Ellen Smoak is a local writer and yoga instructor. She began her yoga practice in 2003 in San Diego, CA and now travels to and from the west coast to continue her studies at Exhale with master teachers Julian Walker and Hala Khouri. She also maintains a website called Love Your Truth where she writes about self-discovery. Ellen has a BS in Journalism and Mass Communications, has written for various publications on the west coast, and is a current contributor to Elephant Journal. Read her work at www.loveyourtruth.net.