MARY ELIZABETH HANDSAKER
LIZI has devoted her life to bridging ancient wisdoms found across many cultures and uncovering deeply transformational practices that heal the body, mind and soul. Her formal journey began fifteen years ago with the study of Yoga, Astrology and subsequently Ayurveda through the Wise Earth School with a focus on the energetic principles of living in beauty and in harmony with nature’s cycles. This is when Lizi developed a philosophy of nurturing life’s daily rituals as the ultimate form of medicine, and sadhana. After years of integrating these tools into her own life, she began to explore the possibility of allowing the expression of nature to flow through into her design work.
Lizi received a degree in textiles with a focus on plant dyes and sustainability. This led her to connect with indigenous healers and teachers. Through their traditions and ceremonies she learned powerful methods to mentally, and emotionally align oneself with the mystical process of creating art for personal well-being and the health of the planet.
Most recently, Lizi has been studying chi gong and nutrition under a female Taoist Master after experiencing it’s connection with Ayurveda and it’s ability to create lasting, nourishing changes in the body. Lizi’s inner guidance has also opened her to the most subtle energetic layers that are directly linked to the journey of the soul through a deeply profound form of meditation, Kundalini Maha Yoga.
No matter the tool, ritual or ceremony, if we can experience the cleansing of the breath, a quietness in the mind and the enlivening of the heart, we can access the magic of the universe in one eternal moment.
Lizi guides her classes with a deep appreciation for all her teachers who live their truth and honor nature as their teacher.