• Lives in Fredericksburg, VA Works everywhere.

    I opened Learning Heroine LLC in 2015. As a homeschooling mom of three kids (one of whom has complex learning needs including: Down syndrome, autism, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and dyscalculia), I recognized a need to apply my integrative teaching (movement and professional research/advocacy) skills to provide custom learning solutions for families and their individual learners in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area and surrounding counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline, and Culpepper counties. I teach and share prenatal, children's, and adult integrative learning strategies utilizing research based methods and movement options for optimal, holistic well being.

     

    Call or Text Today: (540) 429-9433

  • Learning Services

    I offer integrative learning consultations for home-educating, public school educating, and private school educating families. I serve new homeschool families and seasoned veterans.

     

    I offer custom integrative, holistic home learning plans: the home education equivalent of a public school Individual Educational Plan. This is a child specific plan that details concerns, goals, and progress targeted for the learning year. Unique to my plans are movement-based strategies (optional) to soothe tensions and create well-rounded success strategies.

     

    I also offer an easy going and thorough proof of progress evaluation experience (five years+) for those who choose an evaluation in lieu of testing.

     

    I offer assistance for those needing guidance on the Virginia Religious Exemption homeschool option.

     

    I bring years of advocacy experience to offer information for the following:

    Flexi-schooling Support (Integrating academics in a school and home learning partnership), Individual Educational Plan (IEP) support,Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) Support, 504 Medical Plan Support,and Gifted Process & Appeals Support.

     

    *I do not diagnose or provide diagnostic testing. Rather, I assist families in implementing diagnostic analysis into whole life learning solutions with research-based methods and resources.

     

     

     

  • How It Works

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    Purchase

    Contact me before you commit any money. We ensure that you choose the right option.

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    Order

    I'll send you a custom information packet with rates and directions for our in-person consultation so we maximize our time together.

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    Deliver

    We meet and I deliver your reports within about 5 business days. Ask any questions!

  • Upcoming Events

    Workshops & Conferences

    Come enjoy a pampering yoga workshop focused on releasing fear for labor and birthing. Sarah (a certified Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga instructor and peer breastfeeding counselor) is excited to offer this workshop at the birthing center (Lori was one of Sarah's midwives:) to share research-based, universal practices for replacing the energy of fear with strength, focus, and intention. Bring your own mat (if you have one, a few will be available to borrow) and water as we explore gentle movements, breath practices, postures (asanas), and a resting savasana. 100% of proceeds go to sustaining the free postpartum support groups the center hosts regularly. http://treeoflifefredericksburg.com/

    March 22-23, 2019 is the VaHomeschooler's Conference and Resource Fair, in Williamsburg, Virginia. I'm excited to share two sessions on Friday. One session discusses movement strategies (primitive reflexes and polyvagal theory, etc.) for learning and the other session explores sensory and memory-building in social studies, an alternative to traditional chronological methods. Hope to see you there! 

     

     

  • Movement Learning Services

    I offer private, small group, and large group classes in studio or your location of choice for the following:

     

    Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga -I offer a restorative and strength building program for moms-to-be during their prenatal journey. The postnatal journey assists in healing the body and strengthening it after baby arrives.

     

    Baby & Me: I offer custom private or group baby and me classes to encourage bonding, help parents strengthen, and enjoy yoga with baby! I also have extra experience with children who have special needs and offer a yoga infused "early intervention" where we address primitive reflex building and assist babies and toddlers with meeting developmental milestones in their own journey!

     

    Children's Yoga: I offer a fun and custom private or group class designed to meet the ages and needs of infants, children, tweens, and teenagers in their journeys. I also encourage individuals to strengthen bodies, enhance the primitive reflexes, and assist children in seeking focus and connection to their peace.

     

    Current Classes:

     

    Thursdays: 5:15pm-6:30pm Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg Prenatal Yoga Class

    Class Description: An optional (though recommended 15-minute community time builds a supportive class atmosphere and discusses the ebbs and flow of the pregnancy journey week to week) starts a 60 minute accessible yoga class for all stages of pregnancy where moms choose the best of many options for each pose and practice. Strength building and stability poses custom for expectant mothers are utilized to help “Mother the mother.” Moms will also learn breath and meditation practices for labor, postpartum, and their lifetime mothering journey. Questions encouraged and welcome. Class ends with a restorative savasana. Appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and movement levels-all are very welcome!

     

     

     

     

     

  • My History & Inspirations

    I am an education consultant, independent research historian, professional advocate (Special Needs and Exceptional), teacher, and writer (my scholarship is a Master’s thesis on Slavery in Fredericksburg). In my pre-mom life, I taught Social Studies and numerous electives at the highly acclaimed Open High School in Richmond, Virginia from 2002-2003, and as a substitute teacher in 2004. I enjoyed working as a graduate teaching assistant while completing my Master's degree in History at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2004-2005. Sharing the learning journey with my own children is the most rewarding (and challenging) journey. Homeschooling styles, educational theory, brain development, genetics, bioethics, and eugenics are all topics of deep research for me.

     

     
    As a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher RYT, Registered Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher RPYT, and Registered Children's Yoga Teacher RCYT; I gratefully offer movement education to Learning Heroine LLC, which serves all populations; specializing in prenatal, postnatal, and children's unique yoga needs. I am a certified Accessible Yoga Ambassador, dedicated to inclusive teaching practices for all students. I also offer trauma sensitive adaptions (I'm a trauma survivor) and more gentle/therapeutic style accommodations for all levels and classes with respect to all genders, religious affiliations, and people with unique developmental or accessibility needs. I am classically trained and offer eight-limbed, Full Spectrum Yoga classes which include: meditation, breath practices, ethical living/values, asanas/postures, understanding one's relationship in the universe, and building introspective self-practices. I teach yoga respectfully to all religions or non-religious.

     

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  • Publications

    History M.A. Thesis

    "Unlawful assembly accounts extracted from the Fredericksburg Mayor’s Court Order Books from 1821-1834, reveal rare glimpses of unsupervised, alleged illegal interactions between free and enslaved individuals, many of whom do not appear in other records.... The complex connections necessary to arrange unlawful assemblies threatened the town’s safety with insurrection if these individuals developed radical ideas opposing the existing social order, the foundation of which was slavery. Akin to residents of areas where natural disasters like volcanoes always pose a risk of dangerous eruptions, those living in Fredericksburg lived their lives within the town slave society and its potential threats. In an area, state, and region where insurrections occurred, unlawful assembly, whether frequent or infrequent, mattered."

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