Hi, I'm Elle

I'm a Nutrition MSc student and yoga teacher helping you to learn more about no-nonsense nutrition, functional and safe movement and sustainability.

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Last month I had the pleasure of taking an advanced yoga teacher training course in Mandala yoga with Julie Montagu of Whole Self Yoga. It was an intensive course that filled me with inspiration and energy for my teaching. I was really excited to bring this style of teaching to my classes, and to let […]

July 29, 2019

What is Mandala Yoga?

Move, Yoga

I’ve debated writing this post for a long time, not wanting to come across as critical of others in my industry or even just close-minded. However, as time has gone on I’ve become more and more aware of potentially harmful practices going around that seem to be very specific to the yoga industry. I’m not […]

Move, Yoga

May 27, 2019

We need to talk about yoga and pseudoscience

Many times over the last few years I have written out an “ideal” weekly workout routine. They’re usually quite aspirational, assuming that I have limitless motivation and discipline, and little to disrupt my routine. Or, they’ll be a bit of a fantasy, based on the studios I’d attend if only I lived in the correct […]

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March 25, 2019

Should you do training other than just yoga?

If you are a runner, cyclist or just spend a fair amount of time sat down, chances are you have tighter calf muscles than you’d like. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned runner or cyclist or new to either discipline, tight calves can kick in quickly from being continually worked. The calves, built up of […]

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February 4, 2019

The best yoga poses for tight calves

Yoga and wrist pain seem to go hand in hand for an unlucky few practitioners. This can be down to a variety of reasons -modern life; poor distribution of weight on the hands and improper engagement of the forearms. Brushing off wrist pain can result in long term damage and discomfort. Especially for vinyasa yoga, […]

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July 24, 2018

Wrist Pain and Yoga: a Quick Guide

Forward folds are one of the most basic, instinctive stretches out there. How many times have you heard the phrase “I can’t even touch my toes”? It’s one of the most common excuses for not doing yoga that I hear. For those who can get a little deeper into folds, these poses are very calming […]

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June 4, 2018

Forward folds and back pain: what you need to know

Wanted to try yoga for a while now but never been able to pluck up the courage? Or have you dabbled in the odd class but found it all bit too strange and uncomfortable? Maybe you’re just really really stiff and found that none of the poses seem possible to you. If any of these statements […]

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April 23, 2018

Why you should sign up to a beginner’s yoga course