Liz Gawel (RYT-500) discovered yoga at a local Boston gym in 1999, but it wasn't until she moved to Las Vegas in 2001 that she began to consistently study the practice. During almost a decade of living in the desert, Liz studied and practiced traditional Ashtanga, multiple methods of Vinyasa flow, and eventually immersed herself in the Anusara yoga system. She completed multiple teacher trainings and began teaching regular weekly classes. In 2009, Liz returned to the Boston area - completing both her 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training under the guidance of Natasha Rizopoulos. Liz has had the pleasure of assisting Natasha's weekly classes, workshops, and teacher trainings throughout New England.
Outside of her yoga practice, Liz is a massage therapist - completing foundational massage training in addition to specialized trainings in Myofascial Release and Thai Yoga Massage. She also holds two degrees in public policy—a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and a graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts. She is a mother of two, Boston sports fan, a part-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard, and always working become a better cook.