"If you let yoga be a part of your daily life Magic happens,practice...
and let it happen" -Ellen de Jonge-
Who is Ellen de Jonge?
Originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ellen moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2001. In Playa del Carmen is where she did her first Yoga practice and right away felt that this was her life changing moment. She embraced the practice and science of Yoga daily and became an E-RYT with the Yoga alliance and has been, and still is, studying with many great teachers. As they say; always the student.
Another dream came true when she opened the doors of the studio Yoga by the Way where she was teaching her daily Vinyasas, coaching teachers and have Teacher Trainings twice a year. In the beginning of 2014 she decides to become a full time teacher/student again and closed the doors of the studio and she is now teaching in Yoga studios in Playa del Carmen, giving workshops and teacher trainings. Holding special workshop weekends in the US and Europe.
What does she teach?
Ellen De Jonge teaches a style of Yoga called Vinyasa Flow. The term Vinyasa can be translated from its root words 'Nyasa' denoting "to place" and 'vi' denoting "in a special way." You will find that Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga, where postures are linked together using breath.
Ellen's uniquely designed Vinyasa Flow has become highly popular, drawing students from around the world to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, where Ellen is based. Renowned in her field for her strength and helping her students to find their own strength Ellen will challenge you in class, but not without a special focus on safety, alignment, breath and meditation. Bringing into the practice that Yoga is not only asana but a great journey to take and if you let it a way of life.
Having trained with teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Erich Schiffman, Dharma Mitra, and Bryan Kest, Ellen now continues her studies with Para Yoga founder Rod Stryker who, amongst other things works in finding “supreme accomplishment" both in yoga practice and in life.
All poses are endless. That’s why we have to be where we are at because
we are already there. -Bryan Kest-
"Ellen de Jonge fully embodies her yogic practice. Her knowledge and experience is felt in all of her teachings and she has dedicated students from all over the world. Ellen's ability to guide her students along their yogic path is her gift."
Ticia Pilati, CMT, RYT-200, owner, Blue Lotus Bodyworks
"I have known Ellen over 10 years and I can say she is the most dedicated person I know. She is completely focused on teaching yoga, sharing her knowledge and practice with students and fellow instructors, and to continue to grow and deepen her own practice and yoga knowledge. She does not lose focus of the bigger picture however. She is also keenly interested in all that surrounds yoga and currently she is expanding her knowledge to include holistic and ayurvedic nutrition. On top of all that she is a lovely person who enjoys life and has a great sense of humor which she brings to her classes as well!"
Monica Hartlief. Owner Latido de Mexico.
"I have been a friend of Ellen de Jonge as well as a student and fellow teacher for many years. I have had the opportunity to practice, learn, travel and explore our mutual passion for yoga and helping others to find balance and equilibrium using the ancient tools of yoga and Ayurveda. Ellen's teaching is rooted in tradition and her light hearted, sweet and accessible approach allows students of all levels of experience to feel comfortable. She is a dedicated student, a masterful teacher and a loyal friend".
Kendall Inman, Founder Living Yoga Dallas
"She is the most inspiring yoga personality in Playa del Carmen and far beyond. If you get a chance to practice with her, take it! I felt rejuvenated after her classes and was amazed and elated at the progress I was able to make through her teachings. Namaste dear Ellen, I am grateful for the teacher inside of you."
Hannie van Danzig.
I can say that only a few people have made a mark in my life, and Ellen is one of them. She is witty, knowledgeable and profound in her teachings and at the same time accessible to everyone. I still remember my first practice with her on which a feeling of happiness and well being invaded my soul, and that made me realize that yoga was more than asana practice. She has been my guide and beloved friend to whom I owe my mantra. “If it makes you happy, do it….if not, then don´t”
Deeply grateful for always being there.
Hugo Ortiz, Co owner of Yoga District
"Ellen is a wonderful Yoga teacher. She is caring and demanding, spiritual and physical. She knows her students and patiently challenges them. Her classes flow. I feel younger and stronger than I have in years; I am more flexible and happier."
Win Harper, Life Coach, Omega Institute for holistic Studies