I was fortunate to meet Elizabeth when she attended one of my classes at the studio. Her presence in the yoga room is a powerful one that delivers a cool, calm energy all at the same time. When I realized Elizabeth was a fellow teacher, I couldn't wait to take her class and her ability to hold space as a leader is so natural while her cues and sequencing are a reflection of her own exploration as a student.
No stranger to the Richmond yoga community, Elizabeth has been teaching throughout the area for the past several years. We are lucky to have join us! Read on to learn more about Elizabeth and then grab your mat and get to her class.
What is your favorite style of class to teach and why?
I fell in love with yoga by way of the Baptiste sequence, so I always start there. I like to go beyond that sequence and infuse the practice with other styles of yoga – Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga – whenever possible without disrupting the flow. The most important piece is flow.
What made you want to go beyond just practicing yoga and start teaching?
When I find something that impacts my life in a positive way, it’s impossible for me not to share it. That goes for anything – kombucha, fish oil, an amazing massage therapist, you name it. Yoga has had possibly the greatest impact on my life to date, it was a no brainer to start teaching and share that goodness with my community.
If you had to describe your teaching style in 3 words or less, what would you say?
Slow, fast, slow.
What’s your favorite yoga pose?
Child’s Pose. I’ve had some profound moments there.
What do you like to do around Richmond?
Walk. I’ve lived in the Fan for 9 years and love how easy it is to walk almost everywhere I need to go – even if I don’t always take the option. I’m a beach person, so I never thought the river was something to get excited about, but recently that’s won me over too.
What’s your favorite food?
Bacon, eggs, and buckwheat pancakes from The Daily. I love breakfast.
Tea or Coffee?
Before 10am, coffee – always black. Afternoon is tea time.
“The prize is in the process.” - Baptiste
Why are you excited to teach at Humble Haven Yoga?
The other teachers! I’m cannot wait to try out everyone’s classes – especially Restorative.
What’s your favorite song to practice to?
“The Lime Tree” by Trevor Hall has been a playlist staple for years. It does that slow-fast-slow thing – it’s like you can fit a whole practice into one song if you only had 4 minutes.
When can you practice with Elizabeth?