Ellie Grace

Ellie's teaching philosophy has its starting point in breath work and mindful movement, confident that anyone can expand their consciousness and can free themselves from stress and negativity by committing to the path of Yoga.

Ellie Grace

Yin, Meditation & Yoga Philosophy Teacher

Formerly a restaurateur/chef and a food writer, Ellie Grace trained in the Sivananda lineage and followed her love of somatics and psychology to include trauma-specific yoga; the medicinal benefits of Ayurvedic food; and yoga for social change, going on to complete additional trainings with Prison Yoga Project and Veterans Yoga Project.

Ellie teaches Hatha, Yin, Restorative 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 and emotional regulation and encourages her students to 'meet themselves where they are'.

Ellie 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 and building a business that brings Yoga, mindfulness and coaching to individuals and businesses seeking clarity.

Mission, philosophy and teaching method

Ellie's teaching philosophy has its starting point in breath work and mindful movement, confident that anyone can expand their consciousness and can free themselves from stress, anxiety, negative self-talk and depression by committing to the beautiful path that Yoga opens to us. It's Ellie's belief that the body knows how to heal and that wherever we are in life is the perfect place to start. The world today is chaotic, frantic and divided, and our minds and bodies are responding to the ecological and political rupture that we see before us. We as humans have immense potential to rise above the din of confusion, purposelessness and lack of place and to take charge as we build community, strengthen the heart-mind connection and steer society toward a more powerful, healthful realisation of our place here. The body and the breath hold the key!

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