Ellen White Rook

Inspired to learn ikebana after falling in love with the flower arrangements at meditation centers,
Ellen White Rook has been studying Sogetsu School ikebana for over 20 years and has been
teaching since 2012. She currently holds the Sanyo instructor certificate. She is a student of
Kaye Vosburgh and has also studied with Judith Hata. Ellen leads workshops and demonstrates
ikebana at garden clubs, libraries, arts centers and meditation centers. She was the Chair of the
New York State Capital District Sogetsu Study Group from 2018 to 2022. Ellen is a long time
meditator and has been teaching meditation in the Shambhala tradition since 1989 and
contemplative arts since 2005.