In the Charlote and surrounding areas there are many places to practice yoga; studios, gyms, and rec centers. But what if your instructor came to you? Offering competent alignment based yoga that fits your body and needs. Simply Ellen Yoga is the option for one-on-one and small group classes, in the comfort of your home, community space, or clubhouse!!
The founder, Ellen Branch has been teaching yoga for two years. She specifially seeks to expose those, who would otherwise not have the time or funds to practice at a typical studio in Charlotte. After graduating from college in 2014, she realized that her passion to serve in the nursing field had changed to something more holistic. Now she offers her time and energy as a doula to expecting mothers of all ages and yoga instructor.
If you are interested in more information about services and prices; please contact me through facebook.com search Simply Ellen Yoga.
peace, love, and light!
The work I do is all about comfortability. How comfortable is the client? First with the idea of yoga and how it can be beneficial to everyday life. Then with me as their personal instructor. And finally after all the time and energy; how comfortable are then in their new body. It is a delicate dance between pushing the limits and keeping the mind, body, and spirit open to the amazing changes that take place when we breath and let go!
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We schedule time, normally during our first session to chat about pre-existing conditions, injuries, and other relevant topics to help the instructor focus the class for the individual. We begin class with many options to modify poses so that each student feels empowered to grow no matter where they have started.
RYT-200 hr Yoga Teacher Training recognized by Yoga Alliance.
40 min** 1-1 : $40
60 min* 1-1 / small class : $60 /$80
90 min* 1-1 / small class : $90 / $110
120 min* 1-1 / small class : $120 / $140
*Allotted in this time is 10 minutes to devote toward brief discussion and opportunity to ask questions.
** Only 1-1 offered for this time slot
After dancing ballet most of my childhood, I took a yoga class in college and realized much of what I had learned in ballet translated into yoga. It helped me calm my mind and deal with everyday college stress. After college I continued to have my own practice and when I completed my doula certification, it seemed like a simpler way to attract like minded women and families interested in honing our own innate ability to heal and serve ourselves. I hope to share what I have learned with as many people as possible.
I have worked with all types of bodies and ages. For the first year of my teaching practice I worked with the aging population 60-90 years old, working class professionals 30-50 years old, people with chronic back pain, immune disorders, children and pregnant women.
In May 2017, I along with my business partner hosted a wellness event at a local crossfit gym. We had an excellent turn out! There were vendors from all over NC; offering reiki healing, tarot, artisanal soap, natural hair care, jewelry, art, and media. It grew from an idea that came to me in a dream. "What if I could rally all my friends and help them build their business as well as promote my own..?" Thus RECONNECT: Spirit, Body, and Soul was born.
Make your first yoga experience special and however you would imagine being relaxed and vulnerable; facilitate space, create room for playful transformation to occur!
Don't rush your body...as cool as crow and shoulderstand look; we must listen to our body rather than seek immediate satisfaction.
Ask all the question even the ones you think are silly... If we dont know, we will find resources to help you cultivate your own understanding.
Prior injuries to joints and skeleton are necessary to communicate with your instructor in order for us to be attentive to those areas. As much as we love to here about all the old injuries and what happened prior to stepping on the mat... I love to witness people where they are that day. Not where they were before the baby, or the new job. It is a constant journey that we learn to be open and receive whatever we have to share with others and especially ourselves. That is why we take time before class and personal settings to hold space for those who want to inform and keep everyone up to date on how you feel in your body TODAY!! no matter where you are... there is a yoga for you!!!