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Ellen Kaplan, CIYT, C-IAYT

Ellen is a Level II Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). From 1999 – 2019 Theresa Rowland, Founder of Studio Yoga Madison, was Ellen’s mentor and where she completed her 500 hour teacher training. Ellen now studies primarily with Lois Steinberg and makes regular trips to Lois’ Studio in Urbana, IL. Amy Block-Hamilton continues to be another influence on Ellen’s training. It was Amy, along with Theresa, who recommended Ellen for Certification with the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS). Additionally, due to her extensive one-on-one yoga therapy work, Ellen is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Since 2018, Ellen attends Lois Steinberg’s seven day International Iyengar Yoga Therapy Intensive annually. Ellen has also traveled to Pune, India twice to study directly with the Iyengar family. 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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