Instructor Profile

Summary on Elizabeth Whissell

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Styles: Hatha Yoga (All Levels), Hatha Yoga (Intermediate), Power Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga
Centres: Upward Dog Yoga Centre

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth sought out her first yoga class in 2004, while being a university student, to help control the stresses of this high pace lifestyle. By summer of 2006, she had become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

Elizabeth's yogic education began with the 200-hour yoga teacher training by Yogi Vishvketu at Upward Dog Yoga Centre. She has since attended many workshops and trainings to deepen her practice and teaching.

Her passion for snowboarding led her out west where she obtained her snowboard instructor certification from the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI). She taught yoga and snowboarding in Whistler, BC for a year before coming back to Ottawa to pursue her studies.

She has come full circle and is once again a student of the University of Ottawa. With a fresh bachelor degree in Human Kinetics she will be undertaking postgraduate studies in the same field to pursue research pertaining to the biomechanics of yoga.

Elizabeth teaches a variety of styles and levels, such as, Vinyasa flow, Power, Hatha, Yin and Restorative. Her classes emphasize the balance of strength and flexibility for optimal health. You can attend her classes in the Market at Upward Dog ( or contact her at for inquiries concerning private lessons.

My Quotations

"Love is too big for just one nation and God is too big for just one religion" – Michael Franti and Spearhead 

"Be the change you want to see in the world" – Mahatma Ghandi

Private Sessions

Enjoy a yoga practice tailored just for you, in your own home!

Private classes start at $70*/ class (60 or 90 minutes) for 5 students or less.

Private group lessons are also available, $70*/class (60 or 90 minutes) for 5 students and $5 for each additional student.

*Prices may vary considering travel time.

Note: Access to studio space rental is available upon request.

Contact me for more information.