Elissa is a seasoned movement educator with more than 15 years of teaching experience and over 1000 hours of formal training in yoga, functional movement, anatomy, biomechanics, mindfulness, and self-care.
Her integrative approach draws from her extensive training and mentorships with master teachers, insights gained from years of working with students of all levels and abilities, continued immersive studies, and a deep commitment to her practice and personal development. She holds certifications from Ana Forrest, Jill Miller, and Jules Mitchell as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art.
She is known for her articulate, yet soothing and intuitive manner of teaching along with her ability to skillfully guide intelligent, inspiring classes in a relatable, relevant, and accessible way.
Prior to entering the fitness, yoga, and wellness industry, Elissa worked in a variety of capacities in business and production environments, from fine art darkroom printing to branding project coordinator and Human Resources assistant. While these different roles were an important part of her professional growth, she also gained personal experience of how the stressors, repetitive movements, and effects of habitual posturing of the workplace can impact health and well-being.
With her background, training, and expertise grounded in anatomy and informed by years of teaching experience, Elissa creates effective movement and self-care programs for busy professionals and corporate teams from a place of personal understanding, insight, and compassion.