An Innovative and Inspiring Mind/Body Professional, Ms. Joan is the creator of several best selling yoga and fitness DVDs for SHAPE, Gaiam, element, and Exercise TV among others. She is the founder of EliseJoanFitness.com – a ground breaking new site that allows members to mix-and-match videos to create their own workouts and yoga flows (from 10min to 2 hours) and save their favorites as playlists. An Ambassador and community activist for lululemon athletica, Elise holds multiple fitness certifications, and has been a Wellness Expert and Host with Lifetime Television, ABC News, E!, Good Day LA, EXTRA, CBS News, and Amazon.com. She has been published in such magazines as ALLURE, ELLE, GLAMOUR, SELF, SHAPE, Women’s Health, and LA Yoga and has created cutting edge fitness & yoga programs for the prestigious Equinox fitness clubs.
Elise’s unique style of athleticism & inspiring yoga flows are highly influenced by her early years as a soloist with The Virginia Ballet Company, and her previous career as an actor; both onstage in New York City, and on camera in Los Angeles. Elise first came to LA to help open the flagship west coast location of the respected exhale spa, and remains a veteran teacher there. Her uniquely motivating yoga classes have drawn rave reviews in the press… particularly by SHAPE magazine, who recruited her to choreograph & star in their latest fitness DVD series
Elise is an International Ambassador for ZICO Coconut Water, a Team Zico athlete, a top trainer for Red Bull, and a model/ Brand Ambassador for lululemon.
A nationally renowned and dedicated health and wellness instructor, Elise has led many sold-out Yoga retreats all across the World, from Africa to the Galapagos Islands, and is headed to Costa Rica this summer.