just liz, please.
I believe in kindness, truth, and miracles.
Life humbly ushered me to a yoga class and one Friday evening in San Francisco my life forever changed.
In a room with 200 strangers I moved, breathed, sweat, and surrendered. I had no idea what I was doing, yet walked home that evening and thought, "Whatever THAT was, thank you." For the first time in a long time I felt at home. Since that moment I have practiced, studied, lived, and taught the path and practices of yoga to the best of my ability and from my whole heart.
I believe teaching is a conversation, not a monologue. I am here to see you and be with you with an open heart, open eyes, and open palms. I teach from a relevant and practical foundation while weaving in wisdom teachings that have been handed down to me from my teachers. I believe in collective consciousness and our universal heart - and tap into both to teach and guide. Caveat: I am also drawn to levity and absurdity, as laughter is real good medicine.
In January of 2020, my partner Greg and I opened Love Bird Yoga in downtown Redmond, Oregon and bring yoga and meditation - in many forms and styles - to our sweet and thriving town. We are the little yoga studio that could in the little town that can!
Everyone has unique gifts to share and we strive to celebrate every person who walks through our door. Our mission at Love Bird Yoga is for all beings to be happy, healthy, and free from suffering. And for all beings to be seen, valued, respected, and to know love.
My daily intention
I bow to the path and
practices of yoga.
May the efforts I make,
the words I speak,
and the actions I take -
change, heal, and restore our world.
workshops | trainings | retreats
Let's learn, grow, and evolve together.
January - June 2022
Yoga is a mindful practice of living and being and after 3,000+ years is still potent, relevant, and needed now more than ever. At its core, studying yoga is the study of life and self. Throughout our time together, you'll peal away layers, discover your authentic self, and learn how to offer your gifts and light to the world. This training is offered by myself and Heather Kulikowsky - a fellow yoga teacher, friend, and Yoga therapist.
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January 1st, 9:00-10:30am
Join me and community to create and commit to your sankalpa (intention) for the new year. This special offering includes guided meditation, self-reflection, asana, and ceremony. You will journey from setting an intention to aligning your heart/soul/mind with it. You will receive tools and guidance to step into dedication, devotion, and action and learn to LIVE into your sankalpa.
Arrive ready to ask your heart what it longs for; the answer is there when you listen. You'll leave with a clearer vision for the year ahead, and an intention bracelet to serve as a reminder.
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Tuesday evenings from January 11th - February 7th, 6:45-7:45pm
Join me for a four week series to explore the 8 Limbed Path of Yoga - from the moral and ethical guidelines (yamas and niyamas) to meditation and mindfulness, and everything in between. Learn how to live your yoga both on and off the yoga mat through accessible and relevant teachings.
Each week includes lecture, discussion, and experiential learning. This workshop includes a workbook that will be used throughout our time together - including reflection questions, yogic terminology, and more.
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I am committed to making yoga accessible for all and every. I offer discounts on my classes, retreats, and trainings for anyone whom finances are a roadblock.
I am committed to collaboration, not competition. I have intentionally chosen to collaborate with woman-owned businesses and non-profits, and local non-profits. Let's meet for tea or coffee and talk about how we can work with and support one another.