Ellen Patrick, E-RYT 500
Certified Yoga Therapist

For Your Health and Well-Being

Ellen Patrick, E-RYT 500
 Certified Yoga Therapist

Ellen’s yoga journey began over 30 years ago when a back injury sidelined her aspiring Broadway dance career.  For many years thereafter, she turned to yoga to keep her mind, body and spirit healthy, while navigating a career in the corporate world.  Fed up with this unfulfilling life, she became a certified yoga teacher in 2000. 


Since then, Ellen has graduated from 3 different teacher training programs, and subsequently chose to pursue the field of Yoga Therapy. After 10 years of training and further studies with Gary Kraftsow, she became a certified Yoga Therapist in the Viniyoga tradition of Krishnamacharya, in 2011.


For 12 years, Ellen owned and directed The Yoga Sanctuary in Mamaroneck, NY. During this time she developed a unique style of teaching asana that incorporates Vinyasa with therapeutic applications. She believes that asana is meant to serve individual students and not the other way around. Asanas are tools for students to adapt to serve their specific needs. She feels it is her job, as teacher, to help her students understand their needs and then demonstrate how a yoga practice can bring balance and healing to each individual.


Ellen currently dedicates much of her time working with special needs and underserved populations.  She works with Veterans, Cancer patients, Teens in Foster Care and Alzheimers’ patients, dividing her time between New York City and Boca Raton, Florida.


Classes with Ellen

Ellen teaches a therapeutic, Vinyasa-based, slow flow practice, with emphasis on adaptation of postures for the unique needs of individuals. Her classes are infused with humor and yoga philosophy. Her students come away feeling empowered with a deeper sense of self. Those with injuries and limitations will thrive in her classes.

Pioneering Efforts to Offer Dry Salt Therapy and
Salty Yoga for Healing