My name is Tori Dean and I am a fellow yogi living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My story with yoga began at age 11 when my Mom started taking yoga classes through the local community center and brought it home to our family. I played the one yoga video we owned too many times and soon started digging around the local library for more. Yoga felt so right for me and my body. Once I started taking actual classes, teachers, mentors, and friends often told me that I could make a great yoga instructor someday. Their kind words not only stuck with me, but affirmed a thought I'd had myself about sharing my love for yoga.
I attended a 200 hour RYT training through Prairie Yoga at Cascade Yoga Studio. While I was going through this training, I was also planning my wedding. Yoga ended up playing a huge role in keeping me present on my wedding day. From here Wedding Day Yoga naturally came about. My classes encourage students to explore the line between challenging themselves and practicing self care, yet aim to leave them feeling centered, nourished, and strong.
Overall, I believe yoga provides ways to live a more authentic life, and my hope with Tori Lee Yoga is to share those practices with others.
I look forward to meeting you!
Tori Lee Dean