Lori Burgwyn Hernandez, founder of Franklin Street Yoga Center, has been a dedicated yoga student since 1997 and a full time teacher since 2005. Committed to empowering others, she inspires softness and strength with her intuitive teaching. Lori is known for combining creative vinyasa sequences with healthy alignment, great music, and lots of heart. She founded Franklin Street Yoga Center in 2007 and her teacher training graduates have gone on to teach and open studios around the nation and world. She has been a presenter at the National Graves Disease Conference, Texas Yoga Conference, Asheville Yoga Festival, LeaderShape, NC Public Relations Society Chapter, and NAWBO. In addition to private clients, Lori works with the UNC Football, Volleyball, Women’s Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Swimming and Dive Team and the Men’s Golf Team. Lori was diagnosed with Grave’s Disease in 2005 and Type 1 Diabetes in 2015. Her yoga practice has made a considerable difference in dealing with the stress of having her body fight against itself and the daily challenges of living with two autoimmune diseases which led her to create Yoga for Autoimmune Disease.