All of my classes are characterized by joy and laughter, and deeply rooted in community—with an admitted twist of militant encouragement, which stems from my Eastern European heritage. I recognize that my style isn’t for everyone! On the other hand, I also love and believe in the power of Yin Yoga—so students are always able to “cool down” in this fashion.
Ellavate Yoga Reviews
Tamara Levinson-USA Olympian
“Ella is an incredibly detailed and knowledgeable teacher of her craft but what I enjoyed most about her guidance is her perfect balance between a world-class athlete type strictness that pushes you safely to your limit, complimented by the most compassionate, sensitive, funny beings I’ve come across. She is all sorts of wonderful! “
USA Olympian in the sports of Rhythmic Gymnastics
"Ella and Yin has changed my life and my body."
Athlete & Fitness Trainer
"As a former collegiate athlete I have high expectations of my workouts, so I love Ella's flow and strength classes. Her explanations help me to continually improve my technique in ways I haven't experienced in other online (or even in person) classes. She gives just the right amount of explanation so I know how to do things correctly, but she's not talking the whole time. Through her teaching, I've also learned the value of incorporating Yin into my practice. While I don't do it as often as I'd like, I've loved every one of Ella's yins that I tried, and wish I had these available to me when I was still a track athlete. Now that I'm a mom of two active little boys I don't have a lot of time to get out of the house for workouts, but the quick flows allow me to still reach my goal of doing at least one yoga session per week, even if it's just a 15 minute core strengthening class! And on the rare opportunities that I have more than 40 minutes to practice I appreciate that I have many options to choose from for all different types of classes and lengths of time." http://www.purebodyfitness.net/
"...I found yoga, and subsequently Ella...(Yoga) reversed my joint damage and had so many physical benefits I wouldn't have fathomed. The real clincher for me was the spiritual and psychological benefits. Yoga keeps you present, fully aware, and clears the monkey chatter from the mind."
Rachel Krider, Born To Prosper
... Her sequencing is masterful, she always gives options and her humorous sidebars never get old...I see so much progress in my flexibility, not to mention leaving my mat every day with a calmer mind and a more open heart. So worth the money!!"
"She puts us into a level I wouldn't otherwise reach."
Emily - @astateofemily
Ella's yoga classes helped me reconnect my mind and body when I was just starting my battle against PTSD. Now that my mind-body connection is disrupted by more mundane things... I still find so much comfort and physical pain relief from her classes! If I ever get offered an amazing job in LA, I'll be sure to find an apartment somewhere close to Forward Fold Yoga so I can learn from Ella herself again! For now, I'm pretty obsessed with her new(ish) website, where you can take her classes for FREE, or subscribe for even more options.Enjoy!