2014 200-hour teacher training with Rachel Silverman
I strive for a balance of high energy and grounded calm. It is perfectly normal to see my hands floating as I offer verbal cues, like a conductor guiding an orchestra. I like to give people an opportunity to truly flow, challenging themselves to take hold of their practice. Expect to sweat and work hard but smile and have fun – because if you’re not having fun, then what’s the point?
What Brought Me to Yoga
My first exposure to yoga was through my mother and sister (both now certified yoga instructors). I had always been a Pilates girl until they insisted I try a yoga class. A new-student deal at a local hot studio was all it took – I was hooked. However, it was when I met Rachel Silverman that I really started to take my practice seriously. Rachel taught me the fundamentals of the practice and then challenged me to just keep growing. Yoga makes me feel good and happy, without fail. I never walk away from a yoga class feeling discouraged about myself. Where or when I practice is always safe to me, giving me space to be creative and breathe. That’s yoga to me.
I am an Americana folk musician and have experience touring and performing. So needless to say, I love to write and perform music. Guitar, violin, and voice are my primary instruments. I also love to run outdoors (especially on trails), lift heavy weights, and cook delicious gluten-free meals and treats. Traveling is also a favorite of mine, whether on foot, bicycle, car, or plane. Experiencing new environments, meeting new individuals, and just remembering how big the world is – these things are important for checking the human ego.
To connect with me about yoga, friend me on Facebook as Ellex Medina. If you’re interested in my music, find me on Facebook as Ellex Bree or online at soundcloud.com/ellexbree.