Lana Sugarman is a Toronto-based yoga teacher, kirtan artist, and facilitator in yoga teacher training programs. She specializes in Jivamukti, Yin, Meditation, and Mantra.
Lana discovered yoga at the age of 15 and dabbled in many styles until she discovered Jivamukti. She fell in love with the richness of the practice and completed her 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. Lana encourages students to turn their focus inward, go deep, and leave feeling soothed and stretched. Her classes are a mix of expressive asana, hands-on assists, and philosophy.
Also an actor and musician, Lana merges her love for Sanskrit and song with the practice of kirtan (call and response chanting). She has had the opportunity to sing and play with Dave Stringer, David Newman, Girish, Narada Wise, Brenda McMorrow, Mike Cohen, Swaha, Sri Kirtan, Adam Bauer, Suzanne Sterling, Jim Gelcer, Lea Longo, and John William Bauld. Lana has released two albums of mantra/kirtan music: Invocation (2013), and Reverence (2017).