Founding Soul Growth Mentor . . .
EMBRACING THE DIVINE FEMININE
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Elise holds a Master's Degree in Education from The University of South Carolina. Formerly a high school art teacher, Elise combines her background in teaching with her passion for yoga as a professionally certified yoga instructor. She has practiced and studied many lineages of yoga including Ashtangha, Anusaura, Bikram, Baptiste, Dru, Hatha, Iyengar, Kripalu, Sivananda and Vinyasa.
Elise's teachings draw from the well-spring of each of these styles. Elise received her 200 hour YTT certification from White Lotus Institute in Santa Barbara, California, and her 500 hour level Certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Elise is a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor via the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, NM. Elise is a level 2 Reiki practitioner, and a Certified Relax and Renew TM, restorative yoga instructor.
Elise began practicing yoga 20 years ago to help relieve stress as a high school teacher in a difficult school setting. As a young mother she used yoga and Ayurveda to heal from a chronic illness for which doctors gave her little hope. Since that time, yoga and healing has developed into a passion; one she has been powerfully moved to share.
Elise began teaching yoga in Paris,France, in 2006, and is currently the owner of Shining Lotus Yoga and Wellness in Kohler, Wisconsin. She is a happily married mother of 2 children.
Elise is passionate about cooking and eating natural foods, and has developed an eating plan inspired by the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. She has authored a book based on this plan entitled 40 Days to Enlightened Eating released November, 2012 . Elise regularly teaches a 6 week course based on this book.