Adore Yoga is proud of the world-class faculty presenting the 2019 Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy. Students will study with Australian and international guest teachers who deliver specialty courses throughout the program. Your core faculty includes:
Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT
Founder of Adore Yoga, Nikola has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. Nikola has been training yoga teachers and therapists for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.
Joan Miller is a senior and talented teacher with over 30 years of experience in yoga teaching and teacher training. Joan takes yoga back to its authentic roots, using the traditional practices of Hatha Yoga to help her students develop spiritual and physical awareness. Certified by over five nationally and internationally recognised bodies, member of Australia’s peak body for Yoga, Yoga Australia and Accredited Journey Therapist, Joan is a highly qualified, compassionate and inspiring Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.
A passionate student and teacher of anatomy, Tracy has studied with Qi Yoga and Polestar Pilates as well as undertaking training in Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy and more. She emphasizes function, stability and introspection rather than aesthetic 'perfection', encouraging students to work at their own pace and listen to their bodies for a safe and enjoyable practice.
Tracy believes in making yoga accessible to everyone and uses her joyful, nurturing nature to do just that. She is currently studying Pilates rehab in her quest to offer her students a highly personalized and healing experience of yoga.
Sunita is a yogini, teacher, writer, artist, and coach. She has over a 30 years experience of yoga and over the past 17 years she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA and India. Sunita has studied yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit at advanced levels in India (BKS Iyengar Institute), Europe (Yoga Philosophy at the University of Oxford), the USA and Australia. Sunita is passionate about making the sophisticated aspects of yoga philosophy accessible to everyone.
Rachel Zinman has been practicing and teaching yoga nationally and internationally since 1992. Rachel was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008 at the age of 42 which revolutionized her approach to teaching and practice. Her book 'Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda' was named finalist in Forward Reviews Book of The Year 2017 . Rachel writes for many print and online magazines, is an award winning musician, mother and wife.
Dr Lauren Tober is a Clinical Psychologist, Life Coach and Yoga Teacher based in Mullumbimby. Lauren integrates the best of western psychology with ancient yogic wisdom, both on and off the mat. She is the founder of Capturing Gratitude, a worldwide photographic happiness project, A Daily Dose of Bliss, a highly acclaimed online yoga course, Living Your Heartfelt Desires, an online course to create a life you love and Meditation, Pure + Simple, a 6 week iRest Yoga Nidra course.
Rosie is a one of Sydney's most senior yoga teachers and a seasoned yoga teacher trainer. She is a fun loving person and a committed family gal who has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and has been in the classroom for 40 years as a teacher and lecturer. Rosie is passionate about yoga and its tools. She specialises in working in small classes and individual sessions to support people towards wellbeing and affect positive change in their lives. Rosie works with the whole person - mind, body, breath and spirit - using movement, sound, breath and talking.
Liz Bennett is one of the few physiotherapists in Australia who is also a specialised yoga therapist and a long term yoga teacher and practitioner.
As a physiotherapist for over 20 years, Liz has worked with thousands of people in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools and yoga centres. Her years of working in hospital wards gave her invaluable insights into the management of orthopaedic and medical conditions and the application of yoga alongside modern treatment.
Sarah Ball is a qualified yoga teacher, art therapist, counsellor, and social worker. Her professional experience includes running therapeutic group-work and 1:1 counselling in the fields of disabilities; adult mental health; child and adolescent mental health; addiction treatment, and eating disorder recovery. She has studied multiple yoga teacher trainings, including a 2-year 500 hour training at Nature Care College in Sydney, 200 hours with the School Of Sacred Arts, and 150 hours in ZenThai Flow