Lana Sugarman is a Canadian yoga teacher, kirtan artist, and facilitator in yoga teacher training programs. She specializes in Yin, Jivamukti, Meditation, and Mantra.
Lana began her yoga journey at the age of 15 in Red Deer, Alberta. She dabbled in many styles until she discovered Jivamukti in 2004. The richness of the practice led her to complete a 300 Hour training in 2009 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Later that year she studied Yin Yoga with Tracey Soghrati, a 40 hour certification. She has been graced with the teachings of many inspiring yogis, including David Life, Sharon Gannon, Sarah Powers, JP Tamblyn-Sabo, and the radiant community of Toronto.
Lana is known for providing a safe, nourishing and inspiring space for students. Her classes are a mix of expressive asana, stillness, music, and philosophy.
Also a sought after musician and award winning theatre artist, Lana merges her love of sound and Sanskrit with the practice of kirtan. Her study of mantra began in 2004 with Marla Meenakshi Joy of Swaha, in Toronto and she has had the opportunity to play with Dave Stringer, David Newman, Brenda McMorrow, Girish, Lee Harris, and many other traveling chant artists. Lana leads call and response chanting internationally, and has two highly praised albums of mantra music: Invocation (2013) and Reverence (2017).
Lana has worked professionally as an actor across Canada and the US and is currently completing her Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre, at Kent State University in Ohio. She believes that creative expression and mindfulness can lead to a rich, harmonious, and fulfilling life.
Off the mat you can find Lana making music and playing Scrabble with her husband Narada Wise, and their cat Smooshie.
300 Hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training, 2009
40 Hour Yin Yoga Training with Tracey Soghrati, 2009
The Art of Assists with Jeannine Woodall, Yumee Chung, and Charlene Yeh, 2010/2011
250 Hour iamyoga Teacher Training, 2014
Reiki Level 1 with Ashleigh Meta Larratt, 2015
10 Hour Prenatal Yoga Training with Nicky Poole, 2016
Insight Yoga Workshops and Silent Retreats with Sarah Powers, 2012-Present
Jivamukti Masterclasses with Sharon Gannon and David Life, 2019
Facilitating in Trainings:
How to Integrate Philosophy into Teaching at iamyoga, 2013
Intro to Kirtan at iamyoga, 2014, 2016
Intro to Kirtan at Spynga, 2011-2015
Chakra Theory at iamyoga, 2015
The Art of Teaching Stillness, iamyoga, 2017
Intro to Mantra, Bhakti, and Kirtan, Afterglow Studio, 2017, 2018
Essence of Yin Yoga, Afterglow Studio, 2017, 2018
Sanskrit and Chanting, 889 Community, 2019
The Essence of Yin / Mantra and Mythology, iamyoga, 2018, 2019, 2020