Lana Vogestad, E-RYT 500, international yoga teacher and visual artist, has been passionately teaching yoga since 2008 and is recognized as one of the most senior teachers of the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga. She has studied with many leading teachers from diverse yoga disciplines and incorporates the rich teachings of the different styles of yoga into her classes. Yoga’s transformational offerings and the community it creates have served as an anchor for Lana throughout the ebb and flow of life. The abundance of new energy, strength, peace, and bringing about empowerment and healing, serve as constant inspiration for her. Lana has taught extensively in Iceland, the Netherlands, Atlanta, the Seacoast of New England, and teaches in the Yoga and Cancer Program with Yoga in Action, as well lead workshops and retreats.
Vogestad, from New York, has a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a BA from Bates College in Maine. As a visual artist, she has shown her work over the years in various venues, galleries and project spaces internationally, including New York City, Berlin, Iceland, Atlanta, and Portsmouth, NH. Lana was a highlighted artist in Sound and Vision: Atlanta Film Festival in 2013 and has had a couple exhibitions at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH; Thalpein in 2018 and Meditations and Transitions in 2021.
Vogestad's project YNDI Yoga brings together her life's work as an experienced, international yoga teacher and her career as a visual artist. Collaborating with the award-winning filmmaker Brett Wiese Saunders, YNDI Yoga combines transformational yoga classes and guided meditations with custom composed soundscapes and cinematography, to create an immersive experience that touches all the senses. YNDI was in the Official Selection of the Reykjavík International Film Festival in 2020.