I was born and raised in Queens New York, a sea of cultural diversity that strongly influenced my interest in world teachings. When I moved to Upstate New York to pursue education in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, I retreated into the breathtaking landscape to heal as part of, and in reverence to, the natural world. As I deepened my healing process, mending wounds of disordered patterns which haunted my inner landscape, mindfulness became my guide. My practice is inspired by my time spent in nature and education in various yoga and somatic systems for over a decade. My experience leading classes, workshops and trainings in Hatha and Thai Yoga and commitment to life studentship in the field fuels my desire to continuously share these practices.
My hatha yoga studies officially began in 2006 through the Ashtanga system, primarily with Michael Stein, owner of Ashtanga Yoga in New Paltz, NY. I received my RYT-200 through this lineage in 2011 and have been teaching yoga regularly ever since. I began training within the Embodied Flow™ system in 2015, and received my RYT-500 in January 2017. Founded by master teachers Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons, Embodied Flow™ explores movement through fusion of somatic exploration, tantric philosophy and hatha yoga to experience yoga as a living art form.
An interest in holistic health and native healing arts led me to yoga therapy through the SomaVeda® College of Natural Medicine: Thai Yoga Center with a focus on Indigenous Thai Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy. I graduated the 1025 hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher program in 2015. I fuse my skills in somatic movement therapy with Thai Yoga Therapy to lead training and certification workshops, classes and retreats all over the world.
I am also a year-round instructor for Wild Earth, a wilderness education school in the Hudson Valley. I facilitate nature based programming for all ages with a focus on wildcrafting and woodworking.
I am blessed to call the intentional community Deer Creek Collective in Accord NY my home. Deer Creek is a collaborate effort to live in deep connection to the natural world. Upon Deer Creek land I support growth of organic herbs for use within my Integrative Thai Yoga Therapeutic practice.
I lead therapeutic programs for individuals seeking to deepen their connection to self through yogic wisdom and indigenous healing practices. Specializing in woman’s healthcare, I strive to support development of holistic self care practices rooted in Thai Ayurveda and Western folk herbalism.
I am dedicated to liberating the spirit which lies within each of us. Visit my blog, to read more stories and tools for radical self care and awareness of how we nourish ourselves and each other .
Elizabeth Gross (BA, CATP, CTI, RYT)
- Bachelor of Arts in Women & Gender Studies from SUNY New Paltz (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts in Italian Cultural Studies from SUNY New Paltz (BA)
- SomaVeda™ Certified Advanced Thai Yoga Practicioner (CATP)
- SomaVeda™ Certified Thai Yoga Instructer (CTI)
- Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
- Embodied Flow™ Yoga Teacher
I am available for group or private Hatha yoga instruction, Embodied Flow™ Yoga, Somaveda™ Thai Yoga Therapeutic Programs, and Somaveda™ Thai Yoga Training and Certification workshops.
SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Therapy and Embodied Flow™ Yoga
One-on-One Healing Sessions
My private SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Therapy and Embodied Flow™ Yoga sessions take a holistic approach to healing. I focus on creating a safe space to release negative emotions and invite loving kindness into the present moment. Private sessions are extremely beneficial for individuals who want to begin or effectively improve an already existing practice. These one-on-one sessions are perfect for seasoned yogis and beginners alike, offering in-depth attention to detail and modification according to your personal needs.
New York City
Union Square Health Collective
32 Union Square East, Suite 615 North
New York, NY 10003
Mid Hudson Valley
TUESdays + FRIdays
The Living Seed Yoga and Holistic Health Center
521 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561