Liz is a California native and became a Pacific Northwest transplant in 1991 after completing her BA in sociology from Pitzer College. She lived in Bend where she worked in the field of social work, studied floral design, and basked in the outdoors.
Her bodywork has ranged in scope. She has worked with osteopaths, chiropractors, and naturopaths providing medical massage, she has worked in spa settings, and she has had a home-based practice.
In 1995, after being a student of yoga for more than a decade, Liz took her first yoga teacher training and subsequently completed a yearlong apprenticeship. Her yoga teaching and practice have been influenced by Iyengar Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Anusara Yoga, and Viniyoga.
She was selected to participate in a yearlong mediation internship through Resolutions Northwest where she built skills in listening, reflecting, and community-building. She is a lover of poetry and Buddhist Psychology as well as a student of Compassionate/Non-violent Communication.