Strength & Length
with Lori LaCombe & Erica Schommer
Early Bird Non-Member: $30
The practice of yoga allows us to be more balanced and flexible through asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation. In many Western yoga classes, the body is challenged through Vinyasa or Power Yoga practices that involve arm balances, inversions, and poses that require strength.
If you’ve ever been in these classes and wondered “how do they do that,” you are certainly not alone. In this unique workshop, Lori and Erica will show you the behind the scenes work that goes into Vinyasa and Power Yoga practices.
Like any athletic physically demanding activity, cross training will help reduce the risk of injury and plateauing due to repetition. The workshop will combine strength training drills, with and without props, directly followed by yoga stretches for an energizing full body workout. Learn ways to implement these tools into your weekly routine for injury prevention or overall fitness
Join this dynamic duo to feel more connected and confident in your body as we approach strength training with a yogi mindset. All levels are welcome!
About Erica Schommer: Initially, Erica pursued yoga teacher training to integrate asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation (mindfulness) into mental health therapy treatments. Drawn to yoga as a teenager, the practice felt intuitively healing. She immediately connected to the philosophy, and recognized its potential universal application. Since 2014, Erica’s intention in each class is to bring yoga into the hearts of others as more than just a physical practice. In her asana practices, students explore postures through thematic sequencing with an emphasis on alignment and balance. Erica’s classes weave in elements of the yoga philosophy to nurture the mind, body, and spirit for individuals and the collective consciousness. Her approach encourages trust, self-compassion, humor, and non-attachment or Aparigraha. In her work as a licensed psychotherapist, Erica advocates for holistic healing, and feels strongly that yoga’s adaptability is what makes it a lifelong practice. Regardless of age, body type, culture, and lifestyle, yoga can be a remarkable vehicle for change.
About Lori LaCombe: Originally from New Orleans, Lori relocated to Baltimore 19 years ago and fell in love with the people and the city. She has been a group fitness instructor since 1997. Dance has always been her passion and being in a professional Hip Hop dance company led her to teaching dance classes at a local gym -- from which a love for group fitness classes and weight training grew. In 2004, she did her first Body Training Systems/Les Mills program training and now has more than eight programs and personal training certifications. Lori is certified to teach BodyStep, BodyJam, BodyAttack, RPM, Surfset, Gravity, Spin and Tabata Bootcamp. She is also an NSPA certified personal trainer. She believes that group fitness is one of the best forms of exercise available because it makes working out fun and more community based. When you see the same people each week or every other day, you create a bond that brings friendship, fun, positivity and fitness results.