Elizabeth found yoga in 2001 after a painful running injury made walking difficult. She found Buddhism around the same time, and these two great spiritual traditions continue to inspire her towards greater patience, kindness and steadiness in life’s most difficult moments.
In her first class she felt awkward and inflexible, but over time developed a new relationship with her body and mind, now central to her physical and mental health. In 2005, she began teaching college athletes the fundamentals of yoga, to help prevent injury and steady the mind in competition. She studied Ashtanga for years with skillful teachers all over the country, and now finds great joy in the flow of a Vinyasa practice.
Elizabeth is grateful for Burlington Yoga, the sangha of yoga-lovers and life-lovers there, and Piper’s guidance in the practice. She believes that yoga is for everyone and in teaching, strives to meet her students where they are.
Beyond yoga, she finds inspiration in many places and most often in the natural world - in the beauty of spring flowers, the magic of snowfall, and most of all, in the mountains. She loves long trail runs with friends and skiing in quiet places with her husband. In 2018 she finished her PhD and now works as a behavioral scientist, studying equity issues in the energy industry. Her practice is a source of strength and solace in the challenges of everyday life.
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