Amy and Lonnie

Amy Weintraub and Lonnie Jan 19 2013

Lonnie DeSorcy is a long-time practitioner and teacher of yoga who specializes in wholistically assisting individuals who are experiencing difficulties return to a state of balance through therapeutic application of the tools of yoga.  Her special interests include using yoga for self-care, mood management, chronic pain, and personal / spiritual development.


  • Certified Senior Yoga Teacher (800 hr+) – Yoga Association of Alberta (YAA) (qualified to teach teachers)
  • Certified Yoga Therapist – Mount Royal University
  • LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, Level II  – LifeForce Yoga(R) Healing Institute
  • Certified Spiritual Director – FCJ Centre
  • Certified Yoga Thrive(R) for Cancer teacher


Other trainings of note:

  • 75 hours with Maria Mendola, RN and trainer in Several IAYT-accredited yoga therapy programs:  Advanced Assessment and Treatment Plans in Yoga Therapy
  • five days yoga for chronic pain with Neil Pearson
  • Level II Critical Alignment Therapy (CAT) with Gert Van Leeuwen
  • several years of Iyengar asana and pranayama
  • restorative yoga with Judith Hansen Lasater and teachers of Kabir Baug as well as Dean Ornish Program, specializing in yoga for back and heart problems
  • certified Yoga4Kids teacher
  • years of training and experience in vipassana (insight and mindfulness) meditation, including three 5-day and three 9-day silent retreats.
  • training in other forms of meditation in the yoga tradition, including two week-long retreats with Richard Miller, founder of Integrative Restoration and International Association of Yoga Therapists.

For more information about how Lonnie uses yoga, see here and here and here

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