Lorijean Gentzlinger

Medford, NY
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

17 Reviews

I began my yoga practice in 1997 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. I am thankful for all of the wonderful teachers I have studied with over the years: David Swenson, David Life, Shiva Rae, Judith Lasater, Paul Grilley, Paulie Zink, Joseph La Page, Rodney Yee, Eric Shiffman, Doug Swenson and Jimmy Barkan. Although yin, vinyasa, restorative and Alignment-based yoga are the principle styles I teach, I also have been extensively trained in and teach ashtanga, yoga therapy, yoga nidra, Barkan and partner yoga. The classes and workshops that I teach are informed by these various styles of yoga presenting a unique blend of movement, alignment and mindfulness. I have a deep passion to help students mindfully engage the various tools of yoga to live an empowered and uplifted life with optimal health, understanding and joy.

I am a mom, proud grandmother and business owner. I currently teach yoga classes, workshops, privates, 200 and 500 hour teacher training programs and yoga retreats.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

17 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Lori is an amazing Yoga teacher. I have taken classes with her over the past 14 years. Her body mechanics awareness is intuitive, and with her adjustments brings you into a more comfortable and safer alignment. She is inspiring, and was the first one to bring Kirtan music, chanting and mantras to our studio. She introduced me to Ashtanga, which I love. She is joyful and enthusiastic in class and in life. I recently took her 200 hour Yoga teacher training, Healing Movement, and it was can amazing journey.

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Lori is a life changing teacher!

I have had the privilege to Have Lori as my yoga teacher during my teacher training and I continue to learn from Lori as I take her classes regularly! Her magical guidance gave me the confidence, the courage, the strength and the knowledge to not only
Be able to teach yoga but discover so many beautiful things within myself! She is a beautiful, helpful, kind and a generous teacher with tremendous experience and passion! Lori taught me more than I expected from a yoga class and I am forever grateful to have stepped inside of yoga for life! She has the hands of a healer and a heart that is truly one of a kind! I look forward to continue my education with Lori and continue to follow this beautiful path Lori has guided me to!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Lori is amazing!

Lori has taught me so much about yoga from a body, mind and spiritual aspect!

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Perfect Teacher!

Lori is a great teacher. She very knowledgeable about the body and really makes sure you are learning the correct form so you can get the most out of each posture. Her classes are fun and her spirit is infectious!

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Amazing teacher!

Finding Lori's classes changed me ways too numerous to mention here. Her classes left me feeling energized and peacefully relaxed at the same time. I was honored to be part of her first teacher training. I never intended to teach yoga, I just wanted the opportunity to spend a weekend each month learning from Lori! However, life had other plans for me and I am a yoga teacher. The positive feedback I receive from my students regarding my precise talking points and gentle assists I credit to Lori. She's AMAZING!!!

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Lori as a Teacher, Instructor and Yogini

Lori was my teacher for the 200 and then 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. Her knowledge in anatomy, in philosophy, the mudras, chakras, the breath-was so explained and demonstrated in a way that all could be transmuted into daily life. As a Instructor she is incomparable. I try to make it a point to attend all her classes! As a Yogini, well, she definitely walks the walk! Could I say more- I certainly could but I think the above is suffice.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Simply The Best

I have studied with Lori for many years, and have always had the opportunity to grow with each year. She is a skillfully and pragmatic teacher, being mindful of each and every students well being. Her energy is contagious, and celebrates each students progress along with them. She is one of the best teachers I have ever studied with.

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She's a spiritual treasure

I've studied with Lori for many years and she has been a great source of inspiration to me. Her expertise and knowledge is vast. I trust her completely with my learning and practice. She is a true spiritual advocate and very worth taking her classes.

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The best of the best!

There are not enough words that can adequately describe the amount of knowledge and expertise Lori has in all the different aspects of yoga. I have had the pleasure of practicing with her and learning from her in both my 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training. Her passion for yoga and optimal health of the body, mind and spirit are evident in her teachings. She really is the best of the best!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Having Lori as my teacher has deepen my Love of Yoga, because she teaches from her heart and shares the light with all her students. I feel confident in my knowledge to start my journey as a teacher, due to the extensive training and hands on experiences she has provided me with.

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Shares and Cares

Lori brings her knowledge and expertise to each and every class, and you can tell she truly cares about all her students. She creates a friendly atmosphere as she guides you on the mat. You leave with a wonderful feeling! Your yoga practice, along with the tools you have cultivated, continue to help you as you journey throughout your day....and life.

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Incredibly knowledgeable

I had the pleasure of Lori's teaching during my 200hr teacher training. She is the whole package, she is very knowledgeable and gives you the time and space to learn. I am teaching classes 5 days a week and I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to be her student and share her knowledge as I go!

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Lori's AMAZING!!!

In 2013 I attended Lori's teacher training class and it was the best decision I ever made. She made such a positive impact on my life and because of her I am a strong teacher. I recently attended one of her Vinyasa classes and I left walking on clouds. Not only is she an amazing instructor but also she has the biggest heart. I'm forever grateful to have had her make me the instructor I am today.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Lori is the most charismatic yoga instructor I’ve ever had the pleasure of practicing with. She is extremely knowledgeable, insightful and eager to share. I enjoy each class and every class and come out invigorated; not only because she’s guided me to a pose I would have thought impossible before class started but I had fun too!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Lori is an excellent teacher, one of the best I ever had.
Her teacher training was an incredible experience, she taught us how to be yogis and how to be yoga teachers.
I am blessed to be a student of hers.

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Worthy of 10 stars

Walking into one of Lori's classes can be life changing, at least it was for me. Right away you feel a sense of family. She has such a warm friendly way about her. Her love and knowledge of yoga is extremely obvious & she really enjoys sharing it with others. With a variety of different classes there is something for everyone.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Lorijean is an excellent instructor. She is very knowledgeable and eagerly shares her wisdom . Her classes are very beneficial both spiritually and physically and at times can be quite a challenge . I would highly recommend her to all.