Gillian Ebersole

My name is Gillian Ebersole (she/her), and I’m a yoga teacher, dancer, and writer. Originally trained in the rigorous ballet world, I found liberation in yoga at a local YMCA. I continued to practice for ten years before taking an in-depth class in college. In this class, I found that the philosophy of yoga complimented my work as a dancer and writer. Yoga empowered me to love and honor my body and mind in a new way, which reinvigorated all of my artistic practices. 

I believe that everyone deserves to feel good in their bodies, and my yoga practice and teaching philosophy stem from this belief. My personal mission when teaching is to help students reclaim, empower, and sustain their identities through movement. I decided to become a yoga teacher during the era of COVID-19 because I recognize the pressing need for movement, community, and tenderness in this present moment.

I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University Honors Program at Loyola Marymount University with a dual degree in Dance and English. While at LMU, I merged my love for language and movement through a series of choreographic research projects, culminating in my thesis choreography for eight women. I received scholarships and grants to study dance in New York City, Washington D.C., Paris, and Panama. Inspired by my belief that everyone is a dancer, I started an after-school dance program at a Los Angeles high school. 

Now located in Denver, I currently work for the Department of Education & Community Engagement at Colorado Ballet, while teaching dance and yoga. I love to write, and I am a published dance critic, essayist, and poet. With over twenty years of embodied experience and exploration, I connect language, dance, and yoga in order to share the gift of movement with my community.
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