Lorena Smith

Lorena Smith

Yoga Educator and Entrepreneur Lorena is a 500hr E-RYT, Reiki Master, wellness coach, and a mindfulness and sound healing facilitator. Lorena is the founder of Hanaq Prana Yoga Studios & School and, serves as an expert adviser to the Yoga Alliance Standards Review Project.

She is fluent in Spanish and English and leads yoga teacher training classes, spiritual retreats, and workshops at multiple locations around the country.
Originally from Perú, Lorena has been exposed from a very young age to diverse spiritual and alternative natural ways of interconnection towards self-healing and self-empowerment.

With over 16 years in the wellness field, she continuously developed her knowledge and passion for yoga and meditation and has received training and credentials from prominent institutions and international teachers in multiple modalities. She is known for her genuine love of people and community.
Her belief in the inclusive effect of yoga, and her unique self-expression of equality and motivational style of teaching that blend both physical and mystical aspects make her passion for educating others accessible to everyone. A primary focus of hers is to empower students to accept their true meaning of the inner self and individuality on and off the mat.

Due to her continued efforts to bring health and wellness to her community, Lorena was nominated and honored to become a finalist for the prestigious Roar and Business Woman of the Year awards sponsored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Married to a US NAVY officer, she embraces the challenges of an unpredictable military lifestyle. In 2014, Lorena broke out of the corporate real estate world and founded Hanaq Prana Yoga in Tampa, Florida. While she is not attending training somewhere in the world, or teaching training or traveling on retreats, you will find her reading a book or sitting enjoying time with her husband fishing with her boys.
Lorena and her family are currently living in the Washington, DC area.

Personal mantra & quote: Life’s too short! Don’t waste your time and effort trying to fix unfixable situations. Keep moving forward because your prior mistakes don’t define the person you really are.


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