Lou Chapman

I’m a Certified Anusara® yoga teacher, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and critically respected art photographer. I came to yoga at the age of 50, after decades of slothful living and having suffered debilitating herniated disks in my lower back – first when was 30 and again when I was 40. In 2003, I found a yoga retreat in the mountains for Utah with Desiree Rumbaugh, assisted by Bruce Bowditch. It was my first real introduction to Anusara yoga. My attraction to the heartfelt, authentic and powerfully opening practice of Anusara yoga and to the engaging Anusara community was immediate. Between 2003 and 2010, I completed nearly 500 hours of training directly with Anusara founder John Friend and completed hundreds of hours of study with certified Anusara teachers throughout the United States. I’ve taught in yoga studios, fitness clubs, country clubs, YMCAs and out of my home since 2005. In July 2011, I received my Anusara teaching certification, generally considered the most comprehensive and demanding yoga teacher program in the country today. Through my own lens and in my own style, I offer all of that back to my students.

I am blessed to be able to also make my living as a writer and, using an all-plastic, totally manual toy camera, to have had my photography seen in juried shows nationwide, in group and solo exhibits in Texas and Oklahoma, and to be held in private collections. Hey, it’s all art.