Hi, I'm ellie.
I'm a yoga teacher and writer from London.
Yoga found me at a time of deep grief and high stress, and by sinking me into the body through mindful awareness and breath control, offered profound healing tools for the challenges of life. In many ways, it brought me home. The practice has taken me on an incredible journey around the world (and the psyche) and I'm happy to be able to share what I've learned about this beautiful ancient science with private clients and groups alike.
I have a Masters degree in Yoga Studies which has given me the opportunity to marry knowledge of Yoga history, philosophy and Sanskrit with East-West perspectives on the body; Yoga as a tool for social change; psychology, ecology, mysticism and neuroscience. The intersection of Yoga with identity, creativity and emotional healing are of endless fascination to me.
While my personal practice continues to evolve, I love to teach what I think are the essential life skills of Hatha, yin and restorative, with an emphasis on trauma-sensitive practice. I'm passionate about the effects of a daily practice on stress reduction, emotional literacy and self-empowerment and it's my belief that the body's natural intelligence knows how to heal us: we simply need to make space to lay down and connect with the breath.
I'm also a keen hiker, dancer and world traveller.
Welcome to my website, and feel free to be in touch using the icons below. And if you're looking for a contributor, I'm available for talks, podcasts, guest posts and collaborations. I look forward to meeting you :)