Elise has been coming to Dhanakosa regularly since 2010 when she attended a yoga and meditation retreat and was hooked. She is a qualified hatha flow yoga teacher and massage therapist and should have completed the three year training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner™ by the time this retreat takes place. When not on the yoga mat Elise can often be found having adventures on her bike, in her kayak or out on the hills! She finds that being outdoors in remote and wild places helps her keep in connection with herself and others and is a fundamental aspect of her spiritual practice. Elise is training for ordination within Triratna.