The first time Ilana tried Yoga she was 12 years old and very sick. She had been diagnosed with with Anorexia at 10 and by age 11 had been hospitalized. At 12, everyone around her was becoming desperate; nothing was working. Her doctors had forbidden her from going to the gym and instead recommend Yoga. From the first class she attended, one in which she was barely able to touch her toes, Ilana was hooked. Yoga, along with acupuncture, allowed her to start the process of healing. She regained not only her life and vitality but also found a purpose: to help and heal people through Yoga as she was.
In 2018, Ilana completed her first 200 hour Teacher Training at Ayama Yoga with Mariano Ardissone & Kristina Gertser and has been teaching ever since, each class reinforcing the passion and love she has for teaching.