Bio

Ellie’s passion for yoga was ignited when lived in India during the Spring of 2014. She agreed to intense yoga classes 6 days a week at 7:00 am in the morning. At the time, not realize what a large impact yoga would have on my life for years to come. Since then, her love and passion for yoga has only grown.

As a past collegiate athlete, Ellie originally focused purely on the athletic-fit side of yoga. However, as her practice evolved she came to really love the philosophy, grace, and positivity that stems from yoga. Ellie continues to delve into the ways that yoga is not only good for the body, but healthy for the mind. Her intention for every class is to infuse love into the room so that others can carry that love into the world. Strength and compassion is what she tries to encompass both on and off the mat.

Website

www.ellebelleyoga.com

Get to know ellie

Who/what inspired you to teach yoga?
I actually took my yoga teacher training with the intention to further my personal practice. I was not sure if teaching was going to resonate for me. Turns out, I love holding the space for my students and helping them rejuvenate their mind body.
What keeps you practicing?
The awareness that yoga gives me intentional time for self care, so that I can fill myself up with love and compassion to share that with those I come in to contact with in my daily life. I know it helps me be my best self.
What are your goals as a teacher?
My intention for every class is to infuse love into the room so that others can carry that love into the world. I try to encompass both strength and compassion on and off the mat.
What does organic mean to you?
Organic means natural, clean, thoughtful, and kind to our amazing planet earth.
What advice would you give to someone who is just beginning yoga?
Have no expectations for self! Yoga is breath. Yoga is child’s pose. Yoga is different in each person because we are all different. Listen to what you need and honor that. This is your time for YOU.
How has yoga changed your life?
Yoga gives me balance, allows me to find serenity in the change, and connects me to my mind and body in all facets of my life in a way that I did not know was possible before starting my practice.
Besides yoga, what do you do to keep a healthy lifestyle?
I go outdoors!! And I try to eat well, maintaining a mostly plant-based diet and staying away from processed foods as much as I can. (While still recognizing that that homemade chocolate chip cookie makes me happy and being sure to give myself that chocolatey deliciousness love too!)
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