Elizabeth started her journey with yoga in 1996 when she learned how to meditate. Her physical practice began in 1998 in the Kundalini lineage of yoga. After a serious back injury she tried Bikram yoga and Hatha. However, over the past 20 years she has explored and practiced a wide variety of styles. Based on her intensive teacher training she now enjoys a blend of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga based on alignment and breath. She received her teaching certification from the Yoga Alliance Approved 200-hour certification at YogaWorks Studios in Los Angeles, California. She has continued her trainings around the world at various retreats, workshops and festivals.
Her unique teachings are based on an intuitive feeling of the energy of the group or individual. She starts with pranayama (breath) and an intention to connect awareness to our bodies. She weaves philosophy delicately throughout the session to integrate elements of the eight limb path. She gives verbal and physical adjustments when needed and demonstrate poses for clarity but does not stay on her mat. She specializes in being a true teacher by modifying a persons practice if necessary and offers challenges. The sequencing of the asanas contributes to a moving meditation to help create stillness of the mind, while building strength and stretching the limits of your body in a harmonious approach. A closing meditation may include flute or some of the philosophy of the “Eight Limb Path” to connect to the light within.
Elizabeth has enjoyed attending Bhakti, Shakti and Sat Nam festivals in Joshua Tree as well as hosting, teaching and taking various workshops and retreats around the world. Her love for yoga runs deep! Her teachings are guided by the Divine and the energy and experience of the class. Her goal is to teach to the level of the student, modify when necessary and help to guide the student to the next level. She has also attended the first Yoga Alliance “The Business of Yoga” conference in Washington, DC in August of 2013 where she connected with yogis from all over the country! Truly inspiring. She has traveled to Colombia to practice and teach yoga to a group of travelers who stayed at the Eco Gambia Village. Her latest journey brought her to Tarapoto, Peru where she practiced and taught a yoga retreat in the Amazonian jungle!
She is thrilled to open her new studio in downtown Long Beach. Join her and her amazing teachers at Olive Yoga! Climb the stairs to attain Samadhi which means BLISS!
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244 Pine Ave in downtown Long Beach.
Free parking at City Place parking between 3rd and 4th street and Pine and Long Beach Blvd.
1800 sq feet of beautiful energy and great acoustics. Great wall space to be able to kick up in handstand and kickback in legs up the wall!
GRAND OPENING MARCH 4TH!
Call to schedule Wellness Coaching with me to see your practice and health go to the next level!
I also do semi-private, guided meditation, senior, prenatal and kids yoga too!
I am available for a complimentary consultation with your first session where we will discuss your individual needs and goals. I will assess where you are in your practice, strength and mobility. I will develop a personalized plan for the attainment of your goals. I have training and experience in Kundalini, Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin Yoga as well as meditation and pranayama.
Each session will be designed to help meet you where you are physically, emotionally and spiritually and bring you to the next level through your practice.
It is recommended to have a minimum of six sessions to begin to see and feel the changes as you develop your practice.
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“I was completely new to the practice of Yoga and signed up for private lessons. Each challenging posture strengthened my level of self-awareness, instilled a calmness, a peace and a focus that was quite unexpected. Elizabeth tailored each class to my individual needs and abilities. Thanks to Elizabeth’s classes, I have had a surge in creativity and a renewed confidence. I can see myself transforming into someone healthier, happier and stronger!”
"I started to practice yoga toward the end of my cancer treatment. While I struggled in the beginning, Elizabeth has been an inspiring, supportive and encouraging instructor. Her patience, knowledge and passion for yoga has made every practice a unique and rewarding experience. Elizabeth has given me the confidence to not give up and conquer my weaknesses. My yoga practice has positively affected both my recovery and mental well-being. I have a lot more energy, I’m less anxious, and I’m sleeping better. Taking Elizabeth’s classes has become an integral part of this change."