Yoga Instructor

Jacob Ellis

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darknesss that most frightens us.” -Marianne Williamson

Jake’s yoga journey began just after graduating high school. He always had big dreams and expectations for himself and his life but as he attempted to complete college he found himself growing more and more incomplete and passionless. Jake grew up loving to challenge himself and learn new ways to move in his body. Whether it was kick flipping on his skateboard or throwing his opponent in a cradle on the wrestling mat he enjoyed the thrill of expanding his potential. But once he graduated high school “life hit him” and there was two questions that led him to be where he is now. Those questions were, “Who am I and why am I here, & if I can’t be happy then what is the point of all this (life)?

From these questions came an insatiable thirst for knowledge and understanding. Jake decided he was going to carve his own path to freedom and self-expression. So he began reading and studying all things on the topics of consciousness, spirituality and love and was soon attracted to the art and philosophy of yoga. Yoga was a perfect fit for Jake as he found a new way to challenge himself mentally, physically and discovered a source to connect to life more spiritually.

A few short years later he completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training under Amma Yanni Yoga School in Wyncote. Yoga has helped Jake tap into the unlimited potential he believes we ALL have and has granted his life with a sense of passion and purpose. He believes that anything is possible and aims to instill this optimism within every student who takes his classes. He now devotes his time to help his students discover their natural power to create a life they love that is filled with peace, purpose and joy.

When off his yoga mat you can find Jake wandering the wilderness on his mountain bike, kayak or swinging through the trees like Tarzan! Come join Jake and you will be sure to walk out of class feeling Alive, Awake and Aware to all that life has to offer!