Lorna Milbauer is thrilled to have been volunteering at Kula for Karma since 2016. Lorna has received Kula certification in Gentle Yoga for Cardiac Health, Gentle Yoga for Movement Disorders and Gentle Yoga for Oncology Patients with Charlotte Stone. So far she has had the opportunity to teach classes for all of the above, and now is mostly teaching Oncology Patients at the Graf Center at Englewood hospital and also students with Anxiety Disorders as part of a study at the CHCC. She is looking forward to soon adding classes at Hackensack hospital as well. “There is no describing the feeling of fulfillment obtained from this service”, she remarks. “The students are unusually appreciative and I can barely describe the gratification that this brings to me. It has felt like a calling to share my love and knowledge of the “essence” of yoga to as many as possible.” Lorna also has her own private yoga studio called Yoga at Lakeside, where she teaches both private students and small group classes. www.yogaatlakeside.com
Lorna previously was an elementary school music teacher for almost 40 years, teaching in the Englewood Cliffs public schools and then at Dwight-Englewood, a private school. She often loved to incorporate her training in Children’s Yoga while working as a music teacher. During this time she also became certified as an Interior Designer and had her own interior design company. However, YOGA has been an important part of her life for at least 20 years, practicing both locally and at various retreats throughout the world.
After retiring as a music teacher, she was probably the oldest student to enter her yoga teacher training program at Juluka Yoga where she earned her 200 RYT certification. She credits yoga for helping her to feel relatively young, agile, and healthy. Having always had a predisposition to depression, anxiety, and being overweight, she is passionate about the fact that her yoga practice has truly helped to keep this under control. “It is because of how grateful I am to have yoga in my own life, and how much I truly believe in its effectiveness, that I choose to share my passion and knowledge of the gift of yoga wherever I can.” A sense of humor and not taking ourselves too seriously is always a key element she brings to her classes.
FACT: Lorna is a grandmother of 1 and 3 year old girls. (They of course love yoga!) She also LOVES to travel with her husband, Jeffrey, of 45 years, and sneaks into yoga classes wherever they go: Last year in Marrakesh, Morocco and hopefully this year in various cities of Peru.