Ivorie, an EYT 500-hour vinyasa and meditation teacher and yoga therapist, has dedicated herself to the practice, study, and teaching of yoga since it revealed its healing benefits during her professional dance career. After receiving a B.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University, Ivorie embarked on a fifteen-year performance career. She toured nationally and internationally and danced roles in film, television, and commercial ad campaigns. At the peak of her dance career, she moved to Vegas to perform with Cirque du Soleil as an original cast member of the show, Viva Elvis. There she performed over 1,500 shows!
During her time with Cirque du Soleil, Ivorie turned to yoga as a pre and post-performance ritual. The practice offered a sanctuary from the stress of the entertainment industry and the negative self-judgment that often plagues the minds of artists. Not to mention, yoga gave her the tools to heal a debilitating back injury and get her back on the stage.
Ivorie is now based in Los Angeles, teaching at studios, in corporate offices, and with private clients in their homes. Her studies include over 1000 hours with senior teachers Annie Carpenter, Noah Maze, and Loyola Marymount’s Advanced Yoga Therapy RX program with mentor, Dr. Larry Payne. This accreditation allows Ivorie to see private clients dealing with a wide range of ailments and offer a personal prescription of wellness via the holistic lens of yoga.
There is a soul and a depth that Ivorie brings to her classes. Her attention to alignment and thoughtful sequencing will guide you safely while still challenging you to move beyond your perceived boundaries. What she loves most about teaching is reminding students of their wholeness, their innate perfection and inner wisdom, so they might become comfortable with befriending who they already are.
Release tension with simple neck stretches, a meditation, and body scan. Create a comfortable seat, or take this meditation lying down, so that you are able to fully fall into relaxation. This class was previously aired on October 25, 2021. Props Suggested: something to sit on like a cushion, block, and/or blanket.
Set the tone for your day with a strong body and centered mind. This energizing class uses a breath-infused flow, meditation, and core work (no sit ups) to motivate you from the inside out. Peak in variations of Triangle, Half Moon, Wide-Legged Forward and Seated Bends, and Pigeon. This class was previously aired on October 18, 2021. Props Suggested: 2 blocks.
Deeply restorative postures encourage you to simply slow down and tune into your body. Enjoy a long Savasana, light backbend, and Supta Baddha Konasana with guided meditation. This class previously aired on October 11, 2021. Props Required: 2 blocks, 1 bolster, 1 strap.