Ellen Whiting

What do you love about Traverse City?

I love the water: spending long summer days boating, SUP yoga-ing, and swimming.

 What is your favorite yoga posture?

Scorpion Forearm stand (Vrschikasana). I love the challenge and strength of an inversion mixed in with a deep backbend!

 What is your favorite virtue?

Kindness- To be kind to others and yourself.

 How do you define health?

Health to me is a balance of physical, nutritional, and emotional wellbeing. Living a healthy life is living in moderation and finding balance within your daily activities.

 What inspires you?

As a teacher my students inspire me! I love when I see “yoga break throughs” in class, when I see students helping each other and creating a community together. It validates myself as a teacher when a student walks out of my class with a better mindset then when they walked in.