“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”

~ Chinese Proverb

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BEGINNINGS

Welcome and thank you for stopping by my page. I've been actively practicing yoga since 1998 and began teaching in 2003 at the Jersey Shore and in the Tri-State Area.  Registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT-500 and YACEP designations; I teach weekly classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats and mentoring programs. 

In my classes you'll notice my love of anatomy (I can geek out a bit on that), alignment and the fluidity of a strong vinyasa class to engender a deep feeling of ease and strength within the practice. I believe that everyone can participate and benefit from yoga and that the poses guide us to an empowered state of awareness as individuals to find our own rhythm both on the mat and in our lives.

yours in practice,

Ellen

my BACKGROUND

Yoga Teacher Trainer:

Level 2 YIN Yoga; Lead Teacher, Honor Yoga Princeton, Princeton NJ 2019

YIN Yoga; Lead Teacher Trainer, 2013 - present

YIN Yoga; Level 1, Lead Teacher, Hope Yoga, NJ 2018

Co-Lead, 300-Hour Advanced Level Training; Elevate Yoga, Hazlet, 2016 - 2018

Co-Lead, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training; Elevate Yoga, 2015 - 2016

Co-Teach, 200-Power Yoga, Sea Girt, 2016

Restorative Yoga 2015, 2017 - present

Private Mentoring; Lead Teacher, 2013 - present

Guest Teacher Topics

The Structure of Stillness: an exploration of Yin Yoga; 300-hour Dig Yoga, Lambertville, NJ

Anatomy of Yoga for Yoga Teachers; 200 & 300 hour Elevate Yoga, Hazlet, NJ 2019

Integrating Pranayama Techniques; 300-Hour/Hot or Not Yoga, Manahawkin, NJ

Subtle Body Applications; 300-Hour/Hot or Not Yoga, Manahawkin, NJ

Anatomy of Yoga for Yoga Teachers; Lovelight on Main, Forked River, NJ (2019)

Art of Assisting; 200-hour/Lovelight on Main, FR, NJ (2018)

Yin Yoga, Level 1 and 2, Koshas, Subtle Body Work; WE Yoga, Allentown, PA as part of 200/300 hour programs 2016 - Present

Yin Yoga Overview; 200-hour Yoga Peace Kula, Howell, NJ (2015)

Philosophy & Pranayama for YogaWorks 300-hour program/Elevate Yoga – 2013; 2015 (The teaching topics included Various Philosophy and History, Pranayama, SubtleBody, Yoga Philosophy, Restorative Yoga, Meditation) 

Mentor for YogaWorks / Elevate Yoga 2013; 2015  

Yoga International Online Teacher (see video tab)



My Yoga History

Current studies:  Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Flow   

  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hours/Yoga Alliance; YACEP

  • Certified through The Himalayan Institute 500 Hours

  • Previously Anusara-Inspired Certified

  • Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Course: Part 1, 2, 3 Himalayan Institute - present

  • Coaching Sessions with Handel Group

  • Previously Anusara-Inspired Certified, Vinyasa Yoga Training, Therapeutic Yoga Training  circa 2006 - 2012

  • Backcare and Scoliosis Training

  • BA Psychology/Hofstra University

  • Reiki Level 2/THAI Yoga Massage Level 1 

  • Yin Yoga Training 

“Trust in possibility with ALL your heart” e.mari

“Trust in possibility with ALL your heart” e.mari