It brings me great joy to be able to extend my knowledge and passion for health and wellness. With 40 years of experience in the industry, I hope to enlighten you on the many areas of my expertise: the body, passion for life, the balance of life and body, and most importantly, living your life to the fullest. Welcome to the Elizabeth Sullivan Wellness website…enjoy.
I began my journey as a dancer when I was just a young girl and while it was one of the hardest things I have ever done, both physically and financially, I have loved every moment of my career. Dancing has brought amazing opportunities to my life. At the young age of 20, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Acapulco, Mexico where I danced at El Centro de Acapulco. Acapulco led me to Tokyo, Japan where I ended up living for a year and a half. Tokyo is where the opportunities just kept rolling in; modeling, commercials for major companies like ISUZO, a national T.V. comedy show, and an impersonation of Jennifer Beal in Flash Dance. I also got introduced to the culture by meeting incredible people, traveling to all four Islands, Hong Kong and even Seoul, Korea. After Tokyo, I traveled back to the United States and found myself in both LA and NYC living the exhilarating but yet struggling life of a dancer. An audition for the Broadway show 42nd Street led to four callbacks only to find out I didn’t fit the costume. My father used to say, “for every 100 auditions you will get one YES”. Really…? I thought to myself. What I realized was that the more No’s I received, the greater my chances were at getting a yes! It’s amazing what the mind is capable of when you simply change your thinking.
I went on to dance with companies such as; Cleo Parker Robinson, Jan Justis Dance Co., Boulder Jazz Dance Co., modeling with Donna Baldwin, Maximum Talent, and JF Images all during my 20’s and 30’s. During that time, I got to travel for three years and earn a BA in Dance. Oh and somewhere along the way, I managed to get married and have three incredible children. Two girls and a boy, all in their 20’s now and incredible human beings. I am one proud mamma, they are the joy of my life!
In 2001, I noticed I had a passion to help people with their overall physical well-being so I became a certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor. I also was suffering from a major discomfort in one of my hips and was diagnosed bone-on-bone at the age of 38. I had to stop all ‘hard core’ workouts and Pilates and yoga gave me relief and prolonged the inevitable ‘Hip Replacement’ surgery that I needed. I didn’t have my first hip replacement until the age of 51 and my second one came at 53. (That can’t be considering I’m only 42!) Through my hip replacement experience, I have used myself as a test to what to do and what not to do. I have developed a pre-op exercise routine for those going into surgery that helps clients to recover faster and more effectively after surgery. I love working with ‘Hip’ clients and love helping them succeed before, during, and after their surgeries. I have loved being a Pilates, yoga, and Barre instructor for the past 20 years.
NOW, my passion is teaching everyone about true, pure, natural health and wellness. I’m an advocate for spreading the word about ‘alternative’ routes to take with our health because I do not think that the western world with all of its synthetic drugs, is the answer. The earth was meant to be our pharmacy; plants, flowers, soil, water. I’ve never been so sure about anything in my life.
I am also passionate about ‘crimes against humanity’. I believe we should treat others as we would like to be treated and the current culture of treating people with disrespect (whether it is worldly or in our work place) is wrong.
Give me the chance to show you how you can improve your life, health, and well-being physically and emotionally!
I hope your life is as full and rich as mine has become (it took time but it was worth the journey)!