Dina Ellington - Owner

Kriyā (in Sanskrit “Action, Deed, Effort”) is a true discipline that I have adopted into my yoga practice to help motivate and keep me focused. The idea of Kriyā helps me meet any pose on my mat at the place where I can find it and feel connected. Kriyā has allowed me to stay true to my intentions and honor my personal self. It has also helped me stay present and find “my pose”.

I completed my 200 RYT training in June 2011 with Kathy Simonik (Anusara Certified Yoga Instructor). During my training, I became truly inspired by the principles of Anusara yoga. The idea of learning to combine one’s muscular and organic energy to create a pose from the “inside out” resonated with me and has been a key lesson I offer to my students ever since.

As a yoga teacher, I am so fortunate to share what inspires me in my practice with my students. I feel truly honored to have the opportunity to work with students and help guide them to find that same connection and arrive in their poses. I have been a student at The Yoga Effect since it opened and a teacher there for 6 years. I took ownership of the studio in January 2016. Even as owner, I still consider myself a student and a teacher, but I get the great honor of overlooking this beautiful studio and working with amazing teachers every day. I also get the opportunity to meet so many of the wonderful students who have made The Yoga Effect their personal space for their practice.

I look forward to watching The Yoga Effect teachers and students grow deeper into their beautiful teachings and practices each day. I hope that the idea of Kriyā inspires all and helps them to truly connect to their intentions. I hope Kriyā helps them find “their pose” on their mat.

Goings On

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Yogi Sprouts March Session

with Nancy Nedland
Dates: March 7, 14
(ages 4-12)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Find Yogi Sprouts registration on our website under our Class and Schedule page. Click on the Kids Yoga tab.

March 23

Restorative Yoga with Reiki Healing Workshop with Jenny Neumann

March 24

Spring Equinox Yoga Mala with Cortni McPherson


April 6

Ocean of Devotion Gong Wash with Preston Klik

April 8

Mantra and Meditation Workshop with Lisa Espinosa

Mom and Baby Yoga Spring Session

with Kristin Nelson
Dates: Wednesdays April 18, 25 and May 2, 9
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Ages: 6 weeks to crawling
Find Mom and Baby yoga registration on our website under our Workshop and Training page. Click on the date of the first class to complete registration.

April 20

Arm Balance Workshop with Cortni McPherson and Jessie Allen

April 21

Reiki Level 1 Certification with Jenny Neumann

April 28

Reiki Level 2 Certification with Jenny Neumann


May 5

Sacred Healing Sounds with Crystal Bowls and Voice with Marian McNair

May 6

Mother and Daughter Yoga with Nancy Nedland and Heidi Zalewski


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