About The Teacher

Born and raised in New York, my yoga journey began in 2009. After suffering a back injury from weight lifting I started exploring different yoga classes in the gym. Along with my newfound love of yoga, I also attended The Institute of Culinary Education and received my Culinary Arts & Management degree. Food and yoga became my two passions.

After a few years of bouncing in and out of the kitchens, I found myself back in the food industry but on the purchasing side. Stress and anxiety became much of my daily life. Yoga balanced the volatility of the food industry. My mat met me exactly where I was at, it always does. I started to focus on my breath and bringing it back to the breath and being fully present in class. Instead of holding my breath, I let the breath guide me into each pose, it became a moving meditation; a dance of the soul.

In 2015 I decided to commit to a 200 hour yoga teacher training in Vinyasa with Yoga Medicine, lead by Tiffany Cruikshank. A truly amazing spiritual journey of vulnerability and self discovery. The training solidified my passion to guide others on their own journeys to ignite their true self with confidence and joy! I share from my heart, through my classes you will laugh, play and flow into bliss.

I wanted to be able to blend my two passions of food and yoga together. From there, Bend and Brunch was born. Bend and Brunch is an energizing, fun yoga class followed by a delicious brunch spread. Adding to my love of travel into the mix, my fiancé and I created Wanderlove Escapes; hosting yoga retreats with an emphasis on unique adventures in breathtaking destinations.

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s what you learn on the way down!”

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I am an oncology nurse and a few long time patients have died recently. I need to rejuvenate and return to my breath! Elizabeth

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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