Lora Heiner is the founder and owner of Inhale Yoga & Fitness. She is an E-RYT500/E-RYT200 yoga instructor with over 4000 hours of teaching experience. Lora is a former corporate scientist who led teams in drug discovery research in San Diego for over 15 years. After her introduction to yoga in 2009, Lora realized her true calling was to share yoga within her community and completed her Yoga Alliance 200 hour training. Lora continued her education with an additional 100 hour immersion in 2012 and in 2013 completed her 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training. Lora has studied with many varied and respected teachers including Danny Arguetty, Katie Brauer, Lorin Roche, Christopher Tompkins, Coby Kozlowski, John Friend, Shiva Rea, Duncan Wong and Josh Vincent. As the former Lead Teacher for Yoga Six, Lora's primary role was the recruitment and continued mentoring of teachers. She has lead numerous 200 & 500 hr teacher trainings both in the US and in India. Lora’s unique background as a molecular biologist, personal trainer, athlete and yoga teacher allows her to weave anatomy, physiology and yoga philosophy skillfully into her classes. Lora’s classes span the range from vigorous to restorative, while always maintaining an emphasis on breath and alignment. Her goal is to encourage students to deepen their practice in a safe and compassionate environment while maintaining their sense of humor. During her free time, Lora loves to be active; she is a black belt in Tae-Kwon Do, an avid fly-fisherwoman, sport climber, and passionate downhill skier.