I was born in New York, and started my career as an associate art director at New York Magazine. Fell in love with a Swedish man, changed countries, made Sweden my home and raised my family here. In 2002 I began to practice yoga. Fell in love again, another major life change. I left design and begin to study and teach yoga.
Yoga pulled it all together for me; my fascination for the human body, a psychological approach to life and a method to turn inward, finding stillness, a space of deep listening.
My intention as a teacher and in my yoga classes is to weave all these aspects into a seamless, conscious flow. We Build a strong foundation for the physical practice through alignment and technique. We begin to be more present, more alive and aware of our bodies and how we move in them. Working with the body, we become aware that we also have a mind. And just as we discovered unconscious tensions and holding patterns in the body, we begin to see how our beliefs, perceptions and how we define ourselves, hold us back and limit our lives.
Practical, user-friendly guidance to become familiar with and begin to integrate meditation and mindfulness into our practice, as well as our lives. Stillness and silence give us space for contemplation. A container to hold, investigate and maybe bring understanding to whatever comes up as we practice.
How do you know your yoga is advancing? Are you happy? Are you using all your gifts, talents and abilities in a way that enhances your life and all those in it? What happens on the mat, is a portal, a way in; the real magic of yoga is in it’s potential to transform your life.
My first teacher was Viveka Blom. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I am also very grateful to Karin Freij and Hanna Staaff who gave me a strong foundation of yoga’s multi-faceted methods during 3 years of study in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. Other teachers that I will never tire of being in the room with include Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Sarah Powers, Richard Freeman, Ron Reid, Marla Meenakshi, Dena Kingsberg and Petri Räisänen.
Elizabeth is a 200 hr certified teacher with Yoga Alliance, and a certified Yin Yoga teacher through Sara Powers.