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Ellen Kaplan, CIYT, C-IAYT

Ellen is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) at the Intermediate Junior I level. Since 1999, Theresa Rowland, Founder of Studio Yoga Madison, continues to be Ellen’s primary mentor and where Ellen completed her 500 hour teacher training. Ellen also studies regularly with Amy Block-Hamilton who, along with Theresa, recommended her for Certification with the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS). Additionally, Ellen is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) due to her extensive one-on-one yoga therapy work. In 2017 Ellen traveled to Pune, India to study directly with the Iyengar family and plans for another month long apprenticeship in 2020. Practitioners of all levels will appreciate Ellen’s clear, precise instructions and her compassionate, humble manner.  “Health begins with firmness in body, deepens to emotional stability, then leads to intellectual clarity, wisdom, and finally the unveiling of the soul.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
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