This summer, I was thinking of taking the month of August off to paddle board, play on my mat, watch Netflix, and chill. But like always, life laughed at me and made other plans!

I’ve spent the last four months balancing my teaching schedule with recording audio fitness classes and developing them into specific programs—just me, a sound engineer and a recording booth! I never really imagined my career would take me in this direction— especially with my accent! It has been very challenging, but looking back at the last four months, I think it’s exactly what I needed. It has made me more precise in my teaching and allowed me to face more of my fears.

If you wish to check out the finishing product and try any of the audio classes for FREE, download the ClassPassGo app here! and look for me, Ella under trainers.

I’m a very visual person, so having to teach with only my voice and no visuals forced me to be as direct and efficient as possible. As a result, this process allowed me to see my website through new eyes and ponder what it is that I’m trying to communicate both online and in my classes. I’m happy to say that starting next month, I will be filming new classes and bringing you different programs and in different styles—ones that I’ve been developing and exploring in my own practice. For now, enjoy the release of these FIVE NEW CLASSES:

Yin & Stretch:

Release Tension in your Hip Flexors
Hip Opening Stretches 

Vinyasa Flow

Strength And Flexibility Stress Test
Journey to Crow Pose
Journey to Splits 

Recording 70 audio classes in a four-month period was quite intense. It also made me realize that I really like sharing the themes I talk about in class over audio—because my voice and personality can be present in a way that I’m not yet comfortable with in writing. I want to spend the rest of this year filming and developing programs for my own site. After that, I have no idea how, but I want to attempt Journey with Ella through some sort of podcast on my site.
What are you working on that is way out of your comfort zone but your heart is burning with passion and your gut is screaming at you to try? If you know the answer, start taking daily steps toward it if you haven’t already. If you’re uncertain, sit with the question. The answer will always come.

Let’s allow ourselves the freedom to explore and create! Life is meant to be a journey!

In my attempt of bringing balance into my body and mind, I sadly had to let go of a lot of classes. You can find my current schedule here!
Hope to see you guys for Stretch and Invert Saturday, September 15th at Forward Fold! You can sign up here.

Ive been listening to a lot of NPRs, How I Built This,and what Ive come to realize is that the most popular and successful household brands had no idea what they were doing when they started.  Neither did I with my online classes. I knew one aspect of it which also happens to be my passion, Yoga.  When people encouraged me to do it, they said, I would just have to release 14 classes. I never ever thought a blog would be necessary and probably laughed at the people who called themselves bloggers.  I never realized I would have to do marketing and learn boring concepts that make me want to break out in a rash like SEO and CTA.

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