Enid Rosalyn Spitz, E-RYT
I believe yoga is as much about the brain as the body. Here you’ll find my yoga playlists, class schedule, workshops and information on neuroscience + yoga.
ॐ मणिपद्मे हूं
“What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared with what lies within you.” ~Ralph W. Emerson
My yoga life began in as an exploration of movement and a way to connect with friends in my community. Soon it became a lifestyle!
After beginning my practice in California, I travelled to Europe and studied at London’s Power Yoga Co while exploring yoga around Germany, England, Spain, France and Belgium. Back in the States, I completed my 200-hr Yoga Alliance Certification through Portland’s NW CorePower Yoga and have since graduated their Extensions Program, Level 2 and YogaSculpt trainings. I continually attend workshops and trainings (inc. Leslie Kaminoff’s anatomy training, intensives with Brian Kest and master classes with Ana Forrest), currently working toward a 500-hr YA certification. Some of my most influential teachers include Tiffany Cruikshank, Jennifer Chiemingo & Liz Doyle in Seattle, Jill Allen in Portland Ore., and Bill Counter of Sacramento Ashtanga.
Classes I teach draw heavily on the Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions. They include dynamic “flows” with a strong focus on alignment and breath. My goal is always for students to explore in their practice, so I also incorporate traditional themes, pranayama (breath), and many variations.
My passion is connecting neuroscience and yoga, drawing on current psychological research to strengthen the ancient practice and increase understanding on both sides. I lead workshops on the brain/body connection and am working towards a certification in yoga therapy for psychological trauma.
Yoga influences: Shiva Rae, Tiffany Cruikshank, Richard Freeman, Tripsichore Yoga
Primary styles: vinyasa, power vinyasa, ashtanga
Favorite asanas: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (king pigeon variation), Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1), Ardha Chandrasana (half moon B), Camatkarasana (wild thing)
Sutra inspiration: “Yogaḥ citta vṛtti nirodhaḥ.” (Pantañjali, Pada I, Sutra 2) – Yoga controls the fluctuations of the mind.
Playlist favorites: DJ Drez, Lykke Li, Blackmill, James Blake
Thank you for joining me in yoga exploration!