The Sacred Thread of Yoga

Elise Browning Miller

Elise Browning


Elise Browning Miller, M.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC-CH, is a Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher who has been teaching yoga throughout the US and internationally for over 30 years. A founding director of California Yoga Center in Palo Alto and Mountain View, CA, Elise has successfully used yoga to minimize the effects of her own scoliosis. 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 the Iyengars in India and specializes in Scoliosis, lower/upper back problems and sports related injuries. She has also recently produced her own DVD and booklets, "Yoga for Scoliosis", the "Yoga for Back care" booklet, and a new addition of her book, "Yoga: Anytime, Anywhere" (can be found at Her joyous personality and ease of communication endear her to students with a teaching style that is down-to-earth, precise and nurturing. Elise began her study of Yoga in her twenties, an option she chose over having a rod placed in her spine. At the time, her spinal curve was 41 degrees and she was often in considerable pain. Practicing Yoga regularly since that time, she now finds herself pain free. Elise is much stronger and no longer depressed. “Yoga has given me a sense of being able to live the life I have always wanted to live” says Elise who now devotes her time to helping others do the same.

Iyengar Intensive Classes (Mon 11 to Fri 15)

Type     Duration Title Day Time
Sat  Brahma  Middling  2.0 hour(s)  Backbendings And Twists Monday  08:00 am  to  10:00 am
Chit  Brahma  Middling  2.0 hour(s)  Scoliosis Monday  01:00 pm  to  03:00 pm
Chit  Brahma  Mild  2.0 hour(s)  Yoga For Neck, Shoulders And Upper Back Tuesday  05:00 pm  to  07:00 pm
Sat  Vishnu  Mild  2.0 hour(s)  A Healthy Balance For The Imbalanced Wednesday  11:30 am  to  01:30 pm





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