Ellie was first introduced to yoga whilst travelling in India in 1996 during which time she developed a deep self- practice and love of yoga. In 2006 she officially began to teach yoga which for her was a natural progression from her extensive background in alternative therapies and sports therapy.
Ellie is passionate about sharing the knowledge she accumulated over the past 20 years of study, practice and teaching and her teaching style reflects her knowledge of anatomy and the physical body as well as the spiritual aspects of yoga.
Ellie first practiced and studied Dharma Yoga with Sri Dharma Mittra in 2006 and this was the turning point in her life and yoga practice.
After training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, Ellie then took her studies further and undertook an advanced 500hr Dharma Yoga training under the guidance of her Guru Sri Dharma at his New York studio.
Ellie continues to visit her guru in New York when she can and in London she practices regularly with her mentor Mark Kan.
She believes that yoga is a constant journey of learning; Ellie has teaching qualifications in Rocket yoga, Vinyasa flow and Ashtanga as well as a 500hr advanced teaching qualification in Dharma yoga, she is also trained in sports therapy.
Ellie’s classes start with a calming breathing practice followed by a short grounding meditation to prepare body and mind for the physical practice.
She takes the key poses of the Dharma asana......twists, balances, inversions and backbends and combines them to create a dynamic and fun flowing practice. She always ensures there are plenty of variations for all levels of students and you are always encouraged to practice mindfully and without ego, listening to your body and allowing body and breath to flow together as one making your practice no matter how dynamic into your moving meditation.
Wednesday’s Dharma Yoga Beginners - 5.30pm -6.30pm
Saturday’s Dharma Yoga - 2pm - 1.15pm