Hi yogi's! My name is Elyse and I am a New England native living in Los Angeles. I was far from active and healthy growing up, but once I discovered power yoga, I fell in love and joined a teacher training program. Following this, I then became a certified Personal Trainer, completed additional trainings in Yin Yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
Through yoga, I want to help others realize that it is not about being the most flexible or aesthetic yogi. Rather, it's about being open to trying something new, going for the things you want and having a damn good time in the process! I remember early on in my training, a mentor said to me "stop trying to be what you think you should be. You are fun, you are a party, you have a light energy. Now teach that way." I took that to heart, and the party has not stopped since! Special shoutout to all of my mentors along the way: Fran Cote, Annie Q., Terry Cockburn and Josh Summers.
When not doing yoga, you can find me drinking black coffee (or red wine), smothering my cats and foster cats with my husband and rocking out to whatever song is stuck in my head (currently "Come A Little Bit Closer" by Jay & The Americans).
I hope you will join me on this crazy journey, and please feel free to check out the FAQ page or subscribe to my newsletter here. You can also check out hundreds of on demand videos ranging from power yoga to yin yoga and more. A 7 day free trial is included in the monthly memberships so you can see what it is all about.
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ABOUT YOGA BURPEES
Fun. Dynamic. Empowering.
And inclusive to all.
What started as a fun challenge that I would add into some flows, ended up growing into a concept all on its own. While Yoga Burpees is the combination of yoga and burpees, it also represents the freedom, the fun and the dynamic flow that you can expect from my yoga classes. It is not about looking a certain way, "perfecting" yourself, or trying to force your body into a pose. It is about trying something new, trusting how powerful you are, telling yourself you're a badass and letting it all out on your mat. When we let go of expectations, that's when the real fun can begin!
To see the full story behind Yoga Burpees read this post here and check out your Yoga Burpees on Demand platform below:
Crazy Really Works
When a friend asked me to join her for a yoga class, my first thought was that I was going to be uncomfortable and make a complete fool of myself. My fear was quickly put to rest after just the first 10 minutes of class! Elyse and her husband have a vibe about them that makes you feel as though you have been friends with them for years! I never once felt judged or discouraged. They push you just enough that makes you feel as though you can do anything. Their power yoga class is definitely difficult, but it's also incredibly rewarding. I never feel better than I do after finishing a class with them. They inspired my love for yoga, and I'm thankful for that. These two people are truly special, and touch the lives of the people around them. I'm sad that they moved but am excited for their journey.
Thanks for everything guys!!