Elissa was introduced to yoga in 1999 and realized early on the sense of well being both physically and mentally that it brought to her. In 2004, she moved to Murrieta where she met Ashley Fiala and was introduced to an alignment heart based Yoga. Elissa immediately felt deeply connected and as her passion for this practice grew, so did her desire to share it with others.

Elissa began teaching in 2006 and completed a two hundred hour training program based on physical alignment, Tantric philosophy, and Therapeutics. She continues her yoga education through participating in trainings, workshops, and a personal practice both on and off of the mat. She currently is a 500 Hour RYT Teacher.  Elissa likes to bring a light hearted playful approach to her practice with the intention of connecting with her students. She also has much gratitude for all of life’s challenges and experiences as they have contributed to her growth. She looks forward to each and every day and hopes to inspire others to find the light within themselves. 

Elissa is a hairdresser by trade and lives in Murrieta with her husband Dave and their beautiful daughter Samantha. She enjoys camping at the beach or the desert with her family and friends, snowboarding, riding dirtbikes, cooking and living each and every day to its fullest.