A lifelong student of movement-arts and self exploration, Elizabeth has an intense love and enthusiasm for the practice in the tradition of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, which she learns through certified Ashtanga teacher, David Garrigues. Elizabeth began her study with David in 2011 several months before the official opening of the Philadelphia Shala.
Her practice has been unbroken and propelled by a deep desire to be grounded and established in the method. Elizabeth is the director AYS Philadelphia and continues study with David including assisting him in various projects, workshops and classes each year. She endeavors to share her love and knowledge of the practice with faith and devotion in the most clear, skillful, and purposeful ways possible. Her teaching is rooted in the belief that anyone can take practice, as has been the way of her teacher and her teacher’s teacher.