Nikola Ellis

Nikola Ellis is the founder of Adore Yoga, yoga therapist, counsellor and teacher trainer. She conducts regular trainings that help people of all ages, shapes and abilities enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation, including Meditation Facilitator Certificate Trainings; Level 1 200hr Teacher Training and Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training in Mental Health, Adaptive Asana and the Foundations of Yoga Therapy and a highly regarded professional 650hr Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy.

How COVID-19 restrictions help you to help the most vulnerable yoga students

At first (and second) glance, COVID-19 looks like a disaster for yoga teachers and students. With studios closing, social distancing rules making yoga-as-usual impossible and a million new barriers to sharing yoga, it’s been challenging. And the...

How to teach yoga for eating disorders

  Does yoga help people with eating disorders? What kind of yoga is best? Can yoga actually be harmful? These are some of the questions I wanted to answer when I embarked on a research project about yoga therapy for eating disorders, working with...

Why yoga teachers need to understand Googling is NOT research

As a yoga teacher, your students look to you for advice. You may not feel like an expert, but your students trust you. That trust often extends to areas of knowledge outside your expertise and training. For example, a student may ask you for help...

THE TOP 3 REASONS YOGA TEACHERS TRAIN TO BECOME YOGA THERAPISTS

Remember the buzz when you started your first yoga teacher training? The pure joy of doing something truly meaningful with a group of like-minded people? Then there was the excitement of taking your first steps as a yoga teacher – scary but oh so...

Teaching yoga to elderly students

I was SO EXCITED this week to share a Facebook Live conversation with a wonderful yoga therapist who specialises in working with elderly students. If you work with older students or want to know how to approach teaching frail and elderly people,...

Teaching pranayama to students with anxiety? Read this now.

Are you teaching pranayama to students with anxiety? Stop! There may be a better way to help them.   Learning how to breathe deeply and smoothly will help people with anxiety, right? Not necessarily. For many anxious students, focusing on the...

Why ALL your students will benefit from trauma sensitive yoga

  "Trauma sensitive yoga is for people with PTSD? Why do I need to learn it if I'm teaching regular classes?"   That's a good question. But who is attending your 'regular' yoga classes? Do traumatised people only show up in yoga classes designed...

Three ways Ayurveda makes planning your yoga classes easy

Do you spend a lot of time coming up with class plans?  Do you struggle to find new and exciting themes for your yoga classes?  Here are three reasons why Ayurveda has the answer to your class planning prayers (PLUS your free Ayurveda and...

Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy

Ayurveda is useful for every teacher, but it's essential for yoga therapists. All the Adore Yoga Therapy courses include significant Ayurveda components, building skills that our graduates use to support students to heal from physical, mental and...

How to teach chanting

You love chanting in a group. You're curious about the benefits of chanting. You'd love to share the joy of chanting with your students. You just don't feel very confident or knowledgable.   If the statements above sound familiar to you, you're...