Yoga Stretch and Restore


This class is taught by:

Ella Cuda

Ella loves to fuse her knowledge of traditional dance technique, breath inspired movement and yoga to create an invigorating and smooth flow to each style of class she offers. Ella received her BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts in 2015; her love of moving and years in dance class inspired her to pursue her Barre teacher training certification with Kelly Love. On the contrary, she discovered yoga’s physical and mental healing capacity after sustaining an injury while dancing years ago; since her initial introduction to the practice her passion for yoga has flourished. Ella graduated from Beyond Asana RYS, completing 200 hours of Vinyasa study, as well as the 48- Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Intensive with Brittany Policastro and a Postpartum Teacher Training Certification with Lara Kohn Thompson.  Most recently Ella graduated from the 450 Hour Drexel Pilates Program.
 
All forms of movement allow Ella to “let go” of limiting inhibitions; she strives to offer a class that allows others to also release into their potential and enjoy their physical practice in a safe and supportive environment. She believes in sustainable growth (on and off the mat) and strives for students to discover a unique, individual movement style that will continue to serve them far into their future. She feels drawn to working with a broad population, from those who have never stepped foot on a yoga mat or into a Barre class, to expecting mothers, families, and the experienced mind-body practitioner.   Ella recently assisted for The Art of Yoga Project pilot program in west Philadelphia, a non-profit organization that uses art, yoga, and journaling for early intervention to help at-risk and sexually exploited girls prepare for a positive future. She is an Eat Breathe Thrive- Yoga for Eating Disorders certified Thrive Tribe facilitator. 
 
Ella organizes the Karma Yoga Classes at the studio, establishing partnerships with other businesses in the community to create events to benefit organizations in Philly and other areas. You can find Ella assisting with general studio management from ensuring emails are answered to posting photos to social media and keeping the studio running smoothly.   She splits her time between her home in South Carolina and Philadelphia, equally missing each when away.  She is an avid tea enthusiast, nature lover and devoted sister.

Colleen Kropp

Yin Yoga Instrutor

Colleen is originally from the Greater Philly Region, but just recently moved back in 2010 after spending time in Manhattan, where she earned her BA in English Lit from NYU and later worked in the city while prepping for the grad school life that would bring her back in Philly. She is currently a doctoral student of 18th c. English Lit at Temple University. She maintains both a very active and restorative yoga practice and has been a member of the PPY family since May 2012.
 
Colleen is one of the Yin instructors at PPY, having received her certification in 2011 from Wake Up Yoga in South Philly. Besides reading 18th c. novels and practicing yoga, she enjoys biking and walking around the city with her Shepherd-Rottweiler, Sappho. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 19 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Oct 26 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Nov 02 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Nov 09 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Nov 16 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Nov 23 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Nov 30 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Dec 07 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Dec 14 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Dec 21 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Dec 28 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Jan 04 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Jan 11 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Jan 18 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Jan 25 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Feb 01 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga