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.

Your students need calm - here's your free meditation e-course

  We could all do with a big dose of calm right now. The anxiety, stress and fear generated by the COVID-19 crisis is real. Governments are ramping up mental health services to cope with the fall-out. My students, some of whom have been resistant...

Yoga teacher resources for a COVID-19 world

You KNOW the world needs yoga right now. But it can be overwhelming for yoga teachers to know where to start. We are also being impacted by the unprecedented social upheaval caused by corona virus.  That's why I am sharing Adore Yoga's teaching...

Videos guides to teaching yoga online

I LOVE how creative and innovative the yoga teaching community is. And right now, you're showing up exactly when you're needed most. As yoga studios and gyms shut down, yoga teachers who never thought they'd have to wrap their heads around...

Why the world needs yoga teachers right now

If you're a yoga teacher, you are one of the most important people on the planet right now. You know why? Because you have the skills to lead a revolution in kindness, compassion and the vital life-skills that we all need right now.   Who better...

Perfectionism will stop you teaching yoga online

Let's be honest. Many of us yoga teachers have a streak of perfectionism a mile wide. And that gets in our way. It stops us from taking risks, innovating and doing our best work. If you're trying to get your yoga classes online in the current...

How do I edit my yoga class video?

Recorded a yoga class on Zoom and want to edit out the bit at the beginning where you were shouting at your kids to be quiet?

What platform should I use for storing my yoga class videos?

If you're teaching yoga online, you need to record and store your classes. Even if you're live-streaming, it's a good idea to record classes so that current students can access them and future students can get a taste of what you do! So where...

A quick and dirty guide to teaching yoga online

Lots of yoga teachers are, quite justifiably, worried about making an income and serving their students during the COVID-19 lockdown.    One of the best ways to keep students safe and the bills paid is to teach online. But if you’re a...

Can you meditate with your eyes open?

Not everybody is comfortable closing their eyes to meditation. People with PTSD, anxiety and many beginners often find closing their eyes to meditation confronting and uncomfortable. This  video blog walks you through a moving meditation that...

What yoga teachers can do about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is a scary time for everybody, including yoga teachers. Many of us rely on group yoga classes for our income. What happens if (when) the studios you work for close? What happens if (when) your students just stop coming as they self-isolate?