Ellisa began practicing yoga in 2006 when she took Bikram classes in her hometown of Long Beach, California. A competitive swimmer her whole life, she found many similar meditative qualities between swimming and yoga. She loves classes that move at a purposeful and steady pace, and she encourages her students to challenge themselves while making sure they listen to their own unique bodies.
She loves to laugh and remind everyone not to take life too seriously and to have as much fun as possible during their practice! Ellisa is also a singer-songwriter, plays the guitar and piano, and teaches private voice lessons. She loves to surf, swim, and dance in her spare time.