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, and did not find yoga until my 20's. Once I discovered power yoga, I became a 200 hour certified instructor. Following this, I then became a certified Personal Trainer, completed additional trainings in Yin Yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and am now a 500 hour RYT.
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! Special shoutout to 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 "Less Than Zero" by The Weekend).
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ABOUT YOGA BURPEES
Fun. Dynamic. Empowering.
And inclusive to all.
What started as a fun challenge grew into a concept all on its own. Yoga Burpees is the combination of yoga and burpees, but it also represents the freedom, the fun and the dynamic flow that you can expect from my power yoga classes. It's not about looking a certain way or yanking your body into a certain pose. It's about trying something new, rocking out to some jams while you flow, telling yourself you're a badass and letting it all out on your mat.
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!!