Rachel is a therapist, coach, and speaker who specialises in working with people on self esteem, resilience, and the rampaging Millennial Life Crisis.
She has spent nearly a decade working with individuals and couples; running the online therapy platform p-therapy.com; as well as giving talks and workshops to therapists, entrepreneurs, and the general public on topics including confidence, intimacy, sex, communication, creativity, fulfillment, and purpose.
She keeps a sharp focus on current neuroscience, holds a Master's in Integrative Psychotherapy, and is also trained in NLP, mindfulness meditation, hypnotherapy, and two types of EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
Rachel has lived around the world, started and run three businesses, and worked in various challenging environments. She is most passionate about helping people develop courage, creativity, and wholeheartedness, which she believes anyone can do with the right knowledge, practice, and support.
Ellie's love of yoga and meditation began in her home city of London when she embarked on a life-changing series of courses with Battersea Yoga founder, Angus Ford-Robertson.
Formerly a chef and a writer, she trained in the Sivananda lineage and followed her love of somatics and psychology to include trauma-specific yoga; the medicinal benefits of Ayurvedic food, and yoga for social change, going on to complete additional trainings in the U.S. with Prison Yoga Project and Veterans Yoga Project.
Ellie teaches Hatha, Restorative and Philosophy while enjoying a personal practice that balances vinyasa and yin. She is passionate about the effects of a regular yoga practice on stress reduction, emotional regulation and self-empowerment and encourages her students to 'meet themselves where they are'.
Ellie recently received her MA in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles where her research synthesised multidisciplinary perspectives on trauma, death and grief; the body's intelligence, somatics and mental health; neuroscience, ecology, mysticism and spiritual growth. She is currently writing a memoir on yoga for grief.