Elizabeth Kovar is a Mind-Body Movement Specialist who bridges the gap between the east and west and embraces the best of both worlds.
In 2007, she earned 318 hours in Ashtanga yoga and Chakra Meditation from the Ayurveda Yoga Retreat in Coonoor, India with guru, Dr. Senthil R. Kumar. In 2008, she lived in the Yoga in Daily Life Ashram in Brisbane, Australia to volunteer work (WOOF) in marketing and admin while continuing her studies in Raja and Hatha yoga. She proceeded to take additional classes and workshops throughout Asia including the Evolution Yoga Conference in Hong Kong.
After her travels, she returned to Ohio to obtain a Master's Degree in Recreation and Tourism, where she continued to study yoga and volunteered for IAYT SYTAR conference. Her Master's Thesis: "Creating Yoga Programs for People with Movement Disabilities," which was implemented on a 12-week research study for individuals with Stage 1-2 Parkinson's Disease. This study was implemented and collaborated with University of Toledo's Neurology and Physical Therapy Department.
Today, Elizabeth has taught thousands of hours of yoga including working with special populations such as MS, Parkinson's, Seniors, disabled, arthritis & diabetes.
Kovar is also an award-winning personal trainer and integrates concepts of training into yoga classes for chronic pain and injury prevention. She was 's 2014 "Top 50 Hottest Trainers in America" and PFP Media's Personal Trainer of the Month - November 2016.
Kovar is also a workshop presenter and freelance writer. She has over 1,000 online and print publications. You can view her portfolio at:
Elizabeth is also author of, "Finding Om: An Indian Journey of Rickshaws, Chai, Chapatis & Gurus." The print and e-book depicts her spiritual journey of backpacking and studying yoga in India.
In 2013, she is continuing her studies with her guru, Dr. Senthil Kumar, to discover another Veda, Vedic Astrology.
Elizabeth is creator of her integrative health & vegan food Blog Mind Body Soul Food and The Lemon Tree travel blog,