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 does online yoga therapy training work?

An experienced yoga therapist asked me this weekend 'how on earth does online yoga therapy training work?' She was horrified at the idea of teaching the art and science of therapeutic yoga online. She exclaimed that the deep and nuanced...

Feel like a fraud when you teach yoga? You're not alone

'I'm not an authentic yoga teacher'   Have you ever worried that your students will find out you aren’t the real deal and desert you? Have you wondered if they'd still come to your classes if they knew what you were really like behind the mask?...

English breakfast tea and the art of yoga sequencing

How do yoga therapists and experienced teachers design safe and effective yoga sequences that support the unique needs of each student? And how do they do it day after day, without getting bored or running out of inspiration? The answer can be...

What could be more important in yoga therapy than yoga?

   When it comes to helping people heal with yoga, there are tonnes of effective techniques. You'll study them all in a yoga therapy training - asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation, Ayurveda and more. But what is the MOST important technique?...

Tips for teaching meditation - preparation

Do you want to teach your students to meditate but don't know where to start? Meditation can be difficult at first and finding ways to make it accessible to your students can be challenging.   One of the things that can make learning to meditate...

2020 - a new decade of possibilities for yogis

It's been a bit tricky surrendering to the holiday vibe this year. For most of us in Australia, the air is thick with smoke and the news headlines are deeply pessimistic.   I know I'm supposed to be a good yogi and live the present moment, but as...

Ayurveda and food

  In Ayurveda, you really are what you eat. Food is an integral part of the Ayurvedic tradition and everything is carefully chosen and prepared to ensure good health. Fresh, local, seasonal produce is carefully cleaned and blessed and cooked with...

Yoga Therapy Training Australia

How do you become a yoga therapist in Australia? If you’ve been searching online for information on studying yoga therapy, you might have ended up on a US based site or social media group. That can be confusing because entry criteria for...

Yoga for Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF)

Beating cancer is certainly something to celebrate. While one in three Australians will experience a cancer diagnosis during their life, more and more people are beating cancer thanks to increasingly sophisticated treatments. Getting the...

Why I closed the Adore Yoga studio in Mosman

This week I closed the door to Adore Yoga’s Mosman studio for the last time. For nearly two decades, the students and teachers at the studio have woven yoga into the fabric of our lives, finding encouragement and inspiration as we raised our...