After Elisabeth's youngest son Ezra was born with unexpected health issues, they spent most of his first year being housebound to protect his fragile immune system due to a rare form of leukemia and a serious medical condition called Noonan Syndrome. In the fall of 2014 when Ezra was healthy enough for Elisabeth to leave the house again, she craved physical activity and community, which led her to try Baptiste yoga. The practice was completely transformational for her. It introduced her to an amazing community of friends and mentors. It challenged her, empowered her, energized her, and brought her peace after a very rough time in her life. She quickly realized that this practice was something she wanted to share with the world and made it her intention to expand her knowledge of Baptiste yoga and to train to become a teacher. Elisabeth attended Art of Assisting and All Day Immersion in the summer of 2015. And after becoming increasingly aware of the WVPY community's desire and need for kids yoga classes, she felt inspired to attend Baptiste Yoga's first ever Kids Teacher Training in the fall of 2015. With a lifelong passion for teaching children and as a mother of two young boys, she believes the tools Baptiste yoga offers us as adults could be even more life-changing if brought to people at an early age. With a focus on movement, mindfulness, creativity, and play, Elisabeth is passionate about making yoga fun and accessible for all ages. She feels so blessed to be able to serve this community by co-creating the kids yoga program at WVPY.Elisabeth furthered her training to teach adults in the spring of 2016 when she completed Expand Your Power 200 hour Baptiste Teacher Training. Her teaching style is both deeply grounded and lighthearted, helping to bring peace and playfulness to her students' practice.When Elisabeth isn't deep in her own practice, teaching, or creating fun lesson plans for the kiddos, you can find her making up silly songs to sing with her boys Judah and Ezra (life at the Parker house is a bit like a musical), riding bikes and traveling with her best friend/husband Josh, dabbling in graphic and interior design, and blogging to spread awareness about Noonan Syndrome and childhood cancer.