Liz Owen E-RYT500, C-IAYT is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher. She combines physical and energetic alignments with meditative action to create an innovative and transformative class experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. Liz has studied Iyengar, vinyasa, classical hatha yoga and meditation extensively for 30 years, and has studied with masters of various traditions, including Thich Nhat Hanh, B.K.S. Iyengar, Patricia Walden, Dharma Mittra, Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker, T.K.V. Desikachar, and Vasant Lad.

Classes are dynamic and challenging, yet always respectful of students’ individual abilities and needs. Liz draws inspiration from the deep well of yogic philosophy and brings broadness into each class experience. Currently she teaches weekly classes in Arlington and Cambridge, Massachusetts; she is associate director of the Yoga of Energy Flow 200-hour Teacher Training program in Arlington, and she is on the faculty of Wellesley College.

Liz teaches workshops nationally and leads retreats in the U.S. and Mexico. She has presented workshops at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Wellness, Yoga Alliance Leadership Conferences, Yoga Journal Boston Conferences and the Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga 2015. She is co-author of two NIH-funded studies at Boston University School of Medicine studying yoga as a modality for improving depression and anxiety, and is co-author of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, Shambhala Publications.

Photographs byAndree Lerat, Thomas Mikelson, Michele Archambault, & Robert Zinck