A few of Elsa’s credentials listed below;
200+ hr yoga alliance yoga teacher training at yoga society of San Francisco.
Certified in massage therapy from San Francisco school of massage.
Sat 2+ 10 day S.N. Goenka vipassana meditation retreats. The link contains videos. Also a video here of S.N. Goenka answering; What is vippassana?
Completed the "art of being human" level one training in shambhala meditation.
Certified in " iam " meditation, integrated amrita meditation technique, by amritanandamayi math.
Lead trainer in Yoga One’s 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Sat in direct attendance (in person) teachings and darshan with teachers such as Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Mata Amritanandamayi, Sogyal Rimpoche, and the 14th Dalai Lama.
As well as numerous influential and priceless yoga instructors and students that have cultured my practice and life.
Elsa Wadsworth E-RYT
I am an Alexandria native. I have been practicing yoga for 10+ years. My passion for yoga is ever growing, and it never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Yoga continues to reveal itself to me, and me to myself! I am trained in Ashtanga style yoga, (the 'grandfather' to styles such as vinyasa, flow, power yoga, hot yoga, bikram yoga). I also love and study Iyengar yoga.
My teaching style draws from my personal experience on the mat and all of my training. I do not strictly adhere to one tradition but rely on them to inform me, my instruction, and what I share with my fellow practitioners.
My style could be described as alignment based vinyasa, or slow flow, as I take the opportunities I have in class for teaching moments, and am creative in engaging students. I like to take, and make, time for the student to connect to their practice and explore how we can deepen that connection.
Going on 2,000 (1500+) teaching hours of experience I have the intention to provide a integrated, safe & fun yoga practice to any 'body' that is ready to take the journey. A journey I see to be a transformational one!
I also practice and love meditation, I love that it is 100% experiential, just like yoga! And really, it is yoga, it sits at the root of all 'postures' or 'asanas' and our practice. It is said that all yoga practices are performed to prepare the body & mind for meditation. I offer meditation techniques based in working with the breath and mindful awareness.
Elsa is honored when the opportunity arises for her to study with her teacher and friend Katy Olson of Body Mind center in Fergus Falls, MN.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 925-895-5724.