Travel that brings together abundance and life
The story of Turavita began brewing while walking with Lori in the hills of southern France in 2019. Experiencing a new culture and exploring the natural world was something that brought us immense joy. It was breathtaking.
As yoga teachers and world travelers, we want to find a way to integrate yoga practice into travel that expands to include experiences like local cooking, bird watching or hiking. Yoga adds to any experience, by allowing us to reflect, to open our hearts to the world, and to think about life and vitality in a wholistic way.
We want you to see the world in a new way—from the inside out.
Turavita is a combination of two ideas: tura is a Sanskrit word for abundance, and vita is latin for life. Tura, or abundance, is an idea that goes far beyond material wealth, and encompasses the relationships and love in our life, as well as the way we feel when we see the world filled with hope and possibility. Vita is, simply, life itself.
Turavita allows us to share with others the travel gems we have found—small hotels with fabulous breakfasts and mountain views, magical yoga palapas, hiking trails that meander through orchards or vineyards, or busy markets bursting with shopping and local delicacies. A gentle, therapeutic form of yoga is woven throughout each trip, to help us open up, be more supple in our bodies and more flexible in our minds.
Travel with us and experience both the abundance and the vitality of life. You may find there is so much more
outside—and inside—than you ever imagined.
We find that breathtaking.
RYT 500 : Vata, cat mom, film noir afficionado
Liz is driven by curiosity and loves to learn new things. Which may be why she took on an extensive, 4-year yoga therapy certification that she completed in 2022. Her creative nature drives her to continually expand and build on her knowledge—whether it’s yoga anatomy, a new favorite French film director, or maybe learning how to make Madeleine cookies just for fun (or to bring over to Lori’s for a party). Liz comes alive when traveling—her adventures to date include France, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, among many others.
As a yoga teacher since 2008 and a C-IAYT certified yoga therapist since 2022, Liz has focused on leaning in to help students work from where they are in their wellness journey, bringing new ideas and new energy to the ancient practice of yoga. Her personal practice—and how she teaches—springs from a place of exploration and optimism, each day a new step toward being that person we truly wish to be, and perhaps have always been.
A student of viniyoga since 2001, Liz is a C-IAYT certified yoga therapist and also a certified yoga teacher at the 500-hour level. Trained by Robin Rothenberg, author of Restoring Prana: A Guide to Pranayama and Healing Through the Breath and The Essential Low Back Program, and Maggie Kessell, in the tradition established by Krishnamacharya and furthered by his son, T.K.V. Desikachar. She has also studied with viniyoga master Gary Kraftsow, Mirka Scalco Kraftsow and chanting guru Sonia Nelson.
RYT 500 : Pitta, dog lover, foodie
Lori can plan a trip and make it sing like nobody’s business. She’s everyone’s favorite host because she truly loves hosting—and because she’s an amazing cook! Her passion for travel has taken her to many parts of the globe including Africa, Peru, India, Belize, many parts of Europe and Ecuador. Lori’s love of adventure knows no bounds—she loves being in nature, trekking, golfing, cooking, reading, spoiling her adorable wirefox terrier, Pete, and spending time with friends and her husband, Joel. And that is just the beginning …
In her years practicing yoga, as a teacher since 2008 and before that as a student, Lori finds that yoga has opened her mind, heart, and spirit. Through Turavita, she hopes to share this amazing practice with anyone willing to experience it, both on and off the mat.
Lori is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) at the 500-hour level who has studied with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute, Maggie Kessell, Leslie Kaminoff, Robin Rothenberg, Mirka Kraftsow and Sonia Nelson—all teachers in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. She previously founded and operated Mats on a Mission, in which she coordinated yoga adventures to raise money for Smile Network’s life-changing medical missions throughout the world.