Elise Miller, M.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina, is a senior certified Iyengar yoga teacher from Palo Alto who has been teaching yoga throughout the United States and internationally since 1976. As a founding director of the California Yoga Center in Mountain View and Palo Alto, CA, Elise teaches classes and workshops specializing in back and sports-related injuries and is a faculty member at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Elise has successfully used yoga to minimize the effects of her own scoliosis and privately sees clients with scoliosis and other back related problems. She has published numerous articles on scoliosis and other yoga-related subjects in Yoga Journal and other national magazines. Elise has studied on numerous occasions with B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar in India. She has produced the Yoga for Scoliosis DVD and booklet, the Yoga for Backcare booklet, Intermediate Yoga in Fiji DVD, and a new edition of her book, “Yoga, Anytime, Anywhere.” Elise’s joyous personality, ease of communication and down-to-earth teaching style endear her to students.