Yana Yoga has been in business for many year and it shows! Great, well-trained, dedicated teachers, beautiful space, lots of class options. Plus, massage, reiki, and more!
An educator by nature and by training, Ellen has a BS in Education and a MS in Educational Psychology. She is an E-RYT 500 and has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teaching classes for 8 years. Ellen describes her style as eclectic, drawing from various traditions and methodologies, creating opportunities for students to study the mind-body connection on a personal and profound level. Ellen teaches from a place of authenticity, respect and compassion and loves to help her students embrace their own yogic path.
“My classes always include pranayama (breath work), asana (poses) relaxation and meditation. And, since my personal yoga journey has brought me so much joy, and taught me the very important lesson of not taking myself too seriously, there’s often laughter, and sometimes downright silliness in my classes; but just as often there are moments of deep silence, contemplation and connection.”
“One of my favorite quotes from Lao Tzu is “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Yoga is such a wonderful vehicle for that journey. I encourage my students to listen to their bodies, hearts and minds and ask them to question, explore and move beyond their comfort zone. My role is to support their practice in whatever way I can and I am truly honored and privileged to share their journeys. I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Ellen has additional training in Children’s Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Recovery, and is a Master Reiki Practitioner and teacher. She is enthusiastic about expanding her calling to help others through the gift of yoga and energy healing.