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Lori Fitzpatrick

For 20 years Lori has worked for the state and federal governments, while raising her four kids.  She struggled her whole life with debilitating anxiety.  Lori discovered the magic of yoga in a Bikram yoga class while coming off anti depressants.  It has brought much peace to her life and it is her passion to deliver that peace to as many people as possible.  Lori opened Desert Zen Yoga after identifying a need for yoga in the Vail area.  Lori was trained in the Baptiste Power Yoga style through Session Yoga and is also certified to teach Buti Yoga, 11:11 and children's yoga.


In 2020, Lori made the decision to continue her yoga journey and began 300 hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Oasis.  Lori is now an RYT-500 (registered yoga teacher, 500 hour level).  This allows Lori to expand her teaching to offer Yoga Teacher Training for those that would like to become teachers.  Lori is determined to continually learn more about yoga and give back to her community.  


When not doing or teaching yoga Lori enjoys reading,  spending time with her grandkids, riding the motorcycle with her husband, attending her daughter's hockey games and trying to find Tik Toks that her teen kids find funny.


500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher

Children's Yoga Certified

Buti Yoga Certified

11:11 The Practice Certified

Trauma Informed Yoga Certified

Myofascial Release Certified


Yoga at Home

Jacqueline M

Hands down, I highly recommend. The instructor is very passionate about her practice and looks forward to sharing with the community, of all levels of expertise. She challenges you at your own pace and time, to explore new poses, and dig a little deeper. I have built some great yoga confidence over time, that I don’t think I would have found at some studios in town. T

Highly recommend, if you’re curious, go take a class, then another, and one more.... then sign up, you won’t regret it.

Yoga Practice

Trina L

Lori is great at providing such a well-rounded experience in every session. Whether it's her awesome playlist or pumped up moves to keep you feeling every muscle of your body when you are done. She's also really good at providing alternations to move In order to challenge yourself or if you need to pull back..

Yoga at Home

Sarah Z

Feels so nice to have a time to relax, let your thoughts flow and get a good workout! Lori is great and I love the flexible schedule (pun intended ) The studio is calm & their booking is easy to use on the Vagaro app! Great opening!

Leg Stretching Yoga Pose

Tamaron W

I am so glad to have found Desert Zen Yoga! I have been wanting to find somewhere to try again with yoga, looking for something a little different. Lori was amazing in asking all of the right questions and suggesting a Buti Yoga class. Outstanding! Beautiful studio, amazing staff and a class for everyone! Go check them out, you won't be sorry.

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