Loved Bonnie’s gentle/moderate class this morning. It was a little bit of everything. Breath, stretching/holding, strength and relaxation
Ellen has been with Yana Yoga since its inception in 2010. She has been an integral part to the growth of the studio and continues to expand her training and knowledge to enable us to offer a deeper experience to our clients. We are truly blessed to have her as part community. An educator by nature and by training, Ellen has a BS in Education and a MS in Educational Psychology. Ellen has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years, has been teaching classes for over 10 years, and is an E-RYT 500 (experienced, registered yoga teacher with 500+ hours of training) with more than 4,500 hours of teaching experience.
“My training was Iyengar based, so alignment is a key factor, but my classes are pretty eclectic. They always include pranayama (breath work), asana (poses) relaxation and meditation, and we explore them in a variety of ways through the teachings of many different traditions. 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, Yoga for Cancer Recovery, Yoga and Chinese Medicine and is a Reiki Master.