Authenticity, Balance and Truth

“As I often tell my students, the person you’ll have the hardest time opening to and truly loving without reserve is yourself. Once you can do that, you can love the whole universe unconditionally.”
— Adyashanti

Mentoring and Yoga Therapy

Connection & chemistry matter. Learning is a co-creative process. In my role as Mentor & Yoga Therapist, I believe my primary responsibility is to shine a light on your strengths, allowing you to discover your authentic voice and tap into your passions.

While Yoga is something that can be taught, it is primarily something to be lived. As yoga professionals, we often discover that our personal and professional lives are intertwined.  To grow one is to grow the other.  The precepts of Yoga inform our life, and in turn, life informs our teaching. We must be willing to “grow” ourselves if we hope to support our students growth.

As Yoga students we blossom into a sense of self that is beyond the body. This blossoming may call forward a deep desire to live life in a new or different way.   Ultimately yoga is a journey toward wholeness,  Wholeness arises through a process of authentic self understanding, compassion and self love. As we live more in alignment with the truth of our being a deep sense of wholeness arises.

I liken the journey of self-discovery to hiking a mountain – full of beauty and speckled with challenges. This is life.  There is no joy without sorrow. No triumph without defeat. Learning to navigate the highs and lows, the duality inherent in life, is the Yogic journey. It commands our attention, our courage and above all our compassion. Harnessing the innermost well of self-love and compassion is ellen’s blueprint for  creating safe and courageous space for Mentoring and Yoga Therapy sessions.  Click on these links to learn more about Yoga Therapy or Mentoring with ellen.

 Let go of the battle.  Breathe quietly and let it be.  Let your body relax and your heart soften.  Open to whatever you experience without fighting.
-Jack Kornfield

Train to Teach Students of all Abilities

Excited about the prospect of becoming a Yoga Teacher?

Ready to take your skills to another level as a Yoga Therapist?

Join me, ellen, for the Integrative Yoga Therapy 200-hour level Yoga Teacher Training (in RI or via Zoom) or for the Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy, Professional Yoga Therapy Certification (300 and 800 hour level) in the exquisite Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

I am excited to guide and support you. With almost 40 years as a Yoga practitioner and 30 as a teacher I have an abundance of practice, training and experience to share with you. The Integrative Yoga Therapy 200-hour program is an exquisitely designed curriculum that prepares you to teach individuals regardless of age or level of fitness. Click here for 200-hour Integrative Yoga Therapy training.

Join me and an amazing group of colleagues at the Kripalu Center for advanced training in Yoga Therapy.  Upon completion of the 300 hour program you will be certified as an advance teacher of therapeutic yoga.  Complete the 800 hour professional yoga therapy training program and become certified as a Yoga Therapist through the International Association for Yoga Therapists. For more information and a link to Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy click here.

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