Name: Liz Grant
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite Book: The Alchemist
Favorite Movie: Love Actually
What in life has given you the most strength to get through difficult times? My yoga practice and faith. They go hand in hand and have shown me that it is possible to calm my mind and to choose which thoughts I give my energy to. After many years of practice, I now see what it means and feel what it feels like to surrender. Dedication and surrender go hand in hand and the experience of both has strengthened my faith.
What is the thing you long for the most at the end of a long day? Probably dinner and chocolate and a candlelit bath
What has yoga taught you about life? Yoga has taught me that we are all so similar. We are sensitive and compassionate beings and at our core we are pure love. Yoga has taught me that the way you show up to one part of your life is ultimately how you show up to life. Nothing is separate.
When did you realize that you wanted to help others and make yoga your business and passion? I did not sign up for my first teacher training thinking that I would actually teach yoga. At the time, I needed healing and needed to dedicate time to getting to know myself. When I eventually taught my first yoga class I fell in love immediately. It was weird because I have never enjoyed public speaking but sharing a practice that changed my life literally lights me up. I am dedicated to my practice not just for my self but for my students.
Do you have one teacher (or more) that you study with? If so, could you describe that relationship? I’ve had some amazing teachers especially in the past few years. Recently I went to India to practice with Sharath Jois in Mysore – a true guru. I’m always learning!
What is your retreat about? What would you like people to experience? My retreat is about disconnecting from the distraction of work and everyday life and reconnecting with your yoga practice. For teachers – this is all about your practice and coming back to why you began teaching. For practitioners – deepen your practice and remember why you practice. I want retreaters to have time to unwind, calm down and connect to nature – to feel energized and connect to JOY.
If you had to sum up your retreat in 3 words what would they be? Reignite your flame