Meet the Founders

We think we make a pretty good pair - combining years of practice and study with a humorous touch and a down-to-earth, practical approach to life.

Our work is about sharing a mutual love of people, psychology, philosophy and spirituality as well as teaching practices that are cognitive and physical, backed by neuroscience, and practically helpful in everyday life. 

We've both lived what we teach and have come together to share our wisdom and insights, confident that what we share can help and empower people. We also believe in having fun while we learn and like to emphasise that a balance between being and doing is the key to a fulfilling life. 

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Rachel Cooke

Rachel is a therapist, coach, and speaker who specialises in working with people on self esteem, resilience, and the rampaging Millennial Life Crisis.

She has spent almost a decade working with individuals and couples; running the online therapy platform; as well as giving talks and workshops to therapists, entrepreneurs, and the general public on topics including self esteem, intimacy, vulnerability, communication, creativity, fulfillment, and purpose.

She keeps a sharp focus on current neuroscience, holds a Master's in Integrative Psychotherapy, and is also trained in NLP, mindfulness meditation, hypnotherapy, and two different EFTs - Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Rachel has lived around the world, started and run three of her own businesses, and worked in various challenging environments including eating disorder clinics and organisations for people leaving the criminal justice system as well as for people living with severe psychiatric disorders. She is most passionate about helping people develop courage, creativity, and wholeheartedness, which she believes anyone can do with the right knowledge, practice, and support. 

Find out more about Rachel here

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.

Find out more about Ellie here.

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