Zumba and Mat Pilates Instructor Dorian Lopez is originally from Los Angeles, CA. In 2014, Dorian was diagnosed with a genetic back disease called ankylosing spondylitis. This disease attacks the joints and can cause complete paralysis of the spine. Since that day, she began to practice hot yoga and has made a commitment to live a healthy and happy life. She views her diagnosis as a blessing because it is what led her to the beautiful practice of yoga. In an attempt to maximize the mind – body – soul experience, she began practicing Pilates. After discovering her secret combo of strength training and flexibility, Dorian has been able to live a mostly pain free life.
Dorian graduated from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, CA. During her time in law school she received the CALI Award for Excellence, was a semi-finalist in a school-wide Moot Court competition, and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program where she competed in several mock trial competitions nationwide. Prior to law school, she attended California State University, Northridge where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and graduated with honors.
Dorian also has a background in dance and has completed over 15 years of professional dance training including several years of training at the iconic Millennium Studio in Los Angeles. She has also choreographed dances for special events and believes that dancing makes everything better. Dorian is also an attorney who specializes in estate planning and construction defect law. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her loving husband and three awesome kids.
Certifications & Education:
- Certified Zumba Instructor
- Certified Pilates Instructor, Inferno Hot Pilates
- CPR / AED Certified, American Red Cross