Down Dog Sedona Bios
Elle Everett - E-RYT 500, Reiki Master and Ayurvedic Health Counselor. She has been incorporating the principles of Ayurveda into her yoga classes as well as holding workshops to share this knowledge with others to help them have better digestion, sleep, and quality of life.
Elle has a passion for working with others to help them find peace and happiness through the mind-body connection. Elle founded Down Dog Sedona to provide a space to practice yoga but also to bring people together as a community. She believes that yoga is for everybody and that it is not about how deep you go into a pose but rather the integrity of the pose to avoid injuries. She emphasizes centering and finding the breath in the beginning and the end of practice. Asana is only one of the eight limbs of yoga. Elle feels that the emphasis of yoga should be inclusive of the other limbs and not just the physical practice. Check out Elle's blog for more Ayurveda and wellness topics.
Everett - RYT 200
Co-owner and Elle's husband, Everett never thought he would "Do Yoga." Now? Today, not only is he a yoga business owner with Elle, he swears by yoga as it has provided him with the physicality of movement and strength conditioning that he loves, along with what the before-unforeseen-benefits of meditation, breathing and relaxation can do for his blood pressure and demeanor (ask Elle). Everett prefers a fast-paced, Vinyasa Flow practice. As he says, "Nothing too fancy, just a block and tackle-type approach with a lot of cueing, a lot of movement, and a lot of opportunity to sweat."