Ellen Patrick, E-RYT 500
IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Ellen’s yoga journey began over 30 years ago when a back injury sidelined her aspiring Broadway dance career. For many years thereafter, she turned to yoga to keep her mind, body, and spirit healthy, while navigating a career in the corporate world. Fed up with this unfulfilling life, she became a certified yoga teacher in 2000.
Since then, Ellen has graduated from 3 different teacher training programs, and subsequently chose to pursue the field of Yoga Therapy. After 10 years of training and further studies with Gary Kraftsow, she became a certified Yoga Therapist in the Viniyoga tradition of Krishnamacharya, in 2011.
For 12 years, Ellen owned and directed The Yoga Sanctuary in New York, New York. During this time she developed a unique style of teaching asana that incorporates Vinyasa with therapeutic applications. She believes that asana is meant to serve individual students and not the other way around. Asanas are tools for students to adapt to serve their specific needs.
She feels it is her job, as teacher, to help her students understand their needs and then demonstrate how a yoga practice can bring balance and healing to each individual.
Classes with Ellen
Ellen teaches a mindful, slow flow practice with therapeutic applications that include adaptation of postures for the unique needs of individuals. Her classes are infused with humor and yoga philosophy. Students come away feeling empowered and with a deeper sense of self. Those with injuries and limitations will thrive in her classes.
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