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Elise Cantrell CYT, ERYT 500, MAT

Elise holds a Master's Degree in Education from The University of South Carolina. Formerly a high school teacher, Elise combines her background in teaching with her passion for mind, body and spirit wellness. Elise is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor, a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Reiki practitioner and angel communicator.

Elise began practicing yoga 20 years ago to help relieve stress as a high school teacher in a difficult school setting. As a young mother she used yoga and Ayurveda to heal from a chronic illness for which doctors gave her little hope. Since that time, yoga and healing has developed into a passion!

Elise began teaching yoga in Paris,France, in 2006, and is currently the owner of Shining Lotus Yoga and Wellness in Kohler, Wisconsin. She is a happily married mother of 2 teenagers. Elise is passionate about the power our eating has over our wellness, and has authored a book entitled 40 Days to Enlightened Eating which won the Diet, Health and Fitness category of the 4104 USA Best Book Awards. Elise regularly teaches a 6-week course based on this book, and presently yoga studios and wellness centers in the US and Canada are teaching the 40 Days to Enlightened Eating course. Elise is also the author of Petals of the Lotus: 108 Inspirations to Awaken, Blossom and Bloom. Coming this spring is the 40 Days to Enlightened Eating Cookbook and 40 Days to Enlightened Eating Teacher's Guide. It is Elise's greatest passion to inspire, encourage, empower, enliven and enlighten others about body, mind and spirit wellness.