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

~ Chinese Proverb

Patricia Willis Photography

Patricia Willis Photography

Patricia Willis Photography


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 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.

Through the practice we meet ourselves, where we are, as we are, and with the help of the postures we move deeper toward  remaining present.  It is a privilege to be a guide in that process. 

yours in practice,

Ellen

BACKGROUND

  • Current studies:  Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Flow   

  • Yoga International Online Teacher (see video tab)

  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hours/Yoga Alliance

  • Certified through The Himalayan Institute 500 Hours

  • Teacher Trainer: Yin Yoga  2013 - present

  • Teacher Trainer:  Restorative Yoga  2015, 2017 - present

  • Previously Anusara-Inspired Certified

  • Teacher Trainer 200-hour and 300-hour Advanced program at Elevate Yoga 2016 - present

  • Private Mentoring/2013 - present

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

  • Teacher Trainer Philosophy & Pranayama for YogaWorks 300-hour program/Elevate Yoga – 2013; 2015 

  • Mentor for YogaWorks / Elevate Yoga 2013; 2015  

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

  • BA Psychology/Hofstra University

  • Reiki Level 2/THAI Yoga Massage Level 1 

  • Yin Yoga Training