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Meet Elise Joan of Elise Joan Fitness

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elise Joan.

Co-creator of the best selling, an inaugural yoga program for Beachbody, and a top lifestyle/yoga influencer for LIVESTRONG, Elise Joan is an innovative and inspiring celebrity yoga teacher, trainer and wellness expert, with a megawatt smile. One of the stars of the 2017 television show YOGA GIRLS, Elise’s career as an ‘on-air personality, online yoga pioneer & community leader in the yoga mecca of Venice, CA.,’ was chronicled in this Z Living Docuseries.

Elise is second to none when it comes to on-air personality and has lead live TV yoga programming on Good Day LA, ABC News, and QVC alongside Emmy winning journalist Leeza Gibbons.

Selling out event venues and yoga practice rooms across the country, Elise is a prolific promoter, marketer, spokesperson and brand ambassador with heart, who is not afraid to authentically share her genuine love for her favorite products across all categories. Ask any of her existing partners, (Beachbody, Seedlip, Roxy, Reebok, FitBit, New Balance, and Lululemon) Elise knows how to move units just as much as she knows how to move bodies.

Elise’s tremendous virtual reach can be accessed via her beautifully curated and inspiring social media handles, her numerous weekly on-air partnerships and through her innovative self-built website which allows users to build yoga ‘playlists’ from a library of 10 minute flows created to blend breath, athleticism, and meditation – a “Spotify” for yoga + fitness.

A favorite of the festival and event circuit, Elise’s high energy dynamic style have led crowds of more than 1,000 yogis as a headline teacher for Wanderlust. As a lifestyle contributor, her work has been featured in STYLE, SELF, GAIAM, SHAPE and YOGA JOURNAL.

Elise is known for her joy-infused sequencing, which awakens the spirit and makes her classrooms come alive. Her expressive, breath-centered athletic flows, intensely challenge the body, compassionately open the heart, and intentionally broaden the mind. She is a passionate and energetic teacher, who empowers students through her real-life experiences, to fully indulge in the limitless beauty and divine energy of life.

Her dynamic intuitive positivity inspires self-discovery & personal growth as her classes make traditional yogic principles accessible and relative to the modern student, who are always coming back for more! Always inspired to learn and deepen her education, Elise is certified in multiple fitness disciplines and has studied a spectrum of movement from martial arts to boxing. Elise is the creator of “Kick Asana Flow ™” an athletic and energetic vinyasa practice, which seamlessly fuses unique and free-spirited sequencing with kick-ass inspiration.

Born into the electric energy of Manhattan, Elise’s love of self-expression through movement began as a child dancing with the Virginia Ballet Company. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, and fascinated by the power and freedom of dance, she went on to study myriad styles- from tap to lyrical- and quickly landed on a Broadway tour, which began her theatrical career in NYC.

When a vocal injury abruptly ended her theater career, Elise entered her first yoga studio and found hope, power and a profound soul connection. Inspired to take a major life challenge and turn it into a calling, Elise found her true voice and committed herself to sharing the transformational power of yoga with the world.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Had some setbacks which I chose to turn from challenges into opportunities. Because we always have a choice. 🙂

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about – what should we know?
What sets me apart, is that my website enables members to truly curate their own online flows and fitness routines, without ever having to do the same workout twice! I have a unique patent which allows my online community to seamlessly stream our videos together to make a ‘playlist’ of any length, which can be created based on goals like ‘flexibility’, ‘strength’, weight loss’ etc.

I am also set apart by my passion to make everyone feel great about wherever they are on their fitness and wellness journey right Now! Let’s celebrate where we are, even as we evolve toward a healthier life!

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Resiliency and optimism. And understanding that when we truly innovate and create with passion & integrity… it may be a slow build, but the growth and success will have staying power.


  • Yes! Membership is only 2$ a month for UNLIMITED access!! It is an incredible deal

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