Hi, my name is Ellie and I am a fully qualified yoga teacher specialising in prenatal, postnatal and women’s yoga. I trained and worked with Yogabellies in the UK and now teach yoga in the sunshine in Dubai. I am also a senior yoga teacher with Yogabellies International.
Alongside yoga I am a birth educator and a trained Hypnobirthing teacher with KGH, The Home of Hypnobirthing. I now teach Hypnoyoga and birth preparation courses for the modern mom-to-be with my own Hypnobirthing and Birth partner courses with The Om Moms. I also am a children’s yoga teacher, a baby massage teacher and a Mum to a little yogi boy!
I started out my journey as a flight attendant after travelling and simply fell in love with the world, and this is where I discovered my passion of yoga — Sydney to be precise! I had dabbled in yoga at the gym but after going to my first ‘real’ class I knew instantly I would be back. I bought a mat which I still have to this day and carried it in my suitcase everywhere discovering different types and styles yoga around the world. I travelled like crazy until I became pregnant with my little boy and settled down in Scotland.
Becoming pregnant and having a baby was a totally new and surreal thing for me. I wish I could say I Hypnobirthed my little boy into the world but unfortunately back then I knew nothing at all about pregnancy and even less about birth and babies. I just thought I would ‘wing it’. My winging it took my labour down a medicalised route (something I hadn’t planned for as I thought I would be all au-natural) and even though it was quick, it wasn’t the experience I thought it would be. I thought after, ‘Was the medicalised route even necessary?’ and ‘Could I have changed my own path if I had known a little more?’ After having my little boy I set up a successful Yogabellies business teaching Pregnancy yoga, Mum-and-baby yoga, and Women’s yoga. Over time my pregnancy classes were not just about how to stay flexible and relaxed in pregnancy but I started to teach more about preparation for birth. Through my constant research I came across Hypnobirthing and decided to study it to add that little extra magic to my classes (I’ve always been a fan of a big long relaxation after a yoga class). After training through KGH The Home of Hypnobirthing I was empowered through knowledge and set up my own classes at The Om Moms Club. And here I am today doing what I love and doing what I do best, yoga, and helping empower women, teaching them they have a voice and how they can make choices in their own journey in pregnancy, and not just in pregnancy but in life as well.