Surfing / dancing / running / hiking / resistance training... Each of these is a form of movement that fills Ella's life and soul with a joie de vivre. But her first love, the one that started her on the path of movement training, is yoga.
This love affair started in 2008. It was on and off for a few years until 2012, when a new chapter opened in Ella's life. She found herself in need of the grounding and calming effect that a regular practice brings. Fast forward to 2015, when she completed her 500HR Teacher Training programme at the NZ School of Yoga. This was a vigorous Iyengar-based course that covered foundations like yoga asana, pranayama and how to tune into subtle shifts happening within the body. Ella still uses this attention to fine detail in her approach to teaching movement today.
Since her yoga training, Ella’s curiosity has led her into into a progressive path of biomechanics and functional movement. She is currently completing her Personal Trainer Certification through Skills Active Aotearoa. This course has opened a door for her into the world of strength, fitness and nutrition. She continues to offer yoga classes while she deepens her knowledge of the science behind human movement in her new role as PT and hopes to soon offer classes that amalgamate the fluidity of yoga with the strength of resistance training.
Currently based on Auckland's North Shore, Ella travels around the Auckland area teaching workshops and group classes in yoga studios, on-site corporate classes, kids yoga in daycare centres and one-on-one movement sessions with private clients in their homes.