It’s been a long and winding road to this path, but I am so excited to be here supporting you Mama.
Elizabeth was introduced to yoga in college in a dingy TV room, with dirty carpet and overflowing with body odor – least to say, it shouldn’t have sparked a love-affair. But, she found herself in love with it after studying abroad in Bali (pre-Eat, Pray, Love thank you) where yoga was practiced twice daily among the rice paddies and avocado smoothies. On her return to the states, she continued to dive into the yoga world by exploring types of yoga and yoga studios all over southern California.
While Elizabeth was pregnant with her first baby, prenatal yoga was a lifesaver from the aches and pains (hello sciatica!) that came along with growing a bundle of joy. She also loved how it helped her keep her strength and connect her with fellow expecting mamas. As a new mom, Elizabeth experienced both the physical and emotional benefits of yoga in the postpartum period. Learning how to be a mom, relearning her body, and finding that sacred “me time” seemed to wrap itself all into yoga classes.
While before motherhood, you’d find her in a hot yoga class or a vinyasa 2 class, now she much prefers yoga as a restorative, gentle, way to carve out time for herself. She focuses her teachings on building subtle strength through longer holds, deeper breath work, and visualizations.
So, not surprising, she started teaching yoga in 2014 – the same year she became a mama to her first. She is honored and grateful to be able to share all this with others mamas. Her hope is to help support women through the many transitions of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods – allowing yoga and all it’s teaching as a base for that support.
Elizabeth has her 200 RYT from Yogawork and is currently working with Ma Yoga for her Prenatal 85 hr RYPT Certificate.
Becoming a doula seems to be a natural development and compliment to Elizabeth’s work as prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor. After the birth of her second child with a midwife, Elizabeth knew she had to support women in this miraculous time. Birth is magical – and who doesn’t need more magic in their life?
Elizabeth is a transplant from the east coast, who loves chasing the sunshine here in California. She earned her BA in Conceptual Art and has applied that in a variety of ways from teaching art at a non-profit to marketing and events in corporate America. She is very happy to have found this calling of supporting women that encircles pregnancy, birth, and the beginning of motherhood. Elizabeth has two beautiful babies who keep her busy day and night. When she is not on the yoga mat, you can find her playing in the kitchen, adventuring by the sea, or daydreaming of travels.
In grace and gratitude,
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs – ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Harold T. Whitman
Photo Credit to Adrea Reed