Trainer Profile

Hello, I’m Lorena! My goal is to create a safe space where my students and I can find the freedom to accept the beauty of our true meaning of the inner self and power of our individuality.

Lorena Saavedra Smith

PositionInstructor
Biography
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 almost 2 decades of continuous development of her knowledge and passion for yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, she has received training and credentials from prominent institutions and international teachers in multiple modalities.  As an expert yoga teacher (E-RYT), Reiki Master and wellness coach, she travels leading yoga teacher training classes, spiritual retreats, and workshops in Spanish and English.  Lorena is the founder of Hanaq Prana Yoga Studios & School and 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 teaching accessible to everyone. A primary focus of hers is to empower students to accept their true meaning of the inner self and individuality.  Married to a US NAVY officer, she embraces the challenges of an unpredictable military lifestyle.  Due to her continued efforts to bring these practices accessible to everybody, Lorena has been featured in Univision Tampa, Centro Tampa and, Tampa Business Journal.
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ABOUT MY CLASS

sound bath
Sound is one of the most ancient, effective, and accessible tools we have for healing. The human body is designed to interact with and embody sound in a powerful way that allow you to rest and revitalize your body, mind and spirit. Lay back, let the tones of the bowls wash over you, and drop into a state of relaxation through a guided sound meditation. Depart class feeling recharj’ed and renewed.

Tibetan bowls: Sound frequency specialists will be playing several rare singing bowls, some of which are over 200 years old. A magical alchemy of 7 -12 different metals rings in the past, present, and future for a relaxing enchantment.

de-stress
Discover how to relax the nervous system, reduce stress, and reframe the brain’s bias to hold onto negativity. In this session, we connect mind, body and brain, through deep breathing, mindfulness and guided visual meditation, activating the relaxation response and bringing ourselves back to equilibrium.

Unwind and unpack the day with de-stress meditation that aims to attune your awareness to your senses. Focus on body functions such as breath and pulse can be cultivated to bring us back to homeostasis through the power of the mind. Drop your cortisol levels; regulate pulse and adrenals; increase your sense of calm and ease so you can enjoy the pleasures of life.