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.
This Vinyasa class pays a special tribute to International Day of Yoga with a 15-minute intro on the Bhagavad Gita and karma before moving into a mediation and full-body flow with an emphasis on the lower body and upper back. Peak poses include Crow Pose and Forearm Stand. This class was previously streamed on June 9, 2021.
This mindful movement Vinyasa class honors the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth. This class incorporates a five-minute visualization around the history of this day, the concept of freedom, and the importance of acknowledging our past and commit to doing better. Peak poses of this flow include Humble Warrior, Bird of Paradise, and Locust Pose. Finish class with a meditation on the barriers of freedom. This class was previously streamed on June 9, 2021. Props Suggested: 1 block, a strap.
This refreshing Vinyasa class awakens the body with a steady-paced flow that focuses on mobility. Learn how to use CARs (controlled articular rotations) to find an active range of motion throughout the entire body. This flow includes lateral bends, Half Sun Salutations with backbends, Bridge Pose, and Plank, to name a few. This class was previously streamed on June 14, 2021. Props Suggested: 1 blanket.