Liz moved to Padova from London in 2006, as the result of a conscious lifestyle change
and career choice. Liz had been introduced to Bikram yoga in San Diego, USA, in 1998,
by a dear friend, who knew exactly what she needed to combat the extreme demands of
her fast London lifestyle and stressful fashion career.
Bikram Yoga soon arrived in London, and Liz became hooked on the hugely positive
physical, mental and emotional benefits she gained from her regular practice. As Bikram
Yoga grew internationally, Liz was also able to practice during her frequent work trips to
New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Paris, and even organize her vacations around
Bikram locations in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Rome.
For over a decade, Liz dreamed of teaching and sharing the amazing benefits of Bikram
Yoga; over that time, the significant physical, medical, emotional, logistical and even
financial obstacles which appeared to conspire against Liz's plans, have in fact all
served as precious challenges, not only to reinforce the therapeutic benefits that she felt
from Bikram Yoga, but also to prove Liz's risolve to realise her dream.
One such obstacle was an accident in London in 2002, following which Liz narrowly
escaped the amputation of her left arm. Fortunately, a leading UK orthopedic surgeon
reluctantly accepted the challenge of
putting Liz's shoulder and arm back together. The prognosis was not good: Liz's arm
would at worst be paralysed, at best she would have 30% use. Contrary to all
expectations, Liz slowly regained over 90% use of her arm, thanks not only to the
amazing surgeon who gave her a second chance, but also thanks to a slow, determined
and painstaking recovery with Bikram yoga. Liz now relies on Bikram yoga to keep her
arm strong and healthy.
Liz also relies on Bikram yoga as a therapy by which to combat the painful and
debilitating effects of a fractured, displaced coccyx, scoliosis, arthritis, and severe post
operative internal scar tissue.
Last but not least, Liz realized that through continued and regular practice, she is also
able to eliminate her chronic migraines, water retention, and bad lifestyle habits.
Liz graduated as a Bikram Yoga Teacher in Fall 2014, and is dedicated to sharing her
experience as yogi and teacher, in the hope of helping others in the same way that
Bikram yoga continues, every day, to help her.