Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chelisa has been dedicated to a continuous yoga practice since 2003. She practiced with Larry Schultz of “It’s Yoga” for five years with the Rocket and later completed her teacher training with him in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She has also practiced with Robin Pickel for seven years, who has taught her the teaching style of Indra Devi, which incorporates a more gentle approach to Hatha yoga.
Chelisa’s classes are empathetic to the needs of her students. Her teaching focuses on alignment, integration of breath and movement, strength building, flexibility, relaxation, and a reconnection to one’s self. Students are encouraged to explore all limbs of yoga in order to experience its holistic benefits. Skills gained in the classroom are intended to carry into one’s daily life.