Ena Burrud, E-RYT 500
Certified Yoga Therapist
International Association of Yoga Therapists
Yoga Teachers of Colorado
Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association
Associate Executive Director: Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda in Boulder
Level II iRest (Yoga Nidra) Facilitator
Having spent years training with amazing teachers in Los Angeles and Orange County, Ena taught for 5 years at the renowned Yoga Works in Orange County. Desiring to raise her children near family, she moved to Colorado in 2006. She co-founded with her sister, Treetop Yoga, a studio for yoga and the arts. Her sister left to raise her children in the first year, and Ena successfully managed the studio until 2011, when she sold the space to a Shambhava Affiliate studio and opened her professional Private Practice.
A yoga practitioner for over 16 years, and over 10,000 hours of teaching, Ena's certificates include:
~200 hour initial training one-on-one in the White Lotus tradition taught by Diane Harman;
~CLASSICAL ASTANGA YOGA with Erich Schiffman;
~YOGA STUDIES 100 hour program at UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount in LA;
~500 hour certificate with Yoga Alliance;
~CLASSICAL YOGA THERAPY with the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda (RMIYA) with its co-founder, Sarasvati Burhman, PhD, Mangala Warner, Jnani Chapman, and more;
~Level II iRest ® Yoga Nidra facilitator trained by Richard Miller of the Integrative Restoration Institute. His program is evidence-based and used by the military today to ease the trauma of war. Her traditional yoga nidra studies are of a lineage tradition (Swami Satyananda Sarasvati) with Ed and Deb Shapiro (Swamis Brahmananda and Dharmavati) in Boulder.
In 2008, Ena discovered Rajanaka tantra (Sri Vidya tradition) with Douglas Brooks, Ph D. relishing his annual retreats and weekly study groups with his recordings.
Her primary asana (physical practice) influences come from practice with Rod Stryker, Angela Farmer, Gary Kraftsow and Amy Weintraub. She also regularly attends IAYT's SYTAR conferences studying therapeutics in workshops there.
In Fort Collins, she has been invited back the last four years for the Poudre School District's Young Women's Journey Conference to empower 10th-12th grade teens in mindfulness and business.
Prior to finding yoga, Ena was a professional actress in AL and LA for film, stage and television, traveling the world with that work. She also co-owned and designed for Sh'ena Garb yoga apparel for three years with her designs in six retail boutiques before moving to CO. She continues to nurture her passion for the arts by serving on the Board of Directors for OpenStage Theatre in Fort Collins. She weaves this experience into her animated teaching style. She lives with her beautiful family in Fort Collins, Colorado.