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Meditation Yoga Pilates Wellness Services

Darcy Elman, Owner of Blue Iris Studio in Novato, CA

Instructor Bios


Darcy Elman, owner of Blue Iris Studio Novato, is Certified in Pilates mat and apparatus, as well as Hatha yoga instructor. She is a leader and expert in movement education. Darcy has been an Alexander Teacher and Visionary Cranial Sacral therapist in practice for 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is dedicated to helping students get more enjoyment out of life by safely guiding them on the path to fitness, flexibility and musculoskeletal alignment.  She continues to combine her deep knowledge of the body with the most current fitness technology and healing techniques. 

As a certified Alexander Technique Teacher, Cranial Sacral Therapist, Fully Certified Pilates Mat and Equipment Trainer, and Hatha Yoga Teacher she is a leader in posture, movement re-education, visionary therapeutic bodywork and fitness. She graduated from the Alexander Training Institute of San Francisco in 1988, Certified with ITT in Pilates, and completed her yoga teacher training at Yoga Kula of Berkley. In Cranial Sacral Therapy Darcy trained directly with osteopaths, The Milne Institute, as well as The Upledger Institute. 

Darcy has been on the teaching staff at Quan Yin Acupuncture Clinic, Center Strength Pilates, Rolling Hills Fitness, Yoga of Sonoma, Yoga of Los Altos, Reformation Studio, Bay Club, Pilates of Hawaii, Ann Turner Studio of Alaska, Evolve Yoga and Pilates, and Yoga Is Youthfulness, Novato Pilates, and Fitwise studio Mill Valley.  Blue Iris is her dream, in that she is offering a wellness program of therapeutic bodywork, along with state of the art Yoga and Pilates classes and Private appointments!