Welcome to my site—a virtual studio that gives you a glimpse into how I train. The different styles of movement offered here serve as an antidote to my fast-paced life.

If you struggle practicing at home and aren’t sure where to start, the “programs” I’ve created will help answer your questions. All you have to do is press “play.”

THE PHYSICAL JOURNEY

If you’re not physically healthy, your personal and spiritual growth may also suffer. This is why I honor the third limb of yoga. It’s important to take care of yourself—to circulate the breath where the body is stagnant and energetically blocked. To get moving and feel alive. To take your joints through a range of motion. To find balance between strength and flexibility— between Yin and Yang.

PRACTICE FOR YOUR NEEDS

Just as you crave different foods for different seasons, your body craves different ways to move—cravings that can change by the day, and which are often driven by events in your life. Perhaps your job is very demanding—or you’re moving or ending a relationship. Maybe you’re starting a new chapter of your life.
Your mind may be screaming “Vinyasa,” but your body and nervous system would actually benefit more from stretching and Yin.

Because our needs change daily, we must meet our bodies where they are. What if you were to identify your needs and work with rather than against them?

FOUR STYLES OF PRACTICE

This virtual studio allows me to share my practice in ways that aren’t possible during live classes. Below you’ll find tips on how to take advantage of the wide variety of classes on Ellavateyoga.

The CONDITIONING section is crucial for strong flow yogis who love to invert. Yogis who want to handstand like gymnasts do, need to train appropriately and understand the job of each body part. My repetitive drills focus on the little details to help get you there. As a side benefit, many students find that they have less back and hip pain when they incorporate proper conditioning into their practice.

My alignment-based VINYASA flow has quite a unique feel—which has to do with my understanding of the body and how I sequence. This comes from my many years as an elite-level gymnast. Whether you want to turn off your mind and just move, or work on a peak pose, you can find it all under Vinyasa flow!

My ACTIVE STRETCH classes are mandatory for TYPE-A yogis, and likewise helpful for those who love to run, bike, and play sports—in other words, for anyone who has an active lifestyle but doesn’t take enough time to stretch. Poses are held for an entire minute, with the focus on awareness and breath. This process allows us to quiet the mind and release the tension we naturally accumulate, then bury it deep in the heart.

I share my softer side in the YIN section of Ellavateyoga. Together we work on stilling the mind and regaining mobility in the body. I think of Yin as a decompression nap for the spine and nervous system. To me, it’s the ultimate form of self-care.

BE AT PEACE

My goal is that you grow both physically and mentally—to help you transcend the stories and habitual thought patterns in which people often get stuck.

Having grown up with alcoholism and abuse, I found it critical to build peace in my life. This site is my effort to share the tools that have helped me move from chaos to peace.

Welcome to my site—a virtual studio that gives you a glimpse into how I train. The different styles of movement offered here serve as an antidote to my fast-paced life.

If you struggle practicing at home and aren’t sure where to start, the “programs” I’ve created will help answer your questions. All you have to do is press “play.”

THE PHYSICAL JOURNEY

If you’re not physically healthy, your personal and spiritual growth may also suffer. This is why I honor the third limb of yoga. It’s important to take care of yourself—to circulate the breath where the body is stagnant and energetically blocked. To get moving and feel alive. To take your joints through a range of motion. To find balance between strength and flexibility— between Yin and Yang.

PRACTICE FOR YOUR NEEDS

Just as you crave different foods for different seasons, your body craves different ways to move—cravings that can change by the day, and which are often driven by events in your life. Perhaps your job is very demanding—or you’re moving or ending a relationship. Maybe you’re starting a new chapter of your life.
Your mind may be screaming “Vinyasa,” but your body and nervous system would actually benefit more from stretching and Yin.

Because our needs change daily, we must meet our bodies where they are. What if you were to identify your needs and work with rather than against them?

FOUR STYLES OF PRACTICE

This virtual studio allows me to share my practice in ways that aren’t possible during live classes. Below you’ll find tips on how to take advantage of the wide variety of classes on Ellavateyoga.

The CONDITIONING section is crucial for strong flow yogis who love to invert. Yogis who want to handstand like gymnasts do, need to train appropriately and understand the job of each body part. My repetitive drills focus on the little details to help get you there. As a side benefit, many students find that they have less back and hip pain when they incorporate proper conditioning into their practice.

My alignment-based VINYASA flow has quite a unique feel—which has to do with my understanding of the body and how I sequence. This comes from my many years as an elite-level gymnast. Whether you want to turn off your mind and just move, or work on a peak pose, you can find it all under Vinyasa flow!

My ACTIVE STRETCH classes are mandatory for TYPE-A yogis, and likewise helpful for those who love to run, bike, and play sports—in other words, for anyone who has an active lifestyle but doesn’t take enough time to stretch. Poses are held for an entire minute, with the focus on awareness and breath. This process allows us to quiet the mind and release the tension we naturally accumulate, then bury it deep in the heart.

I share my softer side in the YIN section of Ellavateyoga. Together we work on stilling the mind and regaining mobility in the body. I think of Yin as a decompression nap for the spine and nervous system. To me, it’s the ultimate form of self-care.

BE AT PEACE

My goal is that you grow both physically and mentally—to help you transcend the stories and habitual thought patterns in which people often get stuck.

Having grown up with alcoholism and abuse, I found it critical to build peace in my life. This site is my effort to share the tools that have helped me move from chaos to peace.