"I met Elise at resident rehab. Due to a disease in my back, I was mostly crippled and using large amounts of pain medication to control the constant pain. Part of the rehab program was Yoga. At this point, all I knew about yoga was that skinny guys, wearing loin cloths that look like diapers, sit on the ground and contort their bodies in ungodly ways. I was very pleased to find out that this wasn't true. Elise taught me that yoga is all about strength and flexibility. She very patiently worked with me, and others, to put our bodies back together. She never pushed us too hard to cause any more pain. In fact, she encouraged us to back off if we were in too much pain. Elise taught me how to meditate, and find inner peace. Her laugh and passion is so infecting that makes you want to keep practicing yoga. Before I left rehab, I didn't have to use my cane to walk and my pain is in control. I’m still using yoga to keep my body working. I attribute this to Elise and her getting me into yoga."