Laurie Ellis-Young MTC, CYT

  • Minnetonka, MN United States

About us

Laurie Ellis-Young is an internationally recognized speaker, yoga teacher,

group facilitator and pioneer in teaching breathwork as an empowering

and healing modality. Laurie brings to her facilitation

a masters degree in therapeutic counseling with an emphasis on breathwork, numerous certifications in yoga and well-being methods along with 40+ years of personal practice. Her studies have led her around the world, introducing her to many paths of yoga (Raja, Kundalini, Kriya, Bhakti, Agni etc.) and various styles of Hatha yoga including Astanga, Bikram, Integral, Iyengar, Kripalu, Nicky Knoff, Sivananda, Vinyasa and Yin. Her yoga teaching certifications are from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts and Nicky Knoff Yoga centered in Queensland, Australia. Laurie teaches with an eclectic, fun, meditative approach drawing from these many styles and disciplines. Laurie is co-author with photographer Nancy Chakrin of the award-winning book FRIENDSHIP: The Art of the Practice (TRISTAN Publishing).

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