Ellen began studying Pilates to rehab from a back injury. After two years of training, she pursued her certification and has been teaching since 1998, certified in the Stott and Pilates Academy International systems of Pilates. In addition to her teaching, Ellen directed a contemporary dance group, ellen stokes shadle/DanceWorks, for ten years. Ellen is a graduate of William Smith College with a degree in Music.
“Coracobrachilias – because it’s just so fun to say!! And it’s such a long word for such a little muscle.”
“Flexband – because you can stuff it in your bag and carry around a weightless 12 lb. weight.”
Ellen spent a summer in Switzerland at the American School in Switzerland teaching English!