Online Yoga Programs

Welcome to Ellavate Yoga—The Antidote to a Stressful Life.
If you’re uncertain where to start your journey, begin with phase 1-4.  Suggestions are included at the end of each bundle, to help guide you. Are you ready to discover and reach your potential?

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About Ellavate Yoga

Though I wasn’t conscious of it at the time, my journey to yoga actually began during my childhood in Romania. As part of both a Communist society and the country’s Junior Olympic Gymnastics Team, I was exposed to extraordinary mental and physical challenges at a young age. 

Although my body developed great strength through gymnastics (and I found surprising solitude being upside down), I often lived in fear. That reality is reflected in my emphasis on the mental aspect of yoga. In class, I focus on strengthening the mind as much as on strengthening the body. Read more about Ella by clicking here.

Phase 1: Mobility

Even at the young age of 25, our bodies began to stiffen.  Mobility helps prevent stiffening by stimulating the tissues to maintain their vital healthy functions. For athletes, this allows you to work on a key range of motions and stress lines to improve performance.  Yin is a unique offering to the body. Just as the morning dew nourishes the soft supple grass, Yin lubricates and restores tired achy muscles and joints.  7 Days of Bliss aims to address these challenges.  Start your journey here!

Level: Beginner
Duration: 7 Days
Time Required: 20 minutes

Phase 2: Movement

It’s time to get moving. We have more life to live! As we focus on circulating the breath around the body, the thinking mind takes a back seat to remembering who we are. Syncing breath and movement as one, we move out stagnant energy, create space for our lives, and move closer to our pure potential.
Whether you’re recommitting to your practice, realigning with your truth, your journey starts here!

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 5 days
Time Required: 20-25 minutes

Phase 2: Movement

It’s time to get moving. We have more life to live! As we focus on circulating the breath around the body, the thinking mind takes a back seat to remembering who we are. Syncing breath and movement as one, we move out stagnant energy, create space for our lives, and move closer to our pure potential. Whether you’re recommitting to your practice, realigning with your truth, your journey starts here!
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Level: Intermediate
Duration: 5 days
Time Required: 20-25 minutes

Phase 3: Conditioning

I love yoga and have chosen to dedicate my life to it. But I find myself frustrated by how it’s taught. My training to make the Romanian Olympic Team of Gymnastics started at the age of four. The first thing you learn is body awareness. I’ve noticed that many students skip the fundamentals. I intentionally spend time trying to help students undo patterns of tension and wrong approach. What’s often missing is a container in which you can learn and explore. What’s often missing is a “bridge of awareness” connecting what the teacher is saying to what the student is hearing and then translating into their own body. What’s missing is Conditioning.

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 weeks
Time Required: 20-30 minutes
 

 

Phase 3: Conditioning

Are you a yogi whose insufficient in the strength department? Do you keep kicking the crap out of the wall in handstands? Then try Then try my 10-day Fundamentals of Conditioning.  Where your inversion practice should have started. per day 

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 weeks
Time Required: 20-30 minutes

Phase 4: Ellavate Your Mind

Strengthening the body without strengthening the mind is pointless. We all have a purpose, and it’s our job to discover what that purpose is and how to be of service. We must move past the ego and the illusion it imposes on us. The writing section of this site is my attempt to share with you some of the themes I explore in my live classes here in Los Angeles. I believe we need to continue growing as human beings. Hopefully, as we work on our own growth, we inspire others to do the same. We’re responsible for the energy that we bring into the room.

Phase 4: Ellavate Your Mind

Strengthening the body without strengthening the mind is pointless. We all have a purpose, and it’s our job to discover what that purpose is and how to be of service. We must move past the ego and the illusion it imposes on us. The writing section of this site is my attempt to share with you some of the themes I explore in my live classes here in Los Angeles. I believe we need to continue growing as human beings. Hopefully, as we work on our own growth, we inspire others to do the same. We’re responsible for the energy that we bring into the room.

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