My Journey

I am Elizabeth Wojtowicz and I was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects my balance and ability to do certain asana. However not only have I been practicing yoga for 8 years, I have also become a certified yoga teacher at the 200 hour level. Yoga allows me to deepen my faith, open my heart and empower me to know anything is possible, teaching me that we are so much more than our physical prowess or limitations.

My Yoga classes which include simple asana, breath and visualization, supports not just our bodies, but how we want to show up in the world and live our lives the best way we can. I am proof that yoga truly is for anyone....Read More

  • Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world.

    — Sri Swami Satchidananda

  • Be here now.

    — Ram Dass

  • Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.

    — B.K.S. Iyengar

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Wanderlust

Published on Mar 7, 2016 Elizabeth Wojtowicz weighed one pound five ounces when she was born three-and-a-half months premature. For More: (http://wanderlust.com/journal/elizabe…) As an effect of her prematurity, she has grown up with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects her balance. She has used crutches to help her ever since she can remember. Elizabeth’s [...]

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Yoga is in the Heart

“You do not have to be strong or flexible to create a work of art.” “This quote by Seane Corn speaks to my heart and soul on a deep level. Being a young woman who has a physical disability, I never thought that I would be doing Yoga, let alone become a Yoga Teacher. Being [...]

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“May Cause Miracles” Speakeasy with Gabrielle Bernstein at WV 2013

http://journal.wanderlustfestival.com/connect/blog/gabrielle-bernstein-may-cause-miracles Live your Life with a Miracle Mindset

My Mission

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    My Mission

    My mission is to help those that have a physical challenge or limitation realize that our physical challenge is not what defines us. It is what we teach others around us with a positive attitude that we can do anything no matter how it may look to the person next to us in class or [...]

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    Anything is Possible

    Carrie Writes: For disabled yoga teacher Ela Wojtowicz, practice opens pathway to self-knowledge by Carrie Barrepski I always love connecting with people who are doing amazing things. Recently I met a young woman through Facebook named Ela Wojtowicz who, like myself, doesn’t let her disability stand in her way. Ela and I soon discovered that [...]

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    Ela’s Yoga Adventures

    My time at Passaic County Community College opened up a lot of doors and opportunities for me. My first semester at PCCC was quite a challenge but in many ways I am thankful for those challenges. Because of those challenges, yoga had come into my life. I walked into my first yoga class almost 5 [...]

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    “I Don’t Have a Disability, I Have Different Abilities”

    An Interview with Chelsea Roff CR: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me, Ela. Why don’t you begin by sharing about what initially brought you to the mat? EW: I know that as the saying goes, “Never say never…” but I really never thought that I would be practicing Yoga. (laughing) Yes, I [...]