Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Lorelei Woerner earned a B.A. in Occupational Therapy from USC in 1993, a B.A. in Communications from Pepperdine University in 1986,and her 2-year Yoga Therapy certificate from Loyola Marymount University in 2007.
Lorelei has two decades of Occupational Therapy experience in: pediatrics, acute care, home health, rehabilitation, psychiatrics, and skilled nursing settings. She also has a background in marketing and public relations in the automotive and travel industries.
She is a regularly featured, national speaker on the topic of fine motor skills from an integrative perspective, and has written an extensive handbook to accompany the workshops. She also lectures locally and at national conferences. In addition, Lorelei leads retreats focusing on a blend of mind, body and spirit.
Lorelei was a founding board member of Chance To Dance (a nonprofit providing movement for healing and wellness for people of all walks of life). She later became the organization’s director of development and marketing and was the lead yoga instructor.
Lorelei provides private/concierge therapeutics and home health services in Malibu. She also works at Therapy In Action, a pediatric clinic in Tarzana, teaches yoga privately, and offers integrated bodywork techniques.
Lorelei is blessed to be the mother of two children, Anna Leah and Daniel.
Certification in Rice Release Technique with Jessie Rice -- creator of the Rice Release Technique™ and Arnica Gold™. Jessie is known throughout the healing industry for his excellence in therapeutic bodywork. He is a certified massage therapist and massage instructor with over seven year experience in medical research. Jessie is also an approved provider for continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). www.in-spiraling.com
Certification in Myofascial Release with John Barnes -- is an internationally recognized physical therapist, lecturer, author and a leading authority on Myofascial Release. Through his 50 years of experience and creative insight, he has developed an innovative and highly effective whole body approach for the evaluation and treatment of pain and dysfunction. www.myofascialrelease.com
Teacher Training with Robert Birnberg, CYT -- studied with Kausthub Desikachar internationally and has traveled numerous times to the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Southern India. Robert trains Yoga therapists, conducts seminars and specializes in relationship guidance and addictive/compulsive disorders. www.longexhale.com
Teacher Training with Larry Payne, PhD, E-RYT 500 -- founding president of International Association of Yoga Therapists and co-author of the new revised “Yoga for Dummies,” “Yoga Rx,” and “The Business of Teaching Yoga.” He is also director of the Yoga Therapy Rx certification program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Larry is a student of TKV Desikachar since 1980. www.samata.com
Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration, including instruction in administering and interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests – Western Psychological Services. www.wpspublish.com
“The Healing Beat” training – using principles of drumming for healing and wellness – UCLArts and Healing. www.uclartsandhealing.net
National Association of Mental Illness, Family-to-Family Education Program. www.nami.org
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