This is one of my favorite yoga classes to date. I feel like Ellese says all the right things and I always come out of this class so peaceful. It's definitely a workout but it strikes the perfect balance (in my opinion) of working up a sweat & decluttering the mind. The mindfulness of the class is intertwined so perfectly. I also enjoy the way Ellese walks among the students and assists during classes. I feel supported and like I can ask her anything because she genuinely cares. I'd recommend this class to anyone!
Nadeesha (PhD, Duke, 2019; YTT 200, 2015) teaches anatomically informed, bodily-autonomy-focused vinyasa flow. A yogi since the age of six, she has trained under the world-famous Kandyan dancer and yogi Vajira Chitrasena, as well as at Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia. She holds that yoga is a tool for social justice as well as a means to undo the world’s harsh and constrictive effects on the bodymind; she frequently holds yoga fundraisers for women’s rights, disaster relief, and student equity, and teaches diversity and inclusion segments for Carolina Yoga Company’s teacher trainings. Her vinyasa sequencing is centered around anatomical and physiological principles and strongly influenced by her PhD in biology and teaching experience in anatomy and physiology. A passionate proponent of bodily autonomy, she takes great joy in teaching how vinyasa yoga can be customized to suit all body types and ability levels for optimal invigoration, pain relief, relaxation, and pleasure.