Elizabeth is the President and Co-Founder of Helping Parents Heal, the Phoenix/Scottsdale Affiliate Leader, a Caring Listener and the Newsletter Editor.
Two of Elizabeth's children have transitioned; her daughter, Chelsea, in 1991 and her son, Morgan, in 2009 from severe altitude sickness while on a student trip to the Base Camp of Mt Everest in Tibet. Immediately after, Elizabeth created the Facebook group Parents United in Loss. Then in 2012 she joined forces with Mark Ireland to form Helping Parents Heal. Elizabeth is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga for healing grief. She has taught Yoga classes for the past 6 years.
During the pandemic, she has been teaching Yoga by Zoom M-F at 8 am AZ time, and the classes are posted online as well. The classes include Flow, Yin, Yoga Nidra and Power Yoga and cost $15 per month. If a parent would like to attend and cannot afford to pay, please reach out. For more information, her email is: Elizabeth@helpingparentsheal.org. Join her FB Yoga group here.
I may not need to say anything beyond just how wonderful it is to start the day listening to the uplifting, joyful voice of Elizabeth Boisson, but there’s so much more! Elizabeth is, without exaggeration, the best yoga instructor I’ve had in 30-plus years of practice. I finish a session knowing I’ve done something very good for my body, heart & soul. Her Zoom class came along as I was searching for a “yoga home” after the shut down of local in-person classes due to the pandemic - an incredible silver-lining gift. Elizabeth is knowledgeable, encouraging, challenging at just the right level, and offers my favorite vinyasa flow along with other styles. Always gentle, always with a modification at the ready, Elizabeth’s class seems suitable for the beginner and more experienced yogi and .... well, it’s Elizabeth!
~Nancy Hejna, Shining light mom to Will & Joey
I have had the privilege of practicing yoga with Elizabeth Boisson since for over 5 years, first when she held a free weekly yoga class at the local library, and then when
she started her on-line instruction in July, 2020. It was just what my body and mind needed in the middle of a pandemic. Not only do I get to connect with a wonderful group of people five days a week, but it provides a routine and something to look forward to.
Elizabeth keeps every day fresh with a variety of yoga types….Flow, Yin and Yoga Nidra. She gives options for all levels of abilities, even if you’ve never done yoga before! Elizabeth’s positive, upbeat personality shines through and I always leave the class feeling better both mentally and physically.
~ Lynn Hollahan, Shining Light mom of Devon
I look forward every weekday morning to yoga with Elizabeth. It lifts my spirits to hear her encouraging voice and to see the smiling faces of the other participants. There’s a little time to check in before and after so we’ve able to check in on each other through sickness, bad weather etc, As an active athlete, I have immensely improved my mobility in my hips, back and shoulders, as well as balance as a result of her classes. I appreciate the variety in the classes, alternating between flow and yin. And if I miss one I can do it later in the day! My favorite part is that my cat Zorro gets ready ever day just before class starts and waits for me by my yoga mat!
~Heide Mairs, Shining Light mom of Chip