Burning Heart Hot Yoga Pilates & Indoor Cycling was opened in Greenfield Ma. January of 2013. Owner Ellen Abraham had owned several studios in the Southern Vermont / New Hampshire area; first, Hot Yoga Of Putney which opened in February of 2005, and grew into Hot Yoga, Spin and Pilates in July of 2006, and finally Some Like It Hot in 2007, which had sister studios in Walpole NH and Brattleboro VT. For over 7 years, Ellen introduced teachers, students and clients alike to love the mix of movements and music offered in the colorful spaces that inspired her. She continues to believe in those movements, the combination of Yoga, Spinning, Pilates, Functional Fitness and other modalities, just worked in creating and maintaining a strong, powerful, healthy, body-mind-spirit connection. She sold Some Like It Hot in 2012 and moved to NYC where she took a coveted job at Soul Cycle. After being there for just a short 9 months, she realized she had been doing what they were doing all along, naturally, and on her own terms- she decided to move back to the area she knew and loved. With no studio to land at she had to re-establish her roots…. and that she did. Burning Heart welcomes everyone, of all ages, shapes, colors and sizes. We welcome you fat, skinny, rich, poor, tatted, queer, straight, transgendered, shy, punk or LL Bean. We are committed to you being the very best version of you you can be.
Ellen Abraham has always strived to being the best she can be- in her body, in the world, on the planet; she is conscious of her surroundings, be it in Western Mass, NYC, or the world at large. From an early age she was intensely drawn to beauty with a love and compassion for animals and all living things. She has been a dedicated vegan/vegetarian for over 25 years. She is a passionate teacher and learner. Her love for life and all of its challenges has grown into an unwavering desire and mission to share what she has learned with others and to be of service. Her ongoing quest to learn everything she can about the human body and it’s all of it’s miraculous conditions has led her on a path of Self-Awareness, Self -Inquiry, and Self- Discovery; how to live powerfully and consciously, how to cook and eat mindfully, how to co-exist with others in a fast, crazy, beautiful, world. Through a daily practice of Yoga, Meditation, movement and mindful eating, she has carved out a road of achievement and accomplishments. She has channeled her love for this holistic lifestyle into her studio and draws others to join her in creating more LOVE on the planet.
She is the author of a vegan, wheat-free dessert cookbook titled Simple Treats and is currently working on her next publication and is author of the blog The Vegan LOVE Project. Certifications include: 500 Hour Baptiste Power Yoga Vinyasa Teacher Level III, FIT TO LEAD Leadership Program with Baron Batiste, Yoga Life Coach, Laughing Lotus, Bikram, Kripalu, Power Pilates Beginner Mat, Intermediate Mat & Comprehensive with Apparatus, Polestar Pilates, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Level I, Prenatal Yoga, Prenatal Pilates, TRX, RealRyder, NASM, AFAA, ACE, Spinning® 3 Star Instructor,
Trance Dance with Shiva Rea, Debbie Rocker SPIN, E-RYT, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), CPR. Level I CrossFit Trainer. She received her health coaching training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and continues to study a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. To learn more about training with Ellen and her unique approach to health & lifestyle coaching email: HotYogaGrl@gmail.com