"What I learned from yoga is that it's not about the form and posture. It's how you engage in the posture."When you engage in the posture rather than trying to create a form, you are free to be where you are." Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
RPYT, YACEP, Elyse Chaya-Bracha Adelson, ERYT, DIRECTOR 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga mama, run commuter, self care advocate, explorer & educator of movement , meditation, & magic.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (the study of Human Movement) 1999 & Education with a minor in Psychology in 2000. Teaching fitness movement classes since 1995, and a former white water rafting guide, I tried yoga as a dare after my ski conditioning class in 2000. Since then , yoga has been a paddle in the ebb and flow of life. In 2005, I completed my first 200 hr Teacher Training certification at CorePower Yoga in Vinyasa style, where I taught all levels of CorePower, Yoga Sculpt, and Vinyasa Styles. Also, I was certified in Budokon (yoga & martial arts) , YogaEd (yoga for children) & completed 300 hr Anusara Yoga teacher training. In my continuous learning, I have training and experience in Hot Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yin, Yoga Sculpt, Restorative and Therapeutics. Life led me to hike, practice and teach yoga with various teachers , 6 months amongst the colorfull chaos of Northern India and Nepal. In 2015, I completed 300hr Yoga Therapeutics with Rachel Krentzman ( RPT, E-RYT of Embody Physical Therapy & Yoga) (2015) , Thai Massage Flow with Erin Kammerer (2016), and Mat Pilates Certification (September 2017). I learn with Livia Cohen-Shapiro on How toCreate a Psychologically Sound Yoga Classroom and recently completed TRE (Tension & Release Exercises) Module 1. A former yoga teacher trainer for Kinneret Yoga Teacher Training, 3 years, I teach continuing education workshops and 200 hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings- Upcoming training Summer 2018 in Jerusalem.
When I'm not teaching, I'm an avid runner (placed 3rd Israeli women Jerusalem Marathon 2017 and training for my first Ultra!), explorer of the outdoors, a curious cook , and enjoying one of my greatest teachers of all ,my daughter, Anava.