Ellie provides a balance between physical challenge and tender nurturing, helping to promote body awareness and a calm state of mind. ellie bakker
Ellie’s Class Timetable
Why I love what I do
I am truly passionate about yoga and always eager to learn more and deepen my knowledge. I love to geek out and immerse myself in books, movement or meditation. Yoga brought me so much peace and acceptance in this busy life, and I enjoy sharing this experience with others.
It is beautiful and rewarding to see students discovering their own inner strength and peace.
It’s amazing how yoga can unite people from all over the world, and I find it inspiring to exchange knowledge with people from different cultural backgrounds. I find teaching yoga allows me to share the love and kindness within myself. It creates a sense of awareness and connection. Not only with myself and my students, but also nature, our beautiful planet and everyone and everything that inhabits it. ellie bakker
Ellie has been interested in movement her entire life. Starting with figure skating, she later in life graduated from Bachelor of Dance and Bachelor of Music. While she was studying, she felt she could not handle performance pressure very well and got injured regularly. One of her teachers recommended practicing yoga. The combination between asana, breath and mindfulness gave her a huge sense of liberation and peace and it opened a pathway to spirituality. She finally felt at home in her own body. Since then she has started to integrate yoga in her daily life.
She went to India to deepen her knowledge and to become a teacher. After teaching in Cambodia, Laos and Holland, she made her way to Australia where she will be continuing her studies with Prenatal and Yin Yoga.
In her classes Ellie provides a balance between physical challenge and tender nurturing, helping to promote body awareness and a calm state of mind. Her background in music and dance add a unique aspect to her classes.
• Integral Yoga Internship Program (2018) Hariharalaya (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
• Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga 200hr Teacher Training (2016) Suddha Anand Yogshala (Varkala, India)
• Bachelor of Music (2010-2014) Codarts Conservatorium (Rotterdam, Holland)
• Bachelor of Dance (2008-2010) Fontys School for the Arts Musical Theatre (Tilburg, Holland)