LizziDee Levin, MFA, C-IAYT
Certified Yoga Therapist/
Therapeutic Yoga Manager
LizziDee is an artist, teacher, and certified yoga therapist with a passion to share the healing power of a mindful yoga practice. She teaches an alignment based style of yoga in the Iyengar lineage. LizziDee began her practice in LA, where as a modern dancer she was first drawn to movement based Power and Vinyasa Yoga styles of practice. By the time she began to teach, her scoliosis and a spinal trauma following an auto wreck started catching up with her. Thus her practice shifted toward the more therapeutic Iyengar method.
LizziDee’s own experience with pain management drives her to share yoga as a powerful tool for self-care, empowering each of us to heal and ease our own suffering. She loves working students individually to tailor their home practice to meet their individual therapeutic needs and find relief.
Since 2004, LizziDee has focused her training with two primary teachers, Lillah Schwartz and Aadil Palkhivala (Purna Yoga), both direct students of B.K.S. Iyengar. LizziDee completed her 500 Hour Yoga Therapy – Advanced Teacher Training in 2014, with emphasis on Back Care, Heart Health, the Organ Systems, Sleep Disorders, MS, and the Asymmetric Body. She is thrilled to now be a part of the emerging field of Yoga Therapy and has recently completed an additional 200 hours of therapeutic training in an Advanced Yoga Therapy Mentorship Program, the final component toward certification by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
LizziDee is excited for the opportunity to partner with Dr. Kaplan and OWM Yoga to develop and offer therapeutic workshops and private yoga therapy plans for their patients and clients. She currently also teaches drop-in classes at East Meets West Yoga and Soma Cura Wellness Center, in addition to community and detox/rehab yoga across Buffalo. LizziDee is also a visual artist with an MFA from Stony Brook University (SUNY). Her eco-conscious sculptures, installations, and movement-based performances draw on the awareness of interconnectedness that yoga has gifted her with.