Meet Ellie grace
Ellie is a yoga teacher, writer and entrepreneur whose love of mindful breath work and moving meditation began when she was in the throes of grief. Struggling to come to terms with 2 major losses, she embarked on a life-changing series of courses with Battersea Yoga founder, Angus Ford-Robertson.
Ellie's love for these practices encouraged her to leave her business as a restaurateur and food writer, and to train in the Sivananda lineage. She followed her love of somatics and psychology to include trainings in trauma-specific yoga; the medicinal benefits of Ayurvedic food, and yoga for social change. While studying for her MA in Yoga Studies, she trained in the U.S. with Prison Yoga Project and Veterans Yoga Project and worked with war veterans suffering PTSD at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behaviour.
Ellie teaches Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Philosophy while enjoying a personal practice that balances vinyasa and yin. She is passionate about the effects of a regular yoga practice on stress reduction, emotional regulation and self-empowerment and encourages her students to 'meet themselves where they are'.
She received her MA in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles where her research synthesised multidisciplinary perspectives on trauma, death and grief; the body's intelligence, somatics and mental health; neuroscience, ecology, mysticism and spiritual growth. She is currently writing a memoir on yoga for grief while working to build a social enterprise that brings yoga practices to those in trauma.
Ellie brings years of practice and study with a humorous touch and a down-to-earth, practical approach to life.
Ellie also teaches one-to-one yoga. Find out more here.