who I am
Ellen Leonard was a researcher before transitioning into a career in health and wellness. Trained at Kripalu in Yoga and Ayurveda, she also holds a B.S. from Brandeis University and a Master's degree from Indiana University. She is also a trained Health and Wellness Coach and is currently enrolled in a Positive Psychology program.
Let's work together to figure out
what actually works for you.
I'm trained and experienced in Ayurveda, Yoga, Coaching, Stress Management, and Positive Psychology -
I have ideas to help you determine a simple plan that works for your health and wellness goals.
ELLEN LEONARD, M.S.Ed.
I have been practicing yoga for almost 20 years, leaving a career in research science to begin yoga teacher training. I quickly realized that yoga was only part of my journey, and began training at Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. After over a year of training at Kripalu, I completed several certifications: Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Yoga and Ayurveda Specialist, and a 500 hour Yoga Teacher Certification with a focus in Ayurveda. I am passionate about Yoga and Ayurveda, incorporating their practices into my daily life. They are both beautiful practices that I am excited to spend the rest of my life exploring. Check out this recent article in the Indianapolis Star about me and a typical Ayurveda cleanse.
I am a Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach, focusing on people's strengths to help them achieve their personal wellness goals. I earned a Masters degree in Adult Education, giving me unique insight into designing effective health and wellness programs and curriculum. I am also associate faculty teaching at Indiana University (IUPUI), where I have created several online wellness courses, including Yoga and Health Coaching courses. I also completed a year-long Positive Psychology program with Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier.
I am a huge nerd. I use the latest research-based practices to help my clients thrive. I believe that everything in life can be full of fun and laughter, carefully creating a non-judgmental and safe environment for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy supervising my chickens, gardening, and cooking/setting food on fire.
B.S. Biology - Brandeis University
M.S. Ed. - Indiana Universty
Yoga Instructor E-RYT 200, RYT 500
NAMA Professional Member - Practitioner Level