Elysabeth Williamson


Elysabeth Williamson, E-RYT 500, a yoga innovator for more than 30 years, is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on partner yoga. She creatively synthesizes both ancient and modern techniques to bring greater vitality, joy, and love into our lives and relationships. Elysabeth has a particular gift for articulating and transmitting esoteric teachings in ways that are accessible and practical for everyone. She is the founder of Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ and author of The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga.

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  • A Partner Yoga Practice to Balance the Brain and Body

    Partner yoga has a balancing effect not only on the hemispheres of the brain but on many of the polarities we experience—between self and other, between yin and yang energy, and between our human and our spiritual natures.

  • What’s the Difference Between Acro Yoga and Partner Yoga?

    Partner inversions have the potential to bypass the mind and take us directly into communication with our subconscious, says yoga innovator Elysabeth Williamson.

  • Not for Lovers Only: How Partner Yoga Can Change Our Relationships

    One of the most common misperceptions about partner yoga is that it is for “lovers only.” The practice absolutely offers invaluable tools for life partners, but partner yoga has great benefits for anyone.

  • Five Benefits of Partner Yoga, On and Off the Mat

    Partner yoga is an excellent opportunity for couples to play, relax, and deepen their love, while receiving all the benefits of yoga. The practice supports us to unplug from the stress of everyday life and nourish each other in both simple and profound ways.

  • A Practice for Opening the Heart

    Taking time each day to simply breathe into the different parts of the body, while welcoming the sensations, supports us in openhearted acceptance—of ourselves, and of whatever is happening in the moment, says yoga teacher Elysabeth Williamson.

  • 3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Self-Care

    According to Kripalu presenter Elysabeth Williamson, self-care is not another thing to add to our to-do list, but a way of being that connects us to our deeper selves and to the whole of life.

  • Partner Yoga: Flowing with Nature

    This partner yoga practice designed by Kripalu presenter Elysabeth Williamson was filmed in a glorious garden in Ojai, California.

  • Embracing Our Vulnerability Through Partner Yoga

    Discovering and revealing the deepest parts of our being is the greatest gift of partner yoga, says Kripalu presenter Elysabeth Williamson.

  • Choosing Connection Over Conflict

    The most challenging part of shifting our perception is the willingness to not only see the situation differently, but also to see our part in it. The next time conflict arises with your partner, experiment with this exercise.

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