Align Your Self

Celebrating 12 years of yoga teacher training!

4701 Auvergne Avenue | Suite 104 |  Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-3216

Elizabeth Vesto

Elizabeth Vesto, BSCS/EE, JD, LL.M, 500 RYT Prairie Yoga, has been leading guided meditations and playing gongs and bowls since 2012. Elizabeth has studied mindfulness extensively in order to help with anxiety in her own life, and wants to bring those healing effects to others. She started playing gongs after attending a gong bath and being intrigued by the unique effects the gongs have on the mind. Elizabeth lives with her husband, three children and two small dogs in the Northwest Suburbs and teaches plus size and adaptive yoga.

Elizabeth Vesto instructs the following:
  • Plus Size Yoga: Saturdays
  • 8-week class series
    (no class Oct. 27 & Nov. 10)
    YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE, including those of us in bigger bodies. In this plus-size class, we will explore adaptations for everybody. Come to this welcoming yoga class where we feel comfortable in our bodies just as we are today.

    Plus-size Yoga will stretch, strengthen, and help bring you home to your body. Props will make each pose feel comfortable, and you will be working with the body that you have today – exactly where you are. Grow your yoga practice with joy and kindness by linking breath with movement. And having a great time!

    $135 early price paid one week prior to start date;
    $150 thereafter

    SPECIALTY CLASS: Pre-registration required.Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment.
    No refunds, pro-rates or make-ups for missed classes.

  • How to Teach Plus Size Yoga
  • Do you have students in your classes who would benefit from adaptations for larger bodies? Do you want to be more welcoming to larger students in the classes you currently teach? Or, do you want to offer classes tailored specifically to larger bodies?

    Join Elizabeth for a workshop on teaching yoga to larger bodies. We will explore how to teach classes that are inclusive of this demographic which often feels uncomfortable in fitness classes of all types. This will be an experiential workshop where we explore adaptations to make poses more accessible. We will also touch on some of the expectations a larger student may have walking into your class. This isn't a workshop on weight loss. It’s a workshop on how to meet students where they are and to join them on a path toward body acceptance.

    In this workshop you will:
    • Learn to see and assess each student’s individual needs
    • Learn innovative adaptations to make poses fit larger bodies
    • Explore what it is like to be a larger beginner student
    • Learn ways to help a larger student feel accepted in your class
    • Understand how larger students progress in their yoga practice and move into more difficult poses
    • Find the balance between adapting poses and letting the student enjoy the practice they have today
    • Learn marketing suggestions for plus size classes
    Everyone attending will receive a handout “How to Teach Plus Size Yoga”, which includes photos of the adaptations included in the workshop.
    $75 by Friday, September 21, 2018;
    $85 thereafter
    Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment