Introduced to yoga as teenager, I began a casual love affair with asana. It was in my early 20’s that I dedicated myself more seriously to my practice. As I continued to study and exposed myself to senior and master teachers, my practice and and my sense of self began to shift. I remember very clearly beginning a class and recognizing that my practice was provoking a competitive intensity reminiscent of my years competitively swimming. That visceral experience allowed me to see that I was feeding the fire that provoked imbalance within me and subsequently inspired a years long journey towards yoga as therapy and Zen meditation.
Today I view yoga and meditation as a path to health and healing in the body, mind and spirit. It is a path I live and passionately share with clients and students. My teaching is informed by Hanna Somatics, Zen, TRE, yoga and ayurveda. My intention is to bring students more fully into their practice and support an internal environment ripe for sustainable transformation.
Here at The Yoga Sangha I teach weekly classes, work daily with clients, and offer both workshops and small group series.
Visit www.ellenmckenzieyoga.com for more information about my offerings.
Ann Maxwell & Molly McManus