Hello everyone, my name is Elio Masa. I am originally from the North of Italy, and I moved to LA in 1987, and then to Portland in 1988. I’ve worked in the restaurant business as a waiter for most of my life, loving people, and quality food. I have a 20 year old daughter, who I love. She is studying music is Liverpool, England. She introduced me to my first yoga lesson in the park right before she left for college, and shortly thereafter I found Bikram Yoga. I was invited to a Bikram community class. I couldn’t believe I actually made it through the heat of the first class! My second time was another community class and from there I signed up for a month! After this time I felt my mind, body and soul rejuvinated and it was clear to me all the benefits I was getting and I signed up for another 3 months.
After that period, I was hooked. I saw the amazing life experiences all the teachers where having and I knew I wanted to teach. I went to teacher training in fall 2011 and had one of the best experiences of my life! Now I want to share it with as many people as possible, so they can reap the same life changing benefits I have and live a healthy happy life! The more I teach the more I enjoy it! I know Bikram yoga works and I truly believe in this practice. I hope to see you in the studio soon!