Ellen has been teaching Pilates since 2004. She holds certifications from Power Pilates in New York (Beg/Int mat 2005), Comprehensive certification with Peak Pilates (2007) and a comprehensive education with Polestar (2014) with whom she now studies at the mentor level. In addition she is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor (2003). Ellen incorporates the variety of field of knowledge from dance (she danced professionally for 13 years), Pilates, Yoga, meditation and psychology into her teaching. She believes the combination of flow in movement, breathing and concentration have a healing effect on one’s mind and body.