“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.”
— BKS Iyengar
Elli believes in the potency of yoga as an integrative mind, body and spirit practice. She loves the alchemical healing power, the soul nourishment and the eternal teacher that a dedicated yoga practice can be. Teaching yoga is a gift to her and through her; an act of devotional service and love.
Elli has been practicing yoga since 2000, however, it wasn’t until her own healing journey with traumatic brain injuries and adrenal fatigue, that she really deepened her practice. She was unable to even attend a yoga class for a few years because of her severe fatigue and post-concussion symptoms, therefore developed her own practice that would heal and energize her. This is ultimately what led her to study energy healing, shamanism, all things metaphysical, and to complete her RYT 200 hour power vinyasa training at FlyDog Yoga in Charlottesville, VA in 2015. All of this, her background as an exercise physiologist, and the boundless unfolding of life are what informs her teaching style.
Teaching a yoga class is like improvisational art. With that in mind, Elli purposefully brings grounding energy, intuitive presence, and openness to what the moment invites. Her students love her creative flows, and intelligent sequences that often build to a challenging peak pose. She may lead you to “your edge” so that you expand your boundaries, or draw you “back home” to the beauty of your core. Either way, she invites embodiment, self-love, and even laughter.
Elli’s intention is to inspire heart-centered alignment and awaken you to the freedom of your infinite-self. She is grateful to offer sacred space in cacao and fire ceremonies, workshops, international retreats, and weekly classes.