MASTER YOUR MOVEMENT
Stability ∙ Mobility ∙ Strength
Ella Richardson MVMT is about learning to move in your most optimal way.
Ella uses a dynamic form of yoga to facilitate the exploration of mindfulness, coordination, mobility and stability. She is passionate about helping people move better by teaching them how to incorporate a stable core and strong posture into optimal movement patterns, and rewiring the brain to body connection by repeating these patterns so that new habits are formed.
In her classes, you will learn how to use your breath to stabilise your core. You will be encouraged to stay connected and to move with your breath as you explore how your body can navigate different positions with ease. There is no one-size-fits-all approach in Ella’s classes. She prefers that rather than worrying whether you’re doing it “right”, you seek what feels right for you. She offers different variations at every turn, along with opportunities to move between poses at your own pace, so that you can focus on your body's responses to the movement.
Ella uses traditional yoga poses as well as some not so traditional! She aims to use poses that reflect movements that the human body is designed to do. You can expect to work up some heat during class, as Ella is a firm believer in building strength as you move. Getting muscles firing is a priority, to ensure that they are doing their most optimal work in stabilising and moving you on your mat.
Ella loves the "A-ha" moments when she can feel a pose or movement become stronger, more stable or more efficient. She especially loves to feel that same coordination switch on during her normal day-to-day routine. This is the experience Ella wants to share with her students. She says, "...once you begin to cultivate mindfulness around your movement on the mat, it becomes a habit that ripples out into your daily life."
"Ella's focus as a yoga teacher is to stabilize the body and then mobilize it. This approach allows you to feel supported, while extending your personal limits in a safer manner. Stability, strength and flexibility are key components to keeping the body functioning well and yoga with Ella enables you to address all three areas in a practical way. She empowers you in an educational way with a depth of knowledge that comes from a yoga certification and a personal training background. Ella is not just your average yoga teacher and I personally love expanding my body's limits whether that be emotionally, physically, or mentally with her well rounded yoga practice."
AINSLEE HITCHINGS / Chiropractor at Live Chiropractic / Private client
"I have been having private yoga sessions with Ella for a few years now. From the moment I arrived at Ella’s studio I felt at ease and Ella made me feel like I could conquer anything. She is so friendly, understanding and extremely passionate about her yoga. My husband decided to give Ella's yoga a go a while back too ... Needless to say, he’s hooked!"
KAREN / Private client
"I'm a big fan of Ella's classes and have been lucky enough to have her teach at the studio I manage - Kanuka Yoga Space in Hobsonville. Her energy, cues and unique sequencing always impress me and she has an exceptional understanding of human anatomy. She's a pro at layering. She begins with simple movements, then slowly adds micro adjustments until you find yourself breaking a sweat in something that seems so simple. I can highly recommend Ella as a person and as a yoga/movement instructor!"
STU LARSEN / Studio Manager at Kanuka Yoga / Group class student