“Working with Ellen changed my life. She met me where I was with my body and mind-body connection, which felt like rock bottom. She taught me fundamental somatics exercises for recovering command of my body, and radical knowledge for developing my own daily somatics practices. It’s not an exaggeration to say her therapy renewed my relationship with myself.”
This is why we created a 3-session package to introduce you and your body to the benefits of Ellen’s work. Instead of the usual $120 per session, get 3 sessions for $275 to give you a chance to experience these benefits for yourself. All 3 sessions must be used by June 2021. For questions about this offer please contact email@example.com. All sessions with Ellen will be done over Zoom.
Instructions for Purchasing the 3-session Introductory Package
- Go to our Scheduling page.
- Scroll down to scheduling widget
- Select “Introductory/Assessment (Ellen)”
- Click “Choose Date And Time”
- Follow prompts to select the date and time of your appointment.
- Before clicking “Continue To Last Step”, select the $275 Structural Integration Intro Package. This will add the package to your account.
Patterns of contraction, stress, and tension become normalized over time through repetition and prolonged periods in a position. While these patterns served an initial purpose, the normalization process becomes problematic when we can no longer access or release the muscles. Simply speaking, we forget how to functionally utilize these muscles, which is called sensory motor amnesia (SMA).
While that term might sound intimidating, it is actually a bit of good news…because we can re-remember how to move with ease and freedom in our bodies.
At its foundation, Somatics is neuromuscular retraining which goes directly to the source of many musculoskeletal problems by reorganizing the way your nervous system controls and senses muscles and movement. This work is informed by the teachings of Thomas Hanna and The International Soma Yoga Institute.
Yoga Therapy aims to eliminate, reduce, and/or manage symptoms that cause suffering. It helps improve function to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of the root causes of illness, and supports movement towards improved health and well-being. Yoga Therapists work collaboratively with the client to develop and implement a self-empowering therapeutic plan.
Clients will receive personalized take-home information to help support them in their practices.
Yoga: Physical postures, breath practices and meditation techniques that are aligned with yogic philosophy. These tools cultivate mastery over unproductive physical, mental, and energetic patterns.
Dinacharya: Daily Ayurvedic self-care practices to help create a routine that will support balance in your system and life.
May Also Include: Somatic Exercises & TRE
Introduced to yoga as a 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 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.
Find out more about her here.