About Elise Joan
I am the co-creator of the best selling, inaugural yoga program for Beachbody, and a top lifestyle/yoga influencer for LIVESTRONG. I have been a celebrity trainer, and published Fitness Writer, and my passion is creating innovative and inspiring programming that celebrates our bodies, and gives us tools to create our most vibrant life!
A little bit of my backstory...
I was born into the electric energy of Manhattan, and my love of self-expression through movement began as a child dancing with the Virginia Ballet Company. A graduate of ‘The College of William and Mary’, and fascinated by the power and freedom of dance, i went on to study myriad styles- from tap to lyrical- and quickly landed on a Broadway Musical tour, which began my theatrical career in NYC!! Performing was in my very soul, so when a vocal injury abruptly ended my theater career, I struggled with my purpose. Seeking a re-centering breakthrough, I entered my first yoga studio and found hope, power and a profound soul connection. Inspired to take a major life challenge and turn it into a calling, I found my TRUE voice as a teacher, and committed myself to sharing the transformational power of yoga with the world.... and with you.
"I am known for my joy-infused sequencing, which awakens the spirit and helps my students come alive."
In 2017 I starred in the television series YOGA GIRLS, which documented my cutting-edge online programming. My ‘on air’ personality, online yoga pioneering & community leadership in the yoga mecca of Venice, CA’ was chronicled in this highly rated Z Living Docuseries.
I LOVE sharing my passion for yoga, fitness, health, and happiness, and I have lead LIVE TV yoga programming on Good Day LA, ABC News, and QVC alongside Emmy winning journalist Leeza Gibbons.
I have a blast leading sold-out events at stages and yoga studios across the country, and enjoy being sponsored by exceptional brands like Reebok, FitBit, New Balance, Roxy, Rx Bars, Beachbody and lululemon, Just to name a few.
I travel the world leading international retreats, and teaching all around the globe on the festival and event circuit. I’ve been a headline teacher for Wanderlust, and a yoga & lifestyle contributor for dozens of publications including IN STYLE, SELF, GAIAM, SHAPE and YOGA JOURNAL.
I am known for my joy-infused sequencing, which awakens the spirit and helps my students come alive. My expressive, breath centered athletic flows, intensely challenge the body, compassionately open the heart, and intentionally broaden the mind. I am a passionate and energetic teacher, who empowers students through my real life experiences, to fully indulge in the limitless beauty and divine energy of life. I do my best to convey my dynamic & intuitive positivity to inspire self-discovery & personal growth as well as physical and emotional fitness! These are the building blocks for a truly happy & purposeful life.
I truly hope you’ll take this journey with me, as I help you unlock your highest self, your healthiest body, and your happiest Life.
In joy and gratitude,