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 and guided by The Eight Limb Path. 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! This was the catlyst that pushed Elizabeth to creating the business plan and opening her own studio in 2015. Elizabeth stays a student for life to be a better teacher.
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Elizabeth Olive is a fabulous guide and yoga teacher. She led our team of employees in a guided meditation with breath work that created a sense of peace and serenity that allowed all of us to fight the afternoon lull. We were all more productive and found it easier to finish out our day. We recommend Elizabeth to any Corporate Yoga Program - for meditation to reduce stress, still the mind and become more present. Elizabeth is also offered my wife and her friends an amazing yoga class outdoors that they loved. Her knowledge and experience allow her to teach in any setting to any type of person. She is also great with our three children that love her kids yoga.
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244 Pine Ave in downtown Long Beach.
Free two hour 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!