Ellen Haines

I found yoga in 2011 during my last semester of college. After years of competitive soccer and track, running began to cause so much hip and knee pain, that exercising became a chore. So, I set a New Year’s Resolution to seek out an alternative form of exercising and stumbled upon a 21 day online yoga challenge. Over the course of those 21 days and beyond, I fell in love yoga and the benefits that followed with consistent practice. I continued learning and growing my home practice via youtube videos and a gaiam subscription for 2 ½ years before making the leap to travel to Rishikesh, India for a 200 hour Ashtanga/Hatha teacher training that blew my mind. It was there that yoga became more than just an outlet and form of exercise; it became a lifestyle for me that continues to teach me patience, help me slow down, and to appreciate the “little things”.
When I teach, I don’t show up with a specific sequence or plan, but rather an intention to let go and plug in to the energy of the students. My classes blend the alignment based foundation of Ashtanga, with creative sequencing and an emphasis on breath. My hope is that students will have fun on their mats, feel both challenged and supported to try new things, and will ultimately experience a deeper mind-body connection.


Ellen Haines instructs the following:
  • HEAT C

  • HEAT C is a set sequence of postures linking breath and movement (vinyasa), this class moves at moderate pace. This class differs from our Heat A or Heat B by offering 4 different peak pose options. The set poses will change based on the peak pose chosen by your teacher. Classes begin with warm up movements (Sun Salutations) while cultivating awareness of breath control. The series of postures improve flexibility, strength, posture, balance and mind-body awareness, while enjoying a deep sense of calm. The heat allows for a safe, deep loosening of the muscles and joints, mobilizes and strengthens the spine and stimulates and detoxifies the internal organs. Emphasis on balance and strengthening core, twists, chest muscles.
    Peak pose may include arm balancing, inversions, and deep back bends with detailed cuing to help the newest yogi as well as a yogi veteran wanting to know another way to enhance their practice. This is a great option to lead you into more advanced classes like Intermediate, Power Vinyasa Flow or Rocket.

  • HEAT A
  • HEAT A is a set sequence of postures linking breath and movement (vinyasa), this class moves at moderate pace.  Classes begin with warm up movements (Sun Salutations) while cultivating awareness of breath control.  The series of postures improve flexibility, strength, posture, balance and mind-body awareness, while enjoying a deep sense of calm. The heat allows for a safe, deep loosening of the muscles and joints, mobilizes and strengthens the spine and stimulates and detoxifies the internal organs.  Emphasis on tight hamstrings, glutes and strengths back muscles.
    A student at ALL levels can create their own physical intensity by choosing offered modifications and variations every practice you attend. 
    Teachers add different themes and philosophy concepts throughout the class so you have a unique experience every practice.

  • Heat A/Candlelit
  • This class is our Heat A series with a few postures taken out to offer enough time at the end for a 10 minute meditation/savasana. The hour is set up nicely for meditation with candles and soft music. Same sweat, more rest!

  • Power Vinyasa Flow
  • Our Power Vinyasa Flow classes are vigorous yet accessible. They integrate a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. The smooth, continuous flow deepens breathing, increases endurance, and calms the mind while restoring and shaping the body. The room is heated at 98 degrees with 30% humidity and classes vary in length. INTERMEDIATE CLASS. Check the online class schedule.