About Me

DSC_2486Born in Baltimore, Maryland, I’ve lived abroad since 2001, with time spent in the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Kosovo, before moving to London in 2007. First drawn to yoga as a philosophy student over 25 years ago, yoga has been instrumental in finding balance in my own life.

My studies of yoga include a variety of internationally renowned teachers and schools, most notably the Jivamukti and Iyengar yoga methods, which I’ve been practicing for over 15 years. My vinyasa classes are infused with a passion for music, attention to alignment and awareness of the breath. Hands-on, intelligent adjustments are a unique aspect of my classes intended to give the practitioner a better understanding of correct alignment, body use, and their own physical potential and limitation. Above all else, I approach life and teaching from a place of compassion and earnestness.

In 2010 I was recommended to see a Rolfer® after having a chronic shoulder injury. I didn’t know what Rolfing was at that time, but I came to find out that it was a practice of releasing deep connective tissues in the body that find their way into complicated holding patterns from regular physical and emotional life strains. It made a lot of sense to me, as I had been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis as a little girl, which had developed into a life-threatening liver disease in my eary thirties. Four years after having been Rolfed for my first time, I have not only received a liver transplant, but I have since become a Rolfer, because it changed my life in the same way that yoga has. It is a transformation process and a re-education about how to be with ease in the body, and I now work as a Rolfer as well as a yoga teacher and craniosacral therapist.

When I’m not on the mat, teaching or sinking my fingers into fascia, I’m most likely to be found with my 4 year old son at Planet Organic.

Curriculum Vitae in Brief

Yoga
2011-Present. Teach open yoga classes at The Life Centre and Indaba Yoga Studio and privately by appointment.

2007-2011. Taught at Jivamukti Yoga London, where I completed my apprenticeship with Durga Devi. During this time I also taught at Triyoga.

2007. Taught yoga to local Albanians and UN employees in Kosovo, and for WarChild.

2007. Jivamukti Teacher Certification, New York, USA.

Influences. Over the years have been inspired in the repeated presence of Richard Freeman, Tias Little, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Yogeswari, Lady Ruth, Alaric Newcombe and Rusty Wells, as a short list.

Bodywork
2012-2014 certification as a qualified Rolfer® with BARSI (the British Academy for Rolfing and Structural Integration)

2007-present. Working in various capacities as alternative therapist; most recently seeing clients at Indaba Yoga Studio and privately for Rolfing and craniosacral therapy.

2009. Craniosacral Certification, College of Craniosacral Therapy, London.

2008. Yoga Bugs Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification.

2007. Thai Massage 90 hour Certification, Sunshine House, Greece.

Prior to this time I was a creative director in advertising.

For an extended CV or references, please contact Lizzie.

5 responses

  1. lizzie you wont know my name but I have been coming to your classes in islington and then Notting hill recently and was so struck by what a great teacher you are. I am so shocked to hear of your bad news . I am sending you love and positive thoughts and look forward to you back in the yoga room cos you have a gift. much love and strength which by the way emanates from you. Gaby Dellal

  2. Lizzie, you’ll come through and shine even brighter. My thoughts are with you. Til very soon. Lots love. suzi

  3. Dear Lizzie

    I am a friend of Maria and John’s who told me about you on a few days ago.

    Are you available to talk today? I’d really like to speak with you. I am reachable on kimberlyloh@hotmail.co.uk or 07889 322696.

    With warmest wishes and healing love

    Kim

  4. Lizzie,
    I wish you the best. I have enjoyed reading your blog; you are amazing. You write so well from your heart. I feel for you in your struggle with your liver ailment. I will be praying and pulling for you to get the liver transplant soon.

    Keep the breaths going and be in the present moment.

    Bruce

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