Ellen Mcdonald




Describe your class in one sentence: dynamic and functional, each class is designed to put you into the construction of your own body and have the experience of navigating the internal with the external. To learn how to use the tools of your imagination to open up a bigger trajectory of how you not only practice but how you live your life.


What drew you to teaching?

I have always been a teacher, my first job was a swimming teacher, which edged me to do my education degree and have been a primary school teacher since. In the midst of all of that I had a practice and wanted to see how I could integrate it with my students (in class) what I didn’t expect was the passion to teach in a studio. I’ve always been so drawn to technique and structure and how to articulate things for different people in different ways. I can see how naturally this practice of teaching yoga fell into place as a means of all that.


Favourite quote: currently, - your body is the only place you have to live your life - it’s from one of my go-to reads Radical Acts of Embodiment by Dages Juvelier Keates. It’s something that keeps coming up because I don’t think a lot of people take this seriously enough