Lizzy Hoffmann, directrix of Urban Boys Yoga and lifelong Yogi.
She was first taught yoga in the 1960’s and 70’s by her mother who studied with gurus like Satchitananda, Muktananda, Roy Eugene Davis and others.
The practice of yoga shaped Lizzy’s perspective of life already as a young girl and instilled in her values such as Ahimsa, veganism and others which have become a lifelong practice for her.
In her youth, Lizzy began dancing with a deep passion and interest. By the time she graduated high school, she was working with professional dance companies across the United States. She received a degree in Dance, Kinesiology, and Choreography in 1986. She considers the joy of movement to be an expression of the miracle of life, a constant source of inspiration.
After exploring dance for many years, Lizzy entered the fitness world with the same fervor she did with dance. She became a presenter for major fitness companies and traveled around the world sharing health and wellness with others. This worldwide journey would lead her full circle back to yoga, to Miami’s Yoga Shala in Southern Florida. It was here that she was introduced to her teacher, Paul Toliuszis, and earned her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation.
In 2006, she founded Urban Bliss School of Yoga and has since certified over 1,000 students and leads teacher trainings across the southeastern United States.
Lizzy learned from the late Georg Feuerstein, with whom she studied for 3 years totaling over 800 hours and continues to be inspired by masters such as Pattabhi Jois, David Swenson, Leslie Kaminoff, Paul Grilly, Berny Clarke, Donna Farhi and others. She is certified on the 1,500 hour level and holds an E-RYT 200 & E-RYT 500 status with Yoga Alliance.
She has an incredibly vast knowledge of Yoga History, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Literature, Yoga Therapy, Asana sequencing, Yin Yoga, Holistic Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, and more.