Five Keys is proud to announce the hiring of our new instructor, Elizabeth Franklin. Elizabeth teaches the YSC Method and is RYT-200. We are happy to incorporate Elizabeth's warmth and understanding into our growing business. Her experience in special education makes her an extra special find.
Elizabeth began practicing yoga as a way to stretch deeply after running. Her interest and passion grew with every class. She fell in love with the flow of body and music, and the self-compassion the practice fostered. This fire led her to complete CorePower’s 200 hour teacher training this past spring.
It was during this time, that Elizabeth realized how a yoga practice could benefit her special education students as well, for a variety of reasons- building more core strength to better sit upright in a chair, breathing through anxiety, reducing anxiety, increasing body awareness when moving through the classroom, and increasing limb coordination. Excited about this revelation, Elizabeth stumbled upon Yoga for the Special Child. She realized that this is her calling, and a perfect fusion of her passions.
Having recently moved back home to Chicago, Elizabeth is overjoyed to be a part of the 5 Keys Yoga community and help guide children through their practice.
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