Loren Thomas

Loren has been a scholar, teacher, school administrator, college faculty member and dean over the course of his 45 year career in education. He has studied classics, education, philosophy and religion and holds three masters degrees in philosophy, religion, and education, and a doctorate in religion studies and education. He trained in meditation in a medical school setting, through 30 years of experience in Quakerism, and through the Shambhala organization. He is also a life time athlete and adventurer, having done several long distance hikes, biking and kayak trips in different parts of the world and he is an avid runner, kayaker, rock climber and yogi. Loren found yoga in 1997 after bicycling across the US. After retiring he completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training in Vinyasa yoga and has also done additional training in Anusara yoga, wall vinyasa, and trauma-informed yoga. Loren truly enjoys imparting his knowledge and experience during yoga teacher trainings since this combines many of his life long passions, interests, and training. Loren speaks English and Spanish.