If you’re feeling stressed out and stuck in Survival Mode…
I’m here to give you a dose of what I like to call Mind-Body Bliss.
(not just on special days but more often than not).
Hi, I’m Liz Vequist. I’ve been into Health and Wellness for most of my life (with a few ups and downs to be 100% honest). I had the good fortune of being raised this way by my incredibly inspiring healthy parents.
Let’s talk about those ups and downs. ‘Cause if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be doing this work. Let’s just say that my lifestyle and career choices in my 20’s led to my feeling pretty unhappy with myself in just about every way possible (overweight, stressed, angry and depressed just for starters).
At 30, I woke up and decided that things needed to change. It was time to get off the hamster wheel, stop blaming others for my crappy life and start creating something better. I yearned for a life that felt meaningful – that began with loving myself and continued with loving my work and the people in my life. A life that made me excited to get up in the morning.
If you know deep inside that things need to change and you’d like to create more joy and happiness in your life… I can help.
Change starts with loving yourself enough to take the first step.
It really helps to have an ally cheer you on.
Yoga’s been a part of my life
…since I followed my mom into a shoulder stand as a 5 year old. I learned a “walking meditation” at the same age. Both yoga and meditation have helped me deal with stress, injuries and the twists and turns of life. I credit my yoga practice for my strong and flexible mind and body. My teaching style emphasizes form and alignment within a flowing sequence. With my bodywork background, I enjoy creating yoga programs that are appropriate for the needs of many different bodies. Click here to find out about private yoga instruction.
I’ve given thousands of Shiatsu massages since 2003.
You probably don’t pay much attention to your body until it starts screaming at you – in discomfort or pain. Bodywork helps you connect and make friends with your body (your body is way smarter than you give it credit for!). Shiatsu involves way more than just your physical body. I’ll work through the emotional, physical and spiritual planes so you feel completely balanced and rejuvenated (version 2.0). I’m known for my deeply intuitive work, which releases tightly held muscular and joint issues as well as longstanding emotional pain patterns. Click here to find out about Shiatsu Massage.
Optimizing my own Nutrition has been a Lifelong Journey.
It’s a journey that continues to evolve. On the whole I feel best eating a plant-based whole foods diet – as local, organic and home-cooked as possible. I don’t like labels and don’t believe that any one diet works for everyone. My approach to weight loss is holistic which means that it will speak to your whole self – what you like to eat, your cravings, how you move, how you deal with stress and of course your lifestyle as well. I have created innovative and successful programs for weight loss based on my own personal journey and work with clients over the last 8 years. Click here to learn about my Seasonal Cleanses and Holistic Weight Loss programs.
I used to be an overweight, sedentary and unhappy office worker sitting in a cubicle.The Universe had other plans for me (Thankfully!). Now…
I love dancing (I can boogie all night long!).
I’m a foodie – I love to cook or explore Ethnic and farm-to-table restaurants.
I love all animals, but cats have always been #1. Currently Mr. Ebbie is my main squeeze :).
I love hooping. That’s me performing with The Boston Hoop Troop.
Purple is my favorite color (big surprise, eh?). My purple obsession began at age 2 when my parents painted my bedroom purple.
I love traveling – Beach vacations (Costa Rica, Hawaii, the Bahamas and Caribbean), Spiritual Retreats (Sivananda Ashram, Omega Institute, Harbin Hot Springs), and pure adventurous fun (Burning Man 3x!).
Did I mention that I love the beach?
I don’t own a car. I love living in a city where I can bike almost everywhere (yep, that’s how I haul my groceries!). Or take the T when there’s mountains of snow afoot (I live in Boston!).
B.A. Art History Boston University.
750 Hour Asian Bodywork Certification at the Boston Shiatsu School with Kiku Miyazaki (2001-2003).
Integrative Nutrition Certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC with Joshua Rosenthal (2006-2007).
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at YogaWorks with Natasha Rizopoulos (2008-2009).
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Down Under with Natasha Rizopoulos and Barbara Benagh (2016).
Co-founder of Harvard Square Shiatsu (2003-2014).
Founder of Watertown Holistic Health (2008-2015).
Founder of Liz Vequist at O2 Yoga (2015-present).