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.

A moving meditation that changes everything

Struggling to focus during meditation? Perhaps your students are reluctant to sit for more than a minute or two in meditation? Adding movement to meditation is a game-changer. Try this practice (or share it with your students) and see how the...

Black lives matter - Yoga and justice

  I know you’ve been thinking about your response to the deaths of 432 Aboriginal Australians in custody, the death of George Floyd in the US and the issues of racial justice that have been spotlighted by these tragic events. I’ve been...

COVID-19 and your un-yogic thoughts

  Has COVID-19 brought up strong and unpleasant feelings for you? Here are some things I've heard from yoga teachers recently:  "I'm so stressed about money because I've lost so many of my classes in recent months. It feels really un-yogic to...

When a student has a negative reaction to your teaching

This is my 'I can't believe this is happening to me on a live group Zoom call' face:    Has a student ever told you that the practice you just taught made them feel terrible?    It just happened to me.   This morning, I was delivering a live...

What do coronavirus and yoga have in common? More than you think.

Why is coronavirus like yoga? - Because it’s disrupting the patterns of our everyday lives. - It’s changing our habitual behaviour. - It’s making us question how we live.    That’s what yoga does.    If you think of yoga as a panacea for the...

Grounding Yoga for Difficult Days

These are difficult days. Our lives, work, relationships and environments are shifting radically and many of us are struggling to stay positive. This is when we need yoga most.    The first step is to get grounded. That's a real challenge when...

Teaching income decimated? Here's how survive the next 3 months as a yoga teacher

You’re teaching a fraction of the students you were reaching few weeks ago. Your income has been decimated. You’ve tried taking your classes online but it’s not paying the bills. What can you do to fix things? Plenty.   There are two things you...

4 ways to bring ‘touch’ to your online yoga classes

  Are you missing the human contact when you teach yoga online? You’re not the only one. The sense of connection that comes from practicing yoga together is my favourite part of teaching. Your students are yearning for it. What’s more, the need...

Yoga teachers and COVID-19 consipracies

Peace-loving, vegan yogis and gun-toting, alt-right crusaders don't have much in common at first glance. But here's the weird thing. They're all sharing the same COVID-19 conspiracy theories. Whether it's 5G mind control, Bill Gates and...

5 Things Yoga Teachers Should Do During COVID-19

How're you doing? I mean it. Gently check in with yourself and see how you're feeling. In this COVID-19 world, many of us are overwhelmed and stuck in survival mode. I get it. It’s happening to me too. But staying in survival mode will stop us...