Elizabeth’s teaching expresses her belief that the practice of yoga helps us align with our true nature, enabling us to be more compassionate and generous to our living planet, all other beings and ourselves. She was raised in a meditative tradition, took her first yoga class over 35 years ago, and has been practicing and studying intensively since 1999. Elizabeth’s study of yoga is informed by her work in the law, her avocation as an artist, her background in dance and philosophy, and her overall view and experience of the world, relationships, and creativity. Elizabeth began teaching in 2001, was certified as an Anusara yoga instructor from 2007 to 2012, and currently maintains E-RYT 500 status with Yoga Alliance. She did her teacher training at Willow Street Yoga Center and continues to take public classes and workshops around town and elsewhere. Recent explorations include embodied asana with Amy Matthews and contact improvisation. She has studied Indian mythology and philosophy with Douglas Brooks, including travel to India, and also completed two and half years of intensive study and practice of mantra-based meditation and yoga philosophy with Paul Muller-Ortega. She has also enjoyed recent asana studies with Cyndi Lee and Desiree Rumbaugh.
At this point in her practice and offerings, she continues to be informed by her prior more focused studies, but invites more flexibility and exploration into the traditional forms, including combining techniques from dance into a practice. She is especially interested and open to exploring alternative venues and communities for sharing the practices.
She is a life-long meditator, a practicing Quaker, and a Reiki master. Sometimes she draws or makes things or writes haiku. Elizabeth is especially passionate about seeking to take the teachings of yoga off of the mat and into daily life, from diet and lifestyle to how we relate to our work, community, and society–both local and global. She is an enthusiastic urban gardener and cook who emphasizes home grown, local, and organic foods. Elizabeth has been living in and walking around and photographing the Capitol Hill neighborhood for over 30 years.
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