Liz, co-founder of emPower School of Yoga, stumbled into her first yoga class in 2005. She had no idea how quickly she would be hooked, loving both the challenge of the physical practice and the deeper emotional benefits. Those two components continue to draw her back to the mat.
As a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga instructor (E-RYT 500), Liz has completed both her 200- and 500-hour trainings under Baron Baptiste and now travels to assist these trainings and programs around the world. She has also studied under Live Love Teach founders Philip Urso, Debbie Williamson, and Stacy Dockins.
Her style of teaching is an invigorating power vinyasa class that she developed through these formal trainings as well as through nearly a decade of being a student herself. A native Nashvillian, Liz draws inspiration from the many talented teachers she has practiced with in her hometown. She also learns a great deal from her own students and hopes to challenge and inspire them to seek personal growth both on their mat and in everyday life.
With her belief that yoga can happen anywhere, Liz founded Small World Yoga, a non-profit dedicated to making yoga accessible to more people in the Nashville community. Liz is passionate about both the Nashville and global yoga community and has been involved with multiple events, trainings, and fundraising efforts. She travels to Kenya to assist a Baptiste training for Africa Yoga Project (AYP) teachers and currently serves as an AYP mentor.
Liz also co-owns Nashville Paddle Company and can often be found on the lake in the summer teaching yoga on stand-up paddle boards. She also organizes the Music City Yoga Festival and Nashville's International Day of Yoga, both of which bring together the local yoga community.