A long-time competitive athlete, Loren Bassett has always valued health and fitness. "Working out and physical fitness have been my sanctuary from the time I could walk." states Loren. The profound physical, mental, and spiritual impact of practicing hot power yoga inspired her to become a teacher and share it with others.
A natural born leader, she is the ultimate power yogi; a rare combination of grace and power, yin and yang, masculine and feminine. Her class embodies a rigorous, athletic flow emphasizing strength, flexibility, and balance that will take you to your edge, while maintaining inner peace. Her goal is to inspire you to be courageous and confident on, and off, the mat. Loren will challenge you to take risks, live authentically, and embrace your inner beauty. She is an innovator, a leader, a mentor - a true inspiration.
Loren has truly defined the practice of Hot Power Yoga. Her teaching style resonated so much within the yoga community, she co-created Pure Yoga's 100-hour Hot Power Teacher Training with Tanya Boulton. She has mentored and trained numerous up-and-coming yoga instructors. Being one of the most sought after teachers in NYC, she was asked to be a Lululemon Ambassador, a Rawpathocary Ambassador, and to teach at the 2013 Wanderlust Yoga Festival. She leads annual retreats in Tulum, Mexico with dear friend and co-teacher, Halle Homegirl Becker.
A big advocate of cross-training, she created her own boot camp-style class in 2011 called Bassett’s Boot Camp. Named "America's Toughest Workout" by Marie Clare Magazine, it combines hot power yoga, strength training with weights, cardio intervals, and core work. It was such a success, she was asked to create Pure Yoga's signature conditioning program, PXT (Pure Cross-Training). PXT is a comprehensive, fun workout designed to build strength and endurance through unique sequences of cardio and strength training.
Loren was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. She currently resides on the Upper East Side with her two dogs Max and Ashley, and is an active philanthropist.
"My ultimate goal is to help instill confidence in people so they learn to trust their intuition and stay grounded and focused in their own lives. I have a lot of love to give. I want to make a difference, and do what I can to make the world a better place."