Bio

Jennifer Elliott ERYT-500, C-IAYT, began her journey with the body and movement 20 years ago. In the early 2000’s she worked as a massage therapist and a yoga instructor. She continued her studies on the body and attended LMU to become a certified yoga therapist in 2008. Since then she has co-developed 2 yoga schools, is a YogaWorks teacher trainer and developed her own Yoga Anatomy and Yin Yoga Trainings.

In addition to teaching Vinyasa and Yin style classes, she practices yoga therapy with private clients, including many professional athletes. This led her to the creation of “Yoga for Cyclists and Everyone Else,” a DVD to help cyclists and other athletes build core strength and flexibility. In 2016 she appeared on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” when she was the yoga instructor for the L.A. Rams.

Jennifer believes in the trans-formative power of yoga through physical practice, self-study and contemplation. It is through these methods that she blends her skills to create seamless and challenging classes, hoping to aide her students on their path to health and contentment. For those who are ready for the next step, she shares her knowledge through her workshops and teacher trainings.

Website

JenniferElliottYoga.com

 

 

Get to know jennifer

Who/what inspired you to teach yoga?
When I was 17 I graduated high school a year early and moved from New Mexico to Michigan. I enrolled in the local community college and started taking courses. My english professor told me I should write my paper on yoga and meditation. She even gave me a stack of books for my paper and sent me to a yoga class at the University. I was young and didn't really understand yoga or why she thought I should research this subject. It seemed strange that she would even give me the tools to write it. I think she intuitively knew it was my path. A year later I was in San Diego and saw an intro to yoga class and decided to sign up. That was it, I never looked back! Within a year I was training to become a yoga teacher.
If you weren't a yoga teacher, what would you be?
If I wasn't a teacher I think I would be a dog walker! I love animals and I often think of running an animal sanctuary or finding other ways I can be around animals.
Tell us something most people do not know about you.
I used to be an avid rock climber. The highest I've climbed is almost 1,000 feet!
Besides yoga, what do you do to keep a healthy lifestyle?
I've been vegan for about 6 years and I was pescatarian (only ate fish and some dairy) for the last 20 years. Organic, local and non-GMO foods are important to me. I love cooking when I have the time and enjoy finding new ways to enjoy real food.