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Ellissa Crête

My journey as a therapist in the healing arts has paralleled my exploration of the mind-body connection through studying Yoga asana and Vipassana meditation in Canada and in India. I have been teaching weekly Yoga classes in Nelson since 2010. I offer dynamic Hatha Yoga and relaxing Restorative Yoga, accessible to all levels. My classes weave together an exploration of postural alignment, breathwork, and meditation. In 2010, I completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training inspired by the Iyengar and Ashtanga methods under the guidance of Hart Lazer at United Yoga Montreal.

I am also a BC registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine offering services in Acupuncture, Herbology, Tuning Forks, and Massage in Nelson. An experienced Bodyworker, I have an affinity with Zen Shiatsu and Thai-Yoga Massage. I strive to create a compassionate healing space that touches the body, heart, and spirit.



Kootenay Yoga Festival Offerings
Aligned Hatha Yoga

Develop strength, balance, flexibility, and focus to align body, heart, and mind. This class weaves together an active and engaging exploration of postural alignment, breathwork, and meditation. It is inspired by the complementary precision and flow of the Iyengar and Ashtanga methods. Root to rise through this dynamic practice. The goal is for you to feel refreshed, relaxed, and inspired!

Restorative Yoga with Tuning Forks 

Explore deep relaxation and rejuvenation of body, heart, and mind. Inspired by Iyengar Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine, this class offers a slow, receptive, calming, cooling, and contemplative practice. It weaves together restorative poses with the support of props, breathwork, meditation, and sound healing with vibrational acupressure. This class includes the hands-on application of tuning forks by the instructor on - and in the space around - each student’s body to assist in calming the heart-mind. This relaxing practice is an invitation to release stress and tension, rest, and re-energize.

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