Liz began her yoga practice in 2006 and completed teacher training at Wake Up Yoga in 2017. Initially, she was drawn to yoga purely for the physical aspects — it felt perfectly suited to her hyper-mobile body — but she was immediately drawn in by the rich history and life-changing capabilities of the practice. Liz's classes are upbeat, energetic explorations of movement in a supportive and positive environment. She is inspired by her belief that yoga is beneficial and accessible to everybody and every body, with the capacity to strengthen and heal both physically and mentally.
Do you have a "day job"?
I have my doctorate in physical therapy and work in a hospital with acutely ill/injured people. I love making connections with people, learning their stories, and helping them regain confidence in their bodies and their abilities to move. Before returning to graduate school for PT, I worked as a graphic designer in the publishing industry for over ten years. I love continuing with design work to stay on top of my creative game, I also enjoy painting and drawing in my little pockets of spare time.
What's your family like?
My husband Jason and I share a home in South Philly with a ridiculous amount of rescue animals: an elderly blind dog named Pup who is the embodiment of Santosha, despite all the challenges life has thrown at him, and a chunky pit bull named Jane who is 90% feelings and 10% street snacks. Cats also live with us. They exist solely to destroy everything we own.
What music do you enjoy most?
I like most music, especially new wave, chillwave, shoegaze, and electropop. Kylie Minogue also holds a very dear place in my heart, as well as Duran Duran and the Pet Shop Boys. I've also gotten involved in more than one intense debate over whether Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" is the best song every recorded in the history of humankind.