Yoga for Health and Relaxation:
Liz offers private and small group sessions (1-3 people) out of her home studio. All sessions are also available as virtual offerings via Zoom, FaceTime, or Microsoft Teams. Yoga sessions may include asana (physical postures), meditation, and breathing exercises. Each class is intuitively designed to meet the specific needs of the individual or group.
When guided through ceremony by Liz, you will learn more about the uses and benefits of cacao, experience the ceremonial preparation and consumption of it, and be safely and lovingly led through a gentle yet powerful meditative and heart opening journey.
Liz also offers full and half day yoga retreats for small groups. Gather your friends or colleagues and arrange for a special day of yoga, meditation, and community. Activities will be tailored to the group’s wants and needs, and may include gentle or restorative yoga, cacao ceremonies, earth medicine wheel, make and take projects with essential oils, and various other offerings.
Offerings and Rates:
Private & Small Group Yoga (1-3 People):
60 minutes for $60 or 90 minutes for $100
Guided Meditation: 30 minutes for $45
Sessions for groups larger than 3 people may also be arranged. Rates depend on group size and available space.
Cacao Ceremony: 60 minutes. $35 per person
Day Retreat: $175-$200 per person depending on included activities and available space.
Cozy Cabin Retreats
Liz also offers small group retreats out of her cabin in the Wyoming Mountains. Situated West of Laramie, in beautiful, historical Medicine Bow Forest, the Lake Creek Lodge offers the perfect tranquil getaway to unplug from the business of everyday life and allow yourself space for peace and quiet reflection. Built in 1908, the Lodge used to function as a hotel, restaurant, and bar for travelers. It has undergone updates to offer the modern comforts of home, while still maintaining its rustic atmosphere and cozy log cabin feeling.
Time spent in nature is a central part of retreat offerings at the Lodge. Enjoy peaceful walks along the creek, outdoor yoga and meditation, and ceremonial style gatherings around the campfire. Allow the fresh mountain air to help restore balance and peace to your mind, body, and soul.
Some styles of yoga classes taught by Liz:
Gentle yoga is a hidden gem. It is appropriate for a wide spectrum of yoga practitioners and moves at a slow and steady pace, and is designed to be more gentle on the joints and muscles. Asanas (postures) take place primarily on the floor, lying down or seated, and there may only be a few standing poses, if any at all.
Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation by allowing the body to be fully supported with the aid of props. Postures are held for longer periods of time (5-10 minutes), allowing the nervous system to reach a deeper state of balance and restore function to the organ systems of the body.
Hatha yoga is a fundamental style of yoga that focuses on healthy spinal alignment. Hatha combines a variety of body postures (standing, seated, lying down), breathing techniques, and meditation, with a goal of bringing about a strong, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind.
Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
Nidra is a guided meditation focusing on body awareness, usually done lying in supported savasana on your back. Intended to induce full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness, it soothes the central nervous system. Benefits include reduced anxiety, stress, insomnia, and support for healing from trauma.
Yoga for Health and Healing
While all yoga benefits every system of the body, there are times when we need special attention. This form of yoga is for those with an injury, disease process, post operative recovery, or emotional and mental health concern. Class is gentle and restorative, and props are used as needed to modify postures.
Cacao is the purest form of chocolate in its most raw and natural state after being harvested and before being heavily processed into the sugary candy we’re most familiar with. It has been used for thousands of years as a spiritual awakener, heart opener, and meditation enhancer. Consuming cacao in ceremony combines its natural health benefits with traditions and rituals designed to further promote its heart opening qualities and deepen your meditation experience.
Some Occasions for a Cacao Ceremony:
Weekend/evening gathering with friends
Work/Co-Workers Retreat Activity
Full or New Moon Ceremony
Solstice or Equinox Ceremony
Continuing Education Courses:
As an E-RYT 200, Liz also offers continuing education classes for yoga teachers, available for credits with Yoga Alliance.
How to Guide Yoga Nidra:
Learn all about the benefits and practice of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” including how to guide others through this unique relaxing meditation, and experience a guided session for yourself.
Mudras and Meditation:
Mudras are symbolic gestures practiced with the hands and fingers that can be used to help facilitate the flow of energy within the subtle body. In this class, you will learn how mudras enhance meditation and direct energy flow within the body, as well as experience and practice some common mudras and how to apply them to your intention.
Additional topics available by request
Guiding Yoga for Special Physical Needs:
Learn how to guide a yoga class designed to meet the unique requirements of people with a variety of special physical needs, decreased mobility, chronic disease processes, or recovery from injuries. Experience modifications and the use of props to help make yoga accessible to Every Body.
Health Benefits of Yoga:
- Promotes Health and Wellbeing
- Helps with pain management
- Encourages mental clarity
- Releases stress and tension
- Improves sleep
- Helps to aide digestion
- Strengthens self-esteem
- Heightens self-awareness and intuition
- Relieves depression
- Reduces anxiety
- Promotes relaxation
- Offers support for substance abuse recovery