Elizabeth Brown

Steeped in Grace is both an invitation and an offering: Come step more fully into your own experience through the practice of asana, meditation, and pranayama..

Twenty years ago, Elizabeth began the study and practice of yoga; for over ten years, she has been teaching yoga and meditation nationally in San Francisco and Cambridge, as well as internationally in Asia, South America, and Africa.

A writer and musician, Elizabeth has a Master’s Degree in Education and English; in 1994-5 she developed and launched a public reading program in Zimbabwe.  From 1996-2006 she created and taught writing and literature courses for students ages 13-24 in San Francisco.

In 2002, Elizabeth met Sianna Sherman and Noah Maze, brilliant therapeutic yoga teachers, and began formal studies with them to earn over 1000 certification hours of teacher training in yoga therapeutics.

2006 led her to Saigon, Vietnam to teach yoga for full time and introduce the Anusara method to the yoga communities in Vietnam and Cambodia. She went on to Ganeshpuri, India, to offer seva for four months before continuing on to Burma/Mynamar, for a ten day silent Vipassana meditation retreat and a month of travel throughout the country with her Burmese doctor friends.

Since 2007 Elizabeth has led national and international yoga and meditation retreats for students to grow deeper roots in the practice and application of the teachings. National teaching venues include The Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies in Medford, MA and weekend retreats in Vermont; international retreat venues include Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam and week long retreats for three years in a row in Tulum, Mexico; in 2010 a twelve day retreat in Peru and Bolivia with students from all over the world included raising money for and building solar ovens at 14,000 feet on the Bolivian Altiplano, in collaboration with a struggling farming community who live above tree line, without running water or electricity. January 2012 included teaching ten days of yoga therapeutics in Kampala, Uganda, and a four day retreat in Arusha, Tanzania.

Elizabeth has studied with Dr. Douglas Brooks, one of the world’s leading scholars of Hindu Tantrism and Rajanaka Yoga for over seven years, and is grateful for his potent guidance and inspiring friendship.

With pranams for all of her teachers and mentors, she bows especially to Sarah Powers, her first teacher, who cultivates unwavering assimilation and integration of the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin, and Vipassana traditions. Elizabeth is currently studying Sanskrit at Harvard.

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