Lori Batcheller LMT, MPT, MA, CYT-500 is a licensed massage therapist, licensed physical therapist, and certified Kripalu Yoga instructor with over 20 years of experience helping to reduce people’s stress and pain and improve health and well being. Prior to establishing her practice in Boulder, CO she worked in the Healing Arts Department at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health–the nation’s largest and most established center for yoga and health–where she taught guest yoga, writing and intentional collage workshops, practiced massage, and took dozens of workshops and trainings with world-renowned teachers in yoga and healing modalities including Somatic Mind/Body Therapy, Medical Intuition, Positional Release Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Chakra Yoga, and became a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition. Lori uses a gentle yet effective eclectic approach to inviting the body/mind to release restricted patterns. Committed to ongoing education, Lori is studying for additional certifications in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute and Myofascial Release with John Barnes, PT. She is also certified in Medical Massage for the neck and back. She served as a teaching assistant for Kripalu’s School of Massage and taught massage and modalities for Fort Morgan Community College‘s Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
Lori received her master’s in physical therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia (now Drexel) in 1986. She practiced in traditional medical settings for 10 years before shifting her focus to massage and manual therapies. She brings an extensive understanding of the body/mind to her holistic practice, including her personal experience recovering from two whiplash injuries through both traditional and alternative therapies and from three pelvic fractures through a gentle manual touch technique and yoga stretching and strengthening.
Lori teaches therapeutic and all levels yoga through Boulder Parks and Recreation. Also a freelance writer, Lori writes about disabilities, yoga, and health and wellness, including articles for Advance for Physical Therapists and Assistants and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and Health Perch. She is author of several books, including Journaling for Health: Writing Your Way to Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being and her children’s book, Rosa Blooms (Mother’s House Publishing 2015).