LISA HELFER ELGHAZI, FOUNDER

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Lisa Pose 1webLisa Helfer Elghazi, M.A., R.Y.T., founded Yoga for Weddings in 2006. The company has been featured in Time Magazine, Glamour Magazine, The New York Times, Yoga Journal, New York Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom, Rocky Mountain Bride, Bridal Guide Magazine, Brides Magazine UK, The Savvy Source, Bridalwave Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Abcofyoga.com, Yogafinder.com, Aisledash.com, Yogahub.com, Neoboda.com, Mywedding.com, Fitsugar.com, Neoboda.com, Candbseen.com, Bridesinthecity.com and on KDKA radio and Wedding T.V. (UK).

Lisa began practicing yoga at the age of twelve. She was certified as a Yoga Alliance instructor in 2002, after completing Synergy Yoga Center’s training program in Miami, Florida. She also completed a 75-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa training program in 2003 at Shiva Shala in New York City with Manju Jois. Lisa has continued to study yoga with some of the top teachers in the United States and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She teaches privately and in a large class setting; her vigorous and creative flowing vinyasa classes are catered to individual needs and levels. Each class contains the following components: breath/pranayama, meditation, asana, and mudra. Lisa has taught at the following yoga centers, wedding destinations, and retreat centers, Synergy Yoga Center (Florida), Shiva Shala (New York), Lotus Music and Dance (New York), Captain Whidbey Inn (Washington), The Studio Loft (California), The Baby Clubhouse (California) Sahale Retreat Center (Washington), and Wallace Falls Lodge (Washington).

Lisa also has over 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, and writing. She has a B.A. in Communications and Eastern European History from Western Washington University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from The City University of New York.

Photo Credit: Hanmi Hubbard Meyer at http://h2meyer.com