Liz Kriz is a Certified Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. She recieved her yoga and Pilates training with Lesa Crocker of The Bodhi Tree Yoga and Pilates School in Charlotte. She has trained with Stephanie Keach, Phyllis Rollins, Lakshmi Voelker, Rolf Gates, Kaoverii Weber and other great yogis around Charlotte.
"I first found yoga in college and was hooked immediately! I loved the way my body felt after a class but the real benefits surfaced later in life when I needed the peace and even-ness that yoga created in my mind and spirit. I practice yoga for many reasons now. First, I want to walk and move with ease and as much comfort as I can while I age. I want to keep my body flexible and my joints working smoothly. I want to keep this physical body in good shape! Second, and probably most important, I need the stillness. The quiet smoothness of an calm and even spirit. In short, yoga helps my head feel good and my body too! I try to live my yoga by a quote from Yogi Bhajan, "there are two things you must do everyday in order to live a happy life. Sweat and Laugh!"
I have a husband, a second grader! 6 cats, 9 laying hens, a bunch of fish, a garden overgrown, and a whole lot of chaos! I love photogrpahy, reading, sewing, reading, just about any craft... I bellydance, I hoop, I'm 42... Come try yoga! It's fun!"
Liz teaches an eclectic mix of En Yoga ("en" means freedom in Sanskrit) that includes aspects of Kripalu, Iyengar, slow flow, vinyasa, kundalini, yin, mediation, mantra and the chakras. Liz loves to flow with the breath and have fun!
She is trained in yoga for seniors, certified in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, and is CPR and AED certified. Liz is also a Reiki III practitioner.
RYT 200 Yoga Alliance 2008
220 hour Hatha Yoga Certification. The Bodhi Tree Yoga and Pilates School. Charlotte NC 2008
In Process... 500 Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training with Rolf Gates
Reiki Master 2010
Introduction to iRest with Richard Miller at Duke University, March 2011
Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub, January 2011
Yin Yoga Certification at Asheville Yoga Center, 2010
Rolf Gates Workshop, Charlotte Yoga 2009
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Certification. Kripalu. Lenox MA. 2008
Yoga for Seniors. Duke Integrated Medicine. Durham NC 2008
CPR and AED Certified by the Red Cross since 2008
Certification in Beginner to Intermediate Classical Mat Pilates. The Bodhi Tree. Charlotte NC 2008