I attended my first yoga class in 2007. It was fun and lighthearted and a light came on! Reflecting, I feel as though I have been practicing my whole life and, for me, this is my anchor. I am always a student and only from this perspective can I teach. Expect to be challenged in my classes, not only physically, but mentally and perhaps emotionally. I invite students to rethink their own boundaries and explore the possibilities that are waiting to be discovered.
“Your task is not toseek for love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi
As a new yoga teacher, Alexus is beginning to cultivate her voice and perfect her teaching style. Alexus was raised in Vacaville, CA. She was first introduced to yoga at a local gym and was intrigued. Through yoga, Alexus found more than a great way to exercise; she also gained a stillness of mind and foundation of which to build self love and acceptance. She continued her yoga practice throughout college (very useful during finals). After graduating with her BA in Psychology, Alexus returned to live in Vacaville and is continuing her education in Psychology. She recently completed her 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training in November at Ebb & Flow Yoga Studio with Jill Hines and Allie Fowler. Alexus is currently undergoing trainings in Spiritual Justice and Deep Healing with Piedmont Yoga.
Yin Yoga is Alexus’ favorite style of yoga as she believes by holding the poses for a longer duration of time you are also holding space for self. As life can often become chaotic, yin allows for the mind and body to become still and find solace. Alexus believes in the power of meditation and mindfulness. She encourages students to embrace what comes up during their practice both on and off the mat. Outside of the studio, Alexus loves to spend her time reading, with family and exploring the Bay Area. Alexus is honored to be able to share the gift of yoga with the community in which she grew up.
Casey Ellis received her 200-hr yoga alliance certification with ebb and flow yoga studio. She has been practicing yoga off and on for 10 years and in the past 2 years finally got serious about it. Casey has her bachelor of music in vocal performance and performs and teaches all over the Bay Area.