Ilene has been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2008. She completed YogaWorks’ 200-hour teacher training in New York City with the intention of deepening her practice. As she remained dedicated to study and learning, she experienced more fully the healing aspects of this amazing art, science and philosophy, which fueled her desire to share it with others.
An interest in the meditative aspects of yoga lead her to ISHTA Yoga's 300-hour teacher training which she completed in 2009. Ilene currently teaches alignment-based vinyasa group classes at various corporate health clubs and fitness centers throughout NYC, and maintains a private practice for a variety of clientele from young adults to seniors. Ilene is a dynamic and creative teacher, who is known for her intelligent sequencing and engaging teaching style. She offers students the space to embody their own experiences in class so they can gain self-awareness, self-confidence and happiness. Ilene is a Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) through the Yoga Alliance.
Disclaimer: The yoga therapy components of my [instruction and practice are based on my certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and not derived from my status as an E-RYT ® with Yoga Alliance Registry.