Staying on Track Through Repetition: Meet Elisa Devlin



Incorporating her knowledge of anatomy and drawing upon her BA Degree in Maharishi Vedic Science, Elisa offers a challenging and safe class environment for all levels. Up ahead, our convo with the creative yogi.

Daily Move – what do you do every day to keep moving?

I do 20 – 30 minutes of Yoga everyday. If I’m pushed for time then I do only 10 – 15 minutes, but I always do some.

Daily ingredient? Five minutes each day – what to do for you?

I take time to think of all my blessings and things that I’m thankful for. It helps me stay on track and focus less on what I don’t have and more on what I do have, like this I attract more good things.

Favourite way to detox?

Eat light meals for a day; cooked apples for breakfast, soup for lunch and dinner and sip hot water throughout the day. Giving the digestion a chance to rest and build up digestive fire.

How you fell in love with yoga:

A feeling of spaciousness in the body translated to an enormous sense of well-being.

Top tip for creating a habit:

Repetition. A little a day goes a long way.

What motivates you to move more?

The benefits I receive are greater than the effort it took to start.

If you weren’t a yoga teacher what would you like to be?

Director of a major health company, spreading good word for all people to have greater enjoyment from life.

What do you wear when you practice at home?

I love to practice in my underwear!

Asana of today and why?

Inversions, turning your world upside down helps to see things from a different perspective.


Elisa views London from upside down in this inversion shot by photographer Tomas Sentpetery.

In Tweet length why do you practice?

I want to keep my mind and body in good shape so I can live a long and prosperous life. 

Essential yoga accessory?

Liforme mat; I love the alignment lines.

Which guru would you like to sit on a mountain with?

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Top place to practise?


Last book you read?

Being One, Steven Harrison.

Living thinker – someone whose life perspective you admire?

Shiva Rea.

Who’s been your soundtrack this month?



In just 3 minutes, Elisa shows us how to strengthen the core and connect it to the arms through strong shoulders with plank and side plank. Click video to play.


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