“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!" @cuchira
LA Yoga Teacher
Taylor Swift Dancer
"I’m glad I stepped into Ella’s class!I’m a professional dancer and yoga teacher. Because of Ella’s gymnastics background she understand how our body works with an extra layer than other yoga teachers I have encountered! My alignment got much better since I started taking her classes due to the precise correction she gives her students! As a dancer, I love to be challenged physically and with her teaching you won’t be disappointed! Not only does she challenge you, she teaches the importance of the Yin side of the practice. I feel like I fully understand the importance of it. She is the whole package!" @MariaWada
"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." purebodyfitness.net
"Ella's classes have transformed literally my life and my body. Her dedication to the progress of her students is unrivaled. Practicing under Ella's guidance has been absolute joy and privilege, she is madly passionate about her students' progress. At the same time, she is relentless in getting the foundation and alignment right, her understanding of human physique through her own gymnastics and yoga experience gives her teaching an edge that others simply cannot match." @Kaur.kallas
"I have been using Ella's online classes for over a year now. The quality of instruction is extraordinary. The range is very wide - from full size classes for advanced Asana practitioners to short Yin sequences to increase any student's flexibility. While Ella's Asana practice is extremely advanced, you can find classes for all levels. Her attention to alignment is borderline obsessive which is, in my mind, of ultimate importance. Her attitude is gentle and nurturing. I highly recommend her classes, my practice improved greatly since I started using her website." @AlexanderKsendzov
LA Yoga Teacher
"Ella’s classes have taught me how important a foundation of fundamental alignment principals is to growing your practice. She is able to seamlessly weave strength and flexibility through poses and drills and manages to incorporate honest, funny anecdotes throughout. I love how she inspires you to put in the work on and off the mat and always go for your dreams." @YogaErica
LA Yoga Teacher
"Ella was a turning point in my life. I’ve never met anyone with so much skill and and energy.
I’ve practiced every day since Ella’s Teacher Training, 2 hours a day at least. The sequences Ella came up with were amazing to me. Before Ella I had I only practiced Ashtanga. When I walked into Forward Fold It was astounding. The best thing she left me with, is the courage to create and innovate . Today I practice an Ashtanga based sequence and mix it up with new creative ideas. The Traditional Yoga and the Innovative. Her influence is in my every day practice, and I aspire to her example, but in my own way. P.S As far as I know, Ella is still not a fan of Ashtanga, but if I had her skills and amazing sequences I’d keep rocking a good thing and keep building it. Her gift has definitely changed this life. She gives the example of what can be, a living example what we Yogis Aspire to."
"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!"
"... 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!!" @farmhousebythefalls_ms.d
LA Yoga Teacher
"She puts us into a level I wouldn't otherwise reach." @astateofemily
LA Yoga Teacher
"I have 4 criteria after I take a yoga class. A teacher only needs to have one yes to the following questions for me to return to their class. They are: Did I learn something (anything! even taught a basic concept to me)? Did I feel seen? Did I have fun? Is the teacher being authentically themselves? I continue to return to Ella's classes whenever I can because she meets all four criteria within every class (which I find rare!) She is fiercely passionate about the subject matter she is teaching (both vinyasa and yin) and each of her students, she takes no shit from anyone, and has a great sense of humor. And loves ice cream too. I feel lucky to be able to learn from her." @ej_merlin
"...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." @rachelkrider
"Ella and Yin has changed my life and my body."