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Yoga Student Testimonials: One Yoga Center, Foster RI

Ann West – artist/teacher: Weekly attendance at Yoga class is mandatory to my well-being. I deeply appreciate the manner in which Ellen designs her classes. For me each class is a form of Yoga poetry. When I leave her classes, I feel spiritually polished as though I have experienced a deep form of prayer. She begins class by drawing attention inward, to a pure space from which a student can set intention. From here she weaves Yogic wisdom and encourages mindfulness as she slowly awakens the body through the practice of Yoga postures. Her classes are both subtle and rigorous. Ellen trusts the ancient wisdom of Yoga and can lead others with grace into a powerful weave of integration allowing mind, body and spirit to come into true alignment.

LT: From the very first class I have enjoyed Ellen’s enthusiasm, patience, love of Yoga, and demeanor. She makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

Beth Tippett-teacher: Ellen’s classes serve to replenish my physical energy and my sense of hope and joy in my life.

Anonymous: Yoga at One is calming, relaxing and gives me the best night’s sleep I get in a week.

Linda Weremay: At One Yoga Center I have learned how personal Yoga is to each individual. We each have unique physical abilities and responses yet we can enjoy this practice in the company of others.

Chicky LeClair: Yoga is a gift for your self and Ellen is a gift to Yoga.

Lynne Rider: As I get older I feel myself becoming less flexible. These Yoga sessions are helping me to regain my flexibility.

Yvette Zahansky – teaching assistant: Yoga has brought so much peace and joy to my life. Ellen is a wonderful teacher. She is always considerate of her students.

Linda Brennan – author: I have taken Yoga at a number of places and from many different instructors. None was as skilled or as sensitive to individual needs as Ellen.

Pam Bolek – Nurse: I came to Yoga to “get fit” and lose weight – I had no idea how my spirit needed to open up and heal. And I lost 20 pounds.

Michelle Brady – healthcare professional: In this fast paced and sometimes unsettling world we live in coming to the Yoga center allows me to bring my mind, body and soul back into balance. I couldn’t do without it and the effort I receive from its wonderful teacher.

Laura McGuire: I look forward to this class all week. It nourishes my mind and spirit as well as my body.

Laurie Sigfridson: My experience at One Yoga Center has enriched my life and greatly decreased my lower back pain. My family also thanks Ellen for making my personality so calm and steady.

Rick: One of the most relaxing experiences I have ever felt while being able to melt into myself.

Heidi C.: Yoga is the one time of the week when everything comes to a halt and I just relax, clear my mind and enjoy.

C.R: Excellent teaching. An atmosphere of peace and serenity. Wonderful workout for the body. An exercise approach that can be done at any age.

Karen B.: I returned to Yoga primarily because of a knee injury and an inability to perform high impact exercise. My knee is much improved and so is my body as a whole. I will not give up this time I’ve set aside for myself. Ellen is wonderful.

Ann R.: Stretching has helped me enormously with my back problems. It’s been great for balance stretching, breathing and concentration. When I am here I’m in total concentration of my mind and being.

Anonymous: Since the start of Yoga classes I find that I can pull myself back into focus better then before. This is my weekly sanctuary from life’s stresses. I look forward to this class more then I can say.

H.H. – teacher: After a hectic/stressful day, coming to Yoga is calming and restorative. Since I’ve been practicing I am much stronger have much greater range of motion. In upsetting situations I can call on my Yoga practice.

Don L.: Your final words to those of us who attended your Yoga class last night (Tuesday), have continued to resonate with me since then: