Lana Vogestad, MFA and E-RYT 500, visual artist and yoga teacher, has been teaching yoga since 2008. 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. Originally from New York, she has taught extensively in Iceland for several years where she was the country's first hot yoga teacher, the Netherlands to help open a studio, Atlanta, and throughout the Seacoast of New England, including Cliff House Maine since they reopened in 2016, and teaches in the Yoga and Cancer Program, as well as leading workshops and retreats. She is the most senior international teacher of the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga and is master teacher Jimmy Barkan's most senior assistant in his advanced teacher trainings.
Lana 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.
Lana's labor of love, YNDI Yoga, brings together her life's work as an experienced, international yoga teacher and her career as a visual artist. 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. She has produced YNDI Yoga into a national TV series on PBS and the CREATE channel through American Public Television.