About Bobbie Ellis
For 37 years, Bobbie has been deeply committed to health, yoga, movement, bodywork, and the spiritual unfolding of the human experience. She was the owner and director of Soma Center in Highland Park, NJ, for 23 years and the originator of SOMA YOGA™ and Soma Yoga Teacher Training™ and Advanced Soma Teaching Skills™. Soma Yoga 200 & 500 teacher training's are one of the first training programs for yoga teachers in the Northern USA tri-state area. For over 24 years, Bobbie has trained hundreds of Soma Yoga teachers, and they have become some of the most popular teachers in the area. She maintains a part private session practice that includes Continuum, Yoga Therapy, GlobalBody, Ayurveda, and Thai Bodywork. She is one of the first members of the national organization Yoga Alliance. Bobbie also developed GlobalBody, a life/art process for living a creative life.
Bobbie’s background includes certifications and study in many Yoga realms, Pranayama, Meditation, Pheonix Rising Yoga Therapy, Kripalu DansKinetics, Massage therapy, Neuro Muscular therapy, Medical Massage, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Polarity, Marma Point Therapy, Ayurveda Basics, Whole Foods Counseling, Buddhism, and Taoism. Bobbie has studied extensively and assisted Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement, from 1998 to the time of her passing in 2014. Bobbie was authorized by Emilie to teach Continuum Movement in 2005. Since she is a founding member of the Continuum Teachers Association.
Bobbie has taught yoga, embodied meditation, and innovative movement programs at Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, and Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She has taught and developed programs for The Body-Mind Institute at St. Peter’s Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, The VA Hospital, East Orange, NJ, Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, various NJ locations, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, She is a frequent guest teacher for YogaU and Embodied Yoga online along with various yoga studios and fitness centers in the tri-state area. She continues to retreat with Susan Harper of Continuum Montage.
Her most influential teachers have been; Emilie Conrad, Susan Harper, Dan Leven, Angela Farmer, Donna Farhi, Erich Schiffmann, Reggie Ray, Pema Chodron, Will Johnson, and the unfolding discoveries that occur in her own body/mind practices that have become her greatest teacher.
Bobbie, along with her husband, pianist and composer John Bianculli, created their first CD in Embodied Meditation™, a body of work that has taken shape over many years of exploration and discovery. Bobbie Ellis is also an officiant for weddings, baby blessings, memorial services, eulogies, celebrations of life, and any ceremony or celebration where a guide is needed. For more info, please visit www.meaningfulceremonies.net