Elizabeth has been a devoted yoga student since 1997. Her primary teachers trained in Standing Wave Yoga and Integral Yoga Hatha. She has also studied with various Vinyasa and Iyengar teachers. Elizabeth designed a 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum for a local southern California yoga school, and teaches a Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics course. She is also a bodyworker and former spa practitioner and has experience studying Ayurveda and applying ancient Ayurvedic holisitc healing techniques, a similar but different aspect of Yoga, the Science of Life.
As a former dancer, gymnast, and collegiate volleyball player, Elizabeth fell in love with yoga and it’s ability to open doors to a whole new level of human experience and embodiment. Guided to listen to the body and follow it’s messages, and to use the breath rather than grit as a source of movement, proved to be a strong recipe for self-healing. The practice of cultivating a focused, calm mind linked with movement seduced Elizabeth and she has never quite been the same. Elizabeth is grateful to the community of fellow yogis for allowing her to share what she loves in yoga.
In addition to her yoga teaching, Elizabeth is an executive coach and life coach, cross-cultural trainer, massage therapist, and meditation teacher. She has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology and Holistic Human Development. Elizabeth is the co-founder of a botique consulting and coaching firm and created a Mindfulness-based executive coaching model to support organizational and executive growth and transformation.