I was born and raised in Queens New York, a sea of cultural diversity that strongly influenced my interest in world teachings. I moved to Upstate New York for my college education, where 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 hatha yoga studies officially began in 2006 through the Ashtanga system, primarily with Michael Stein, former owner of Ashtanga Yoga in New Paltz, NY. I received my RYT-200 through this lineage in 2012. I began training within the Embodied Flow™ system in 2015, through which I received my RYT-500 in January 2017. Founded by Tara Judelle and Dr. 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. I graduated the 1025 hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher program in 2015. I make annual visits to the SomaVeda® College of Natural Medicine: Thai Yoga Center to continue my studies under Aachan Dr. Anthony James and senior teachers of the SomaVeda® system. I fuse my teaching of Embodied Flow™ with SomaVeda® Integrated Traditional Therapies 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.
My private practice is focused on therapeutic programs for individuals seeking to deepen their connection to self through yogic wisdom and holistic healing. I strive to support development of holistic self care practices for clients with an emphasis on Thai Ayurveda and Western Herbalism. I gain constant inspiration from time spent in nature. Leading classes, workshops and trainings in movement education and commitment to life studentship in the field fuels my desire to continuously share these practices. I am dedicated to liberating the spirit which lies within each of us.
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Elizabeth Gross BA/CATP/CTI/YT
- 2011: Bachelor of Arts in Women & Gender Studies from SUNY New Paltz (BA)
- 2011: Bachelor of Arts in Italian Cultural Studies from SUNY New Paltz (BA)
- 2012: Ashtanga Yoga 200HR (YT)
- 2015: SomaVeda® Certified Advanced Thai Yoga Practicioner (CATP)
- 2015: SomaVeda® Certified Thai Yoga Instructer (CTI)
- 2017: Embodied Flow™ Yoga 300HR (YT)