Liz Leipold MS, C-IAYT 800 hr
Liz has been a teacher/coach/guide most of her life. Pursuing the world of adaptive skiing in the late 70’s lead to creation of our local Adaptive Ski/Snowboard program, and becoming a trainer/examiner with PSIA, training instructors from around the Rocky Mountains as well as in New Zealand. Earning a Master of Science in Occupational therapy and specialty in Sensory Integration, led her to her to discover “Yoga Calm”, and the effect yoga has on the mind/body and entire nervous system.
Liz ventured to the Bihar World Yoga convention in India with friends then began a life long journey studying the science of yoga.
Liz is a graduate of the Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy 800-hour Certification Program, earning a certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
She began her training certifications with Shambhala Yoga, YogaKids International, Satyananda Yoga Nidra, and iRest Yoga Nidra. Additional Yoga Therapy studies include: Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Yoga for Arthritis, Yoga for Parkinson’s, Yoga for Low Back Pain, Reiki Level 1 and Qigong for Yoga.
Liz integrates her education and backgrounds emphasizing overall health and wellness with gentle well rounded yoga classes. She merges eastern and western philosophies, anatomy and health science to help students experience physical, mind/intellectual and emotional wellbeing. Variations/adaptations are offered for postures and movements as well as breathing techniques and mudra to regulate the nervous system with a goal to improve overall health and wellness.
She teaches both adult & children’s community classes as well as offers one on one private yoga therapy for individual needs. She is also a Professional Ski Instructor of America certified in both Alpine and Adaptive, and Adaptive Trainer/Examiner Emeritus with PSIA-RM.
Liz believes yoga fits nicely into all activities of daily living, sports, school, community, leisure, improving overall health and wellness. Yoga has been a continuous journey of learning and practice. She enjoys teaching all ages and abilities. She brings a love and enthusiasm for yoga to her classes. Interests also include alpine & backcountry skiing, hiking, nature and photography.
Liz can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.