About Me – Elizabeth Reumont
I was born in Baltimore, and while I’ve been living in Europe for the past seventeen years, I will always feel at home in Maryland. I grew up on the water, and have always been drawn to nature; perhaps this why I feel most at home in my yoga practice, so interwoven with the elements.
First drawn to yoga as a philosophy student over 25 years ago, yoga has been instrumental in finding balance in my own life. It was like finding a map to better understand how to be in the world; with myself, my body, and in relationship with others.
As a yoga teacher, my studies of yoga have included a fascination with alignment, anatomy, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit, together with the subtle body of breath and intrinsic movement. My classes are infused with an integrated approach to various forms of yoga, movement therapies and life experience, within the frame of the Jivamukti method. This includes alignment cues, awareness of the breath, safe sequencing and sound. Hands-on adjustments are a unique aspect of my classes intended to give the practitioner a better understanding of the body in space and potential for extension, flexion, strength and stability. Above all else, as a yoga teacher, a Rolfer and a human being, I aim to create a space in the world where we can celebrate our individuality and co-exist with compassion.
In 2010 I was recommended to see a Rolfer® after having a chronic shoulder injury. I didn’t know what Rolfing was at that time, but I came to find out that it was a practice of releasing deep, interconnected tissues in the body that find their way into complicated holding patterns from regular physical and emotional life strains. The result of these holding patterns can be tension, pain and difficulty managing oneself in space. It resonated with me, especially since at the time I was going through a period of emotional and physical strain. I had three sessions and my chronic shoulder pain disappeared. In seven sessions my head was resting comfortably on top of my spine and my legs felt longer. Ten sessions and I had more energy, felt a greater range of movement and was more comfortable within my own skin. The more I learned about Rolfing through the initial ten sessions, the more I realized I wanted to go deeper in my knowledge of the human form in gravity. Rolfing is a transformation process and a re-education about how to be with ease in the body, which co-exists with the yoga practice symbiotically.
Today I work as an advanced certified Jivamukti Teacher, Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner and Craniosacral Therapist. When I’m not on the mat, teaching or sinking my fingers into fascia, I’m most likely to be found with my son bird watching, brewing kombucha, or writing books.