Ellen Rose

Associate Director of Kripalu Programming

Ellen Rose (Cunningham) serves as Associate Director of Kripalu Programming. She manages R&R and Kripalu Signature experiences, in addition to serving on Kripalu’s Equity Team. 

She was a residential volunteer at Kripalu between 2008 and 2009 and since then has served in multiple roles in the organization. A graduate of Kripalu’s 500-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, she treasures the unique spark of this lineage and seeks to infuse and uplift its teachings throughout her work and daily life.

She teaches in the R&R program, Kripalu Signature Programs, and in the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. In addition to her yoga and ayurveda training, her classes are informed by an animist worldview rooted in a reclamation of ancestral ways of being, specifically informed by Nordic magic traditions and the Celtic Wheel of the Year. Working with human and spirit guides, she offers contemporary rituals and ceremony providing an embodied experience of our innate interconnectedness with all beings. Her blend of reverence and humor allows you to arrive just as you are.

Ellen Rose’s formal education is a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vermont with a focus on Colonialism and Genocide. In addition to teaching, she is a mother, devotee of intimacy, multiple-medium artist, and apprentice to the spirits.


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