Loren Crawford is first and foremost a student of yoga, tantra and Ayurveda. He attended his first yoga class in 1996 and embarked on formal studies in 2004 at which time he began teaching. Since then, Loren continued his studies, becoming a font of knowledge of these traditions.
He shares with students and seekers alike the timeless wisdom of these traditions using his accessible and engaging voice. Like any great teacher, Loren has done the necessary work to embody these teachings which makes him an authentic and powerful force for change.
Loren’s primary teachers are Yogarupa Rod Stryker (ParaYoga) and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute. Both these teachers awaken Loren’s curiosity to learn, grow and inspire others.
“I love sharing the profound teachings of these traditions, seeing them take root and the positive impacts they have on students’ lives. The popularization of yoga provides untold opportunities for people to achieve more freedom, fulfillment and joy, especially when they seek out teachers who can move them beyond the exercise aspects of yoga. My role is to serve these teachings and the sages who revealed them by being an excellent teacher.”
1. ParaYoga Four Desires Trainer (2016)
2. ParaYoga Nidra Trainer (2019)
3. ParaYoga Level II Teacher Certification – 2009
4. Yoga Alliance Designation – 2007
5. Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner – 2006
6. Upward Dog 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training – 2004/5
Determination is the power that sees us through all frustrations and obstacles. It helps in building the willpower that is the very basis of success within and without. It is said in the scriptures that with the help of sankalpa shakti, the power of determination, nothing is impossible.
Have you thought about having “a” yoga teacher?
You may have many teachers you enjoy, but when you start studying in a deeper way with a teacher who has embodied the teachings, your efforts will go much further.
I didn’t know I was looking for a teacher until I discovered my teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker. He is truly a master of Tantric Hatha Yoga. I knew immediately that if I studied with him my understanding of yoga would grow exponentially.
Listen to interview I did with Yogarupa on the role of the teacher. It may help you to understand this relationship more.