The yoga classes are amazing, as well! Each yoga class is a wonderful journey of harmony and peace!
Elizabeth Plante has been physically active for over 10 years – although far from healthy most of her life! After losing 65+lbs and going through her own lifestyle transformation, she realized her true passion and energy came from her weekly runs with friends, organized group trainings and swim sessions at the local pool. Leaving behind her previous life as an educator and marketing consultant, Elizabeth decided to live a life of service to her community by inspiring others to make their health a priority.
Upon moving to the Peninsula from her beloved Canadian block of ice, Elizabeth decided it was time for her to launch her dream business, Monterey Bay Moves. She is now an ACSM certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. The avid triathlete specializes in outdoor training, weight-management, endurance & strength training as well as lifestyle modification.
ACSM-CPT – American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM-GEI – American College of Sports Medicine Group Exercise Instructor
Interesting tidbits: Elizabeth’s first language is French – despite having reached an acceptable level of English speaking, her cues and teaching style can be weird and funny at times. She is known for her intentionality, direct yet caring coaching style and intense focus when it comes to training her clients. She eats a plant-based diet and somewhat believes that one day this nation will be lead and guided by love, hope and respect towards all living beings.
After many years of working in the Bahamas as a dive instructor and traveling the world she moved back to CA in 2018 to complete her 200hr RYT. She spent the past two years in her hometown in the SF bay area teaching yoga and becoming a kickboxing instructor.
Amanda just moved to Marina to be closer to the ocean and diving. She is an avid baker and a certified sports nutritionist: which may appear to be opposites, but she believes there is balance in all things. Her goal with her classes is to bring the body and mind back into peaceful equilibrium through movement, breath and intention.
With a passion for community building and social justice, Nick has worked with incarcerated youth and has run wellness programs in underserved communities and charter schools. Nick continues to train with several mentors and teachers and is committed to lifelong learning as a student of various healing arts and holistic health. In his Qi Gong and Mindfulness classes the focus is to create a harmonious union between mind, body, and spirit.
With each class we build a deeper, more loving relationship with ourselves as we enliven our practice.
Shea’s passion for running and experience coaching youth running and movement clubs make her an ideal instructor to teach Yoga for Runners (and walkers!).
She enjoys sharing her passions with all ages. Her experience teaching kids in schools throughout her travels makes her a fun and inspiring instructor for yogis of all ages.
Josie Mason Sova