Ep 9: "Yoga is Therapy"
In this episode I talk with one of my teachers Nikola Ellis. Nikola talks about the experience of her first yoga class and how it set her on a path of personal healing. The impact of this experience, coupled with an Ashtanga injury, inspired her to begin teaching therapeutic yoga.
Nik is a vocal feminist and shares her thoughts on the ubiquitous use of the female yoga body to sell yoga, and in the case of instagram, to gain likes and approval.
At her studio Adore Yoga in Sydney, Nikola and her teaching faculty run 1000hour accredited Yoga Therapy Teacher Training. Nik is also very involved in integrating yoga practice into clinical settings to support people with cancer and eating disorders, among other diseases and conditions.