Blocks, Straps, and Chairs—Oh My

In this workshop, Ellen Mosko and Dina Crosta will show you useful and innovative ways to use familiar yoga props in both familiar and unfamiliar poses.

Discover how practicing with props can create more space, ease, and peace in the body and mind as you learn fresh ways to work with blocks, straps, chairs, and more. This workshop is geared toward experienced students who are curious about different ways to explore their practice and teachers who are looking for fresh ways approach asana.

Ellen Mosko

Ellen has been practicing yoga since 1998 and began teaching in 2003. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT/500 and alongside weekly classes has taught workshops, teacher trainings, retreats and mentoring programs.

Ellen brings together her love of anatomical alignment and the fluidity of a strong vinyasa class to engender a deep feeling of ease and strength within the practice. She believes that everyone can participate in yoga and empowers individuals to find their own rhythm on the mat. Ellen meets you right where you are, as you are, while guiding you deeper toward your own heart.

Dina Crosta

Dina resides in NJ and began her love affair with yoga in 2001.  From her very first yoga class, Dina experienced the challenge and freedom of practice.  Since 2005 she has been exploring and sharing her love of yoga through teaching.   Dina acknowledges her local teachers, Emily Dubin-Huresky, Carmel Calcagno and Regina Grassia, as the cornerstones of support in her growth as a student and teacher.

She also greatly values Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny as the teacher trainers that inspired her to reach for greater clarity and confidence.  Over the years Dina has seen her life grow in many ways through the practice of yoga.  Her mission is to offer a modern and life-affirming approach to the ancient art of yoga; "My aim is to inspire students to embrace yoga as a moment-to-moment, life-long practice of embodied living."  Dina's students value her depth of knowledge, compassion, transparency, and desire to keep learning and teaching.