Born and raised in North Carolina, Elyssa moved to New York City in 2014 after graduating from college. Elyssa dabbled in yoga during her adolescent years, but soon after moving to the city, recognized the need to create more balance for herself. She turned to yoga which has sparked a constant curiosity and is a driving force in her life. Elyssa found her way to Yoga Shanti in 2015 and completed her first 200 hour training the following year. She has been practicing, studying, and sharing ever since. Elyssa’s classes emphasize thoughtful alignment and self-discovery. She aims to bring her nurturing disposition and sense of play to her students in a warm and open space. She is grateful to work with and continue to learn and grow from the teachers and students in the Yoga Shanti community!