Ellen Kaplow, E-RYT is Satsang Yoga’s E-RYT 200 / 500 RYT creative director, YogaManJari Teacher Training. Ellen has been a well sought after ACE certified fitness instructor, teacher trainer and group fitness director for over 25 years. She discovered yoga (or yoga found her) over 18 years ago and the rest as they say, is history. In the words of Rodney Yee, “We come to yoga either from inspiration or out of desperation — for Ellen it was both.” After meeting her dear friend and mentor, Pam Flynn of Shakti Yoga, Ellen knew that this was a path she was meant to follow. Ellen completed an Anusara style teacher training with Molly Fox and Amy Ippoliti and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She has studied extensively with Baron Baptiste, Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga, Maty Ezratry and Chuck Miller, Nancy Gilgoff, Lino Miele, Ana Forrest, Beryl Bender Birch , John Friend, Kofi Buscia, Christina Sell and Noah Maze; and as of September 2013, Nikki Costello. So many wonderful teachers along the way.
She continues to study with and be inspired by her primary teacher Rodney Yee, (completing advanced teacher trainings with Rodney first in 2003 and each year since). Ellen has been included in, and had the privilege of being part of a small retreat at Heathen Hill open only to Rod’s senior students. (not AARP members). Being at Heathen Hill with Rodney, Colleen, Lippy and the rest of the crew of esteemed teachers — while doing what I love — is truly a gift. It has been an amazing journey.
Ellen‘s classes are a perfect blend of alignment, vinyasa and fun. Each experience is meant to allow the individual to discover his/her greatest potential. Ellen is grateful every day for the inspiration of her students and fellow instructors, the gift of practice, her devoted staff and the love of her family (her three fabulous children, husband Rick and her three sweet pups. Ellen would also like to give a special shout out to Sally Narkis for urging her to step into the world of Teacher Training and retreats. Most of all great gratitude to the Satsang community, and teachers for their support, wisdom and love over the past 12 years. Namaste.