Lucy L Pirner, MS
Red Twig Yoga Studio founder
Licensed Professional Counselor
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500)
Ayurveda Yoga Specialist
Four Desires Trainer
Lucy has been counseling teenagers and adults since 1991. She entered the world of yoga and meditation in 1999 in search of a cure for her own depression and anxiety. Smitten by the power of the cure, Lucy sought out her teaching certificate in Atma Yoga, a Kripalu-based method that focuses on returning to the purest state of the soul~ The Atman, and began teaching in 2001. Eight years later, she became a LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner (a research supported method of treating depression, anxiety and trauma) and began integrating yoga into her psychotherapy practice in Hudson, WI. In 2013, Lucy completed her 500 hour Teacher Training & Intensive “Exploring the Sacred Rivers of: Tantra, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and Energy Medicine” through Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness in Minneapolis, MN. Since completing the program, Lucy has become a faculty member for their Teacher Training Programs. In 2015, after years of intensive study, Lucy completed her certifications as: a ParaYoga® Level I Teacher; and as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist.
Empowered by the teachings and a rich community of seekers, Lucy continues her studies with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in the Parayoga® tradition. She is honored to be part of the Parayoga® Ethics Committee, and as a Certified Four Desires Trainer, Lucy deeply enjoys helping others find their Dharma and learn what is limiting their full potential.
Lucy has extensive training in both Western and Eastern healing modalities of treating mental health and nurturing spirituality. She is passionate about sharing these teachings to decrease suffering, find meaning, and create a fulfilling life. Lucy’s approach is compassionate and grounded. Whether meeting individually or teaching a class, Lucy’s methods are well informed and embodied, allowing space for all to find their healer within.
Lucy’s psychotherapy practice is in the Inspiring Actions Yoga & Wellness center in Hudson, WI where she also teaches drop-in yoga classes, workshops, and Yoga for Stress & Mood (group therapy). In River Falls, Wisconsin, Lucy can be found at Red Twig Yoga Studio & Gardens where she offers retreats and individual yoga therapy.
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