Liz discovered yoga in 2008. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years. Liz had been fooled by the stereotypes of yoga and often stated, “I am a Marine, I am not doing yoga,” when many would suggest that she try yoga to help with the anxiety, muscle tension, and insomnia she had been experiencing since returning from Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2005. With nothing else “working,” Liz attended her first class and became captivated by the practice: “I felt like I was back in control of myself.” Liz earned her 200-hour yoga teaching certification in Boston, MA, and embarked on her journey of bringing the benefits of yoga to other Veterans.
Liz emphasizes the use of breath and mindful noticing in her classes in order to help students connect with the present moment and transfer the experience to everyday life. Liz incorporates many choices into her teachings to allow students to find their own comfort during class, whether the choice is to be with the breath, without movement, or to alternate between a yoga practice in the chair and on the mat.
In addition to her yoga practice and active work with several Veteran causes, Liz teaches math part-time at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Liz resides in Hellertown, PA with her husband and rescued dog.