Ellen Goldlust grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Blacksburg with her family in 2000 after living in Charlottesville; Madison, Wisconsin; and Conway, Arkansas. After dabbling in yoga on and off for years, she found In Balance Yoga and began practicing more seriously in 2011 while in the midst of a divorce. Ellen completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Nicole Fitzwater Boyle at In Balance Yoga in June 2016. In October 2016, she also completed BlossOMing Yoga’s Restorative Training. For Ellen, yoga has been a way to help heal spiritual and physical injuries, and that’s the approach she takes in her classes, which focus on opening the body, releasing tension, and creating an inner calm that yogis can take with them off the mat. Ellen teaches hot yoga, warm yoga, gentle flow, restorative, prenatal, and pool yoga.

In September 2017, Ellen completed Kunga Prenatal-Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with Heather Metzler at Wilmington Yoga Center.