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.

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?  

Three reasons why yoga teachers are scared of teaching meditation

I used to be scared of teaching meditation in my yoga classes. Here’s why:

In a world of yoga 'experts', who do you trust?

Who do you trust?   Let’s face it, the yoga industry is full of ‘experts’.    If we’ve learned anything from the scandals that have plagued almost every yoga tradition in recent years, it’s that ‘experts’ are not always trustworthy.    Then...

How yoga teachers use Ayurveda to get real results

Are you confident giving your students Ayurvedic advice?   Ayurveda is a powerful way to help your students get real results. And they'll LOVE you for it. Adding more Ayurveda skills to your teaching tool-kit helps you to:   Confidently teach...

Conducting private yoga therapy assessments

Do you feel confident conducting an assessment with a private yoga student? Do you know how to figure out exactly what that student needs and then create a practice that fully supports their unique needs?    If you're not 100% sure, you're not...

What does yoga teach us about love?

Yoga is all about experiencing, sharing and being love. From the 8 Limbs to the 5 koshas, the practice of yoga is designed to move us towards a state of joyful, blissful love. Don't believe me? Ask Patanjali.   Patanjali, a great sage writing...

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...