Elisa has been teaching Yoga since 2005. She originates from Venezuela where she was a self-described adrenaline-seeking pro downhill mountain biker whose favorite band was Metallica. Aside from charging down mountains, Elisa was attending school full time to be a professional chef, until one day everything changed. She was in a motorcycle accident on the way to school that badly injured her leg. Eight surgeries later and unsure if she would ever be able to walk again, Elisa was introduced to yoga as part of her recovery. She had already taught aerobics and Pilates since she was 17 years old and after a successful recovery, she took a 200 hour teacher certification and began teaching yoga. Prior to coming to the United States, Elisa had her own studio and taught 7-8 classes per day. Outside of yoga, Elisa is a professional chef and although not quite as adrenaline seeking as downhill mountain biking, she enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Filipino Martial Arts. Elisa teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Breathe and fills in anywhere else we need her including her popular Mix-Up Monday "Ball Yoga" class.