Yoga and Meditation Instructor
Elise is consciously practicing the art of dancing in the radiant flow of Life, trusting the movement of curva-linear movement and wave theory for inspiration. Her journey has been a varied one, including acting on the stage in NYC, to later photographing, and showing her pieces in California, of people in their lives while traveling abroad to places like India, Thailand, and South Africa. She has written short stories and essays on life while living in Los Angeles, and is a practicing yogi for about 15 years. The practice lead her to become a yoga instructor (E-RYT 500), a teacher-training faculty member for the last four years (Yoga Tree, SF), as well as the Director of Deva Yoga: a yoga teacher-training registered with Yoga Alliance. In addition, Elise wrote monthly asana-themed articles for Yoga Tree's newsletter for over two years, developed inspirational writings for her yogic-themed newsletters, was featured in YogiTimes magazine, and will be seen on Yoga Journal's website home-practice offerings in early 2011. She also teaches workshops in Kalarippayattu, and ancient Indian martial art where "the body becomes all eyes" and strength, flexibility and focus becomes clearer. In yet another incarnation, at the end of 2009, she developed a short documentary, titled "Ubuntu," (about one young man's life from the townships in Cape Town) where she stepped behind the moving camera to a tell story from that perspective. It was part of the special offerings at the Sonoma Film Festival in 2010. Elise uses yoga, storytelling, photography, film etc, as a way to inspire people. Blending graceful flow with healthy mental and physical alignment, Elise guides people with mindfulness while infusing playful spirituality that empowers clients to openly explore and find freedom. She inspires a greater compassion for the self, cultivating a strong and flexible foundation, enabling clients to live fully within their juicy potential. To learn more about Elise, visit her website at www.eliselorimer.com.