the up-leveled RYS requirements applicable for 2020 and beyond).

Loretta Jo supported Kimberly Carson with the Teaching Yoga for Seniors program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Yoga Lineage
Loretta Jo earned her 220-hour YTT certification with Lisa Clark of EmbodiYoga® and her 500-hour certification with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center.

She works continuously to expand her yoga knowledge, and has been blessed with the good fortune to completed workshops, retreats, intensives, and training sessions with an array of incredible master teachers – including Seane Corn, Sianna Sherman, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Carol Krucoff, Kimberly Carson, Michael Sitzer, Kathryn Budig, Nicki Doane, Jason Crandell, Leslie Kaminoff, Rolf Gates, and other yoga community leaders.
Yoga-Mojo Methodology
Drawing on experiences as both student and teacher, Loretta Jo developed the Yoga-Mojo practice methodology and teaching philosophy as a resource to help herself and other teachers more easily and confidently deliver effective, impactful yoga classes.

The Yoga-Mojo methodology honors the traditions of Yoga, blended with contemporary learnings.  Each class sequence is unique, but all incorporates specific principles designed to energize and balance the mind, body, and spirit for the student.

Yoga-Mojo practice sequences are intentional - designed with specific areas of focus, tailored to the anticipated experience levels, and orchestrated to guide the students through a moving meditation to quiet the mind, build stamina, increase physical strength, improve flexibility, sharpen concentration, and build personal confidence.

During Loretta Jo’s tenure as a technology company executive, her Yoga-Mojo sequencing methods made it much easier to deliver high-quality unique classes each week – her true bliss – while preserving time for work, family, and other life demands.

Her methodology is interwoven throughout the Yoga-Mojo teacher training curriculum, and is shared as The Art of Sequencing within workshops and retreats.
Studio Philosophy
We strive to ensure yoga is approachable, accessible, enjoyable, inclusive, often playful, and always a safe and supportive experience for students of all levels.

All are welcome in the Yoga-Mojo community.
We collectively learn and grow each day.
Breathe~ Move~ Live~

Thank you for reading about me. Hope to see you at the studio, online or one of the many Yoga-Mojo retreats~
Loretta Jo


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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Simply Wonderful

Great yoga studio. Have only taken classes with Loretta Jo, but she is amazing. She gives off such a wonderfully calm, happy, and welcoming vibe -- just her presence gives me calm (something I need!). Have been taking a weekly class with her (occasionally extras) since last fall and have quite enjoyed it. The Vinyasa style class is great -- enough balance & strength challenge to make you concentrate -- so you can fully enjoy the relaxing moments at the end. As she says, a balance between effort and ease. And, of course, she makes everything look so easy. Highly recommend! Would be there every day if I could.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The Yoga Mojo experience

Loretta Jo's classes are exceptional. I have taken yoga from many teachers and have found I compare them to Loretta. She sequences asanas in original, fluid and challenging patterns. She understands the need to warm the body and tosses in thoughts while connecting to her class. She nourishes the body as well as the mind in her classes and truly enjoys watching her students experience the wonders of Yoga.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

When I first got serious about making yoga a regular thing in my life, I started attending Loretta Jo's classes and I was immediately hooked. Her mojo method of building a flow, and teaching her students to really work through their yoga practice with BREATH has been life-changing for me. The 75 minutes I would spend in her class were moments of mental growth for me. She inspired me to dig deeper into the world yoga and give my asana practice more meaning than just a physical exercise. I credit for inspiring to give to others the same way she gave me mental peace, joy and relief. Thank you Loretta Jo for being a real guru in my life :)