Loretta Standley, DC, FIAMA,

200 RYT x2 - Yoga Shred

  • Owner & Founder of Pose-itively Yoga, LLC

  • Mom to a 38-year-old Nurse, Granny to a 16 year old boy, Yoga Teacher, Holistic Health Consultant, Astrologer, Mentator, Experiential Junkie, Author, Internet Radio, outdoor enthusiast, survivalist, camper, canoer, hiker and backpacker.

  • I am half EBCI Cherokee (my mother is full-blood) and I am an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) in Cherokee, North Carolina, which is why sacred ceremony, rituals and practices resonate with my spirit. Cherokee, NC is my 1st home, it is where my parents live and it is where nearly my entire Cherokee side of the family lives.

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (no longer in practice)

  • Fellow in the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (no longer in practice)

  • My 1st - 200 Hour RYT (in Swansea, IL) had a strict emphasis on Baptiste Power Yoga - completed May 2018

  • My 2nd - 200 Hour RYT was at Unity Yoga & Wellness in O’Fallon, IL - completed September 2019, which had an emphasis on Ashtanga Yoga, Yin and Restorative Yoga. We also studied Vinyasa, Hatha, Pranayama, Pre-Natal Yoga and took a workshop with Michael Johnson (from Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC) in Bhakti Yoga. This training also included a 100 hour retreat in Venice, Florida where we also studied Ayruveda at Dragonfly Ayurveda and Yoga with Annette Broy.

  • Currently in 300 Hour YTT advanced studies at Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC, which is just 50 miles away from Cherokee, NC.

  • Yoga Shred Certified

  • I have also accumulated certificates of completion in Restorative Yoga.

After closing my women’s clinic in Clayton, MO to pursue my website, radio and writing career, I spent the next 17 years behind a computer building one of the largest holistic healthcare websites in the world called www.DrStandley.com.

Fast forward, around the early autumn of 2015 until the spring of 2017, I had gained 42 lbs. When a friend texted to tell me she was opening a new yoga studio, I texted back that I would be there to support her. The timing was impeccable and let me know that I needed to stop sleeping in my coat, get my hormones back on track and get that 42 lbs off my ass.


On April 5, 2017 I began attending hot yoga classes once a day and most of the time twice a day. By mid-July 2017 I had lost 30 lbs. (*See picture below.) My weight gain had nothing to do with what I was eating because I am a super-healthy eater from the get-go. My issue was sitting on my ass all day long with no movement in my joints, circulation in my blood or flexibility in my tissues. My body was never heating up to burn one single calorie, much less heat up enough to keep me warm.

By the end of July 2017 I knew that I wanted to take the 200 Hour (YTT) Yoga Teacher Training Certification that was getting ready to begin, but my yoga practice was just not ready. My shoulders were not nearly open enough to put them through any more than what I was doing. In my mind, I was already signed for the next 200 Hour YTT that would begin in January 2018, which was not even one year after I began my yoga practice. By the end of May 2018 I had finished my first YTT just 13 months after starting my yoga practice.

In the middle of my first YTT I knew that I would be talking about yoga a lot through my website and using another Facebook page to excite and enlighten others about yoga and so the Facebook page Pose-itively Yoga was born in early June 2018.

Right at 2 years later (Spring 2019) and nearly 1 year after my first YTT, I enrolled in my second YTT at Unity Yoga and Wellness in O'Fallon, IL while also enrolled in the Advanced Studies YTT at Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC for my 300 YTT.

I have also taken several workshops in Restorative Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga with additional training in 'Yoga and the Pelvic Floor'.

Enjoy the website - Namaste ~Loretta