Balance Movement is a media collective of instructors, businesses and organizations that are making a difference through movement, performing arts and physical wellness. We champion elements of dance, yoga, meditation and movement that are accessible to a range of ages, experience levels and bodies.
The podcast and blog feature the backgrounds, personal anecdotes, and work highlights of leaders in movement, yoga, performing arts, dance and functional movement spaces, that have a mission to make movement diverse, inclusive or accessible to others.
At our core is a reimagined take on what it means to be fit; trading a single-intensity fitness model for a more balanced approach that is guided by what the body craves, strength through community, healing, and creative practices that energize and reinvigorate the soul. It’s all about balance!
Ellen is the Founder + Innovator of Balance Movement. She brings a mix of experience as both a dancer and yoga instructor. She has a passion for movement, and moreover, a passion for championing artists and healers who are making a difference for others through diverse and inclusive movement. Ellen got her start in dance at the age of 7, taking ballet and tap classes in her hometown of Dallas, Tx. She continued her study of dance at Booker T. Washington HSPVA, performing as a soloist and ensemble member with the Luna Sol dance ensemble and then went on to earn a public relations degree from Texas State University.
Despite her focus on a flourishing marketing career, Ellen never lost a connection to her dance roots. Throughout the years, Ellen continued her dance studies and performed with several dance companies, including Anita Martinez and dance projects through Texas State University. She also taught ballet folklorico to children and adults ages 4-70+. In 2012, Ellen started a yoga practice as a more accessible way to condition and stretch the body. In 2019, she went on to pursue a Yin Yoga Teacher Certificate and a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification.
Ellen’s focus remains on creating accessible and functional movement, while allowing individuals to creatively experiment with and explore the natural range of movement in their bodies. While she loves and practices both dance and yoga, Ellen is drawn to teaching a new hybrid technique of movement which combines traditional yoga asana, fundamental elements of dance, and functional movement.
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