Elodie was not always a mover: it took the whole of 18 months before she decided it might be interesting to see what happened on the other side of the room, and therefore get up and walk! Since then however, there has been no looking back.
After moving to the UK from her native France to train as a contemporary dancer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, she discovered yoga as a way of staying injury free whilst developing deep strength. It is only later that she fell in love with the wider world of yoga, in all its variety, adaptability, physicality and spirituality.
Elodie is sometimes described as "the smiling assassin", so come to class expecting to work hard whilst having fun! Her aim is to help students cultivate respect and awareness of the body and mind, whether in the most dynamic or restorative styles. Her classes have a strong emphasis on the physical, developing an expressive, strong and flexible body: use it, or you will lose it!
Over time, her love of yoga in all its versatility has become the prime focus of her teachings so that students can embody their most powerful self by combining work on the physical body, the breath and the mind. Her knowledge of multiple disciplines layers into her classes so that intelligent movement can be the prime focus every time (with a good dose of self-belief!).
Elodie teaches Vinyasa, Rocket, Yoga Nidra and Jivamukti which she shares at the Shala, and of which she is an advanced certified teacher.
She offers up gratitude to her teachers and mentors: Allie Hill and Toni Roberts, Joy Kunkanit and Ricardo Martin, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, Sharon Gannon and David Life, and David Kyle to name a few.
Her passion for the moving body has taken her one step further, to the University College of Osteopathy of which she has been a student as of September 2017. She is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.
The Shala is a well-respected yoga centre in West Norwood / West Dulwich, South London with an exceptionally talented team of teachers and therapists. Housed in a beautifully refurbished Victorian warehouse, the centre offers a daily schedule of Yoga and Pilates classes in addition to mind-body focused workshops and holistic therapies.
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