Elyse had a career in the business world and later taught in the NYC public schools until moving to RI in 1999, where she continued with her education by earning her MA in elementary education from RIC. A yogi since the early nineties, it wasn’t until her two young daughters began mimicking what they saw their mom doing on her yoga mat, that Elyse made the connection between yoga and kids. A chance encounter with an old friend on Facebook planted the seed, and in 2010, Elyse opened OM Kids Yoga Center in Pawtucket, a one of a kind yoga studio just for kids. During it’s five year run as a stand alone studio, Elyse taught thousands of yoga classes, camps, special events and parties to families all over Rhode Island. This year she closed the studio, and now offers many of her trademark classes and events all over RI in schools, private homes, yoga studios, dance studios and summer camps.
Elyse is certified to teach children’s yoga through the following teacher trainings: Karma Kids Yoga, Karma Kids Yoga Teen Intensive, Radiant Child Yoga, Rainbow Kids Yoga, Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby and Zenergy Yoga Therapy from Australia.