The word Prajna is composed of two Sanskrit words: "Pra" which refers to that which is before, and "jna" which refers to knowledge. Together they mean before knowledge, profound knowledge. It can also be translated as intuitive wisdom, understanding, intelligence or discrimination. It is the wish of Prajna Yogi to assimilate this meaning into each yogi’s experience.
This beautiful insect represents change and transformation. The spirit of the dragonfly reminds us of our intuitive wisdom that is always present. The dragonfly starts out under the water, then departs into the air. The yogi as the dragonfly has the wisdom and freedom to propel themselves into the bright new world.
Elizabeth is a calm, patient teacher who helps everyone; beginner to expert. Thank you! V.C.
You are brilliant: your ease with Ayurvedic practice makes these sessions accessible and rewarding. The combinations of postures, breath, mudras and oral teaching bring effectiveness not only to the novice, but also to the experienced practitioner. Thank you! R.M.M.
Love the class! Appreciate you accommodating my special needs! You are the best! P.S.
The five sessions explored the five elements – each session was designed around these. I particularly loved the meditation part – which helped me quiet my mind. Elizabeth also helped us understand some of the basics of Ayurveda and the right drinks and foods to eat depending on our doshas. I also loved the scents and space in which we practiced. Namaste! – P.M.
Wonderful class; deep but easy to follow. J. M.
I am a beginner, beginner and the class has been perfect for me according to my recovery from surgery and learning at my own pace. Elizabeth is a fabulous teacher, so kind and knowledgeable. I feel very comfortable going at my own pace, and I look forward to the next class! P. S.
A wonderful flowing class that seems to only last a few moments. J. A.
Elizabeth is honored to be of service to others and create a place of healing through the ancient traditions and sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Reiki. Practicing and teaching for over 20 years, Elizabeth has a passion for self-discovery and healing through breath, movement, and meditation. Several years ago, she exited the high-tech corporate world and is rejuvenating and rediscovering herself as spirit.
She is a Yoga Alliance e500-hour registered yoga teacher (eRYT500 and YACEP) with nearly 5000 teaching hours. She is an Ayurveda Practitioner who graduated from the MN Institute of Ayurveda and is NAMA board-certified and an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist from the California College of Ayurveda, also from the Himalayan Institute. Yoga and Ayurveda have become a lifestyle and daily practice that Elizabeth loves to share with fellow seekers. She is on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Ayurveda Association. She also practices and provides Yoga Nidra (a deep state of conscious awareness), Reiki (energy healing), and Aqua Yoga.
She holds a Master of Science in Organizational Management, a BA in International Relations, and has 20+ years of corporate marketing experience giving her the unique ability to integrate this ancient practice into modern business acumen. She is an international explorer and has lived and worked in England, Japan, and France. She has traveled in SE Asia, N Asia, Australia, New Zealand, N. America, Europe, Iceland, and North Africa. She speaks French and a tiny bit of Japanese.
Additional areas of study that Elizabeth has integrated into her life: Landmark Forum, Advanced Course, Self-Expression and Leadership (Landmark), Huna I- II and Phoenix Rising Spirituality Training (Ursula Weltman), Yoga Fit Training 200 Hours (Beth Shaw), Devanadi Tantra Yoga Training 340 Hours (Tanya Boigenzahn), Ayurveda Practitioner - 1000 Hours and Ayurveda Health Counselor - 600 Hours (Asavari Monvikar) and National Ayurveda Medical Association Board Certified, Ayurveda Yoga Therapist (Dr. Marc Halpern), Ayurveda Yoga Specialist (Kathryn Templeton), Reiki Master ( Leelatai Ugargol), Yoga Nidra Training (Dr. Marc Halpern), Aqua Yoga (Camella Nair), Y12SR Training (Nikki Myers), Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 (Kam Thye Chow), Meditation - The Power of Awareness (Jack Kornfield/Tara Brach), MBSR teaching, CPR-AED Certified, Silver Sneakers and ACE Group Fitness.