All About Me – Lizzie Reumont

I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and while I’ve been living in Europe for the past twenty years, I love where I come from. I grew up on the water, and I suppose because of this I’ve always been drawn to the elements: water, wind, fire, earth, sky. I’ve found these elements present in every place I’ve felt home, and perhaps it’s why I feel most home in my yoga practice, and in nature.

First drawn to yoga as a philosophy student over 30 years ago, yoga has been instrumental in finding meaning and balance in my own life. As a yoga teacher, my studies of yoga have included a fascination with alignment, anatomy, the subtle body of breathing and intrinsic movement, set to a backdrop of philosophy and asana.

My classes are infused with an integrated approach to various forms of yoga, movement therapies and life experience, encompassed within the frame of the Jivamukti method. This includes awareness of the faculty of breath, safe sequencing, alignment cues, and an invitation to inner listening. Above all else, I aim to create a space in the world where we can both celebrate our individuality and co-exist harmoniously.

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 and Rolf Movement are powerful transformation processes that re-educate how to be in an easeful relationship in the body with gravity, which co-exists with the yoga practice symbiotically.

Today I work as an advanced certified Jivamukti Teacher, Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner and am re-orienting my skills to include coaching for both individuals and businesses who are interested in embodying positive change. Additionally, I’m currently enroled as a student with the innerMBA program, a joint venture with NYU and SoundsTrue.

Oh yeah, and I’m crazy for birds.