Ellie was first drawn to the fire and intensity of Ashtanga yoga while living in Vermont in 2000. She completed her 200-hour training in 2005, followed by a 40-hour Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training with David Swenson, and, most recently, the 300-hour YogaWorks Professional Program. Although she has been taught and influenced by many teachers, she continues to be humbled and inspired by what she learns through her practice, her life, and her teaching.
Ellie teaches strong and balanced vinyasa classes with a focus on breath awareness, aligning with Self, and cultivating the qualities of contentment, acceptance, and continued disciplined effort without attachment to the outcome. Driven by the profound and rich aspects of yoga philosophy, the energetic, subtle body, and the spiritual undercurrents of the practice, her classes aim to encourage students to discover the limitless potential that is within; that which is whole, complete, universal. It is her hope that all people will feel welcomed, supported, challenged, and open to the countless benefits of yoga.