With a long history of service, Elyse Froehlich was destined to teach yoga to those seeking a healthier lifestyle. After graduating from Los Angeles County/USC School of Nursing, she became the head nurse for a pilot project at USC School of Medicine. This project gave students their first clinical experience.
Subsequently, Elyse returned to school to obtain a degree in Social Sciences from Chapman University with concentrations in Sociology, Psychology, and History. She graduated with Departmental Honors in Academics and Achievement while continuing on at Chapman’s School of Education. Elyse obtained her Master’s degree and teaching credentials in multiple subjects.
Elyse’s teaching philosophy is firmly grounded in the idea of democratic education. This was the topic of her Master’s thesis, which earned her a distinctive honor. She received the Paolo Friere Award, which is given each year to one student for contributions in that field. For eight years, she taught social studies, as well as supervising and coordinating the classroom instruction and curriculum for a local middle school.
Elyse has studied yoga for twelve years. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. She is an Anusara-inspired teacher and teaches heart themes linked to strong alignment principles. Her classes are playful, yet challenging. Her intention is to empower students and encourage self expression both on and off the mat. Come and enjoy Elyse’s openness and knowledge. Walk away feeling resilient to anything that comes your way!