Continuous back pain caused by scoliosis, spinal stenosis and degenerative arthritis brought Ellen to yoga some 15 years ago. The many physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga has taught Ellen the healing effect of slowing the breath and the body/mind connection. Her practice of yoga has expanded her understanding of who she is and what she wants. As a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, she feels blessed to be able to pass her love of yoga on to others. Ellen lives in Oceanside and has 3 grown children and 4 wonderful grandkids. She loves animals of all kinds but especially enjoys spending time with her two horses and riding.