The yoga world is changing, what’s your part in its reimagining? Calling curious and courageous teachers to trust in your own wisdom to learn, grow and transform your yoga world.
Yoga Assembly is a learning journey to help explore a challenge related to your teaching and wider society. Whether you want to delve deeper into decolonising your practice, or you need motivation for a new project. You choose your question, and join a nurturing peer-group to answer it, together.
Is it for me?
Do you crave a supportive group of peers with which to navigate the realities and challenges of teaching yoga? Do you think the yoga world needs to change?
Do you want to learn and develop as a teacher, but in a way that you choose? Do you not feel welcome, or see yourself or your values represented in your existing community?
Do it to
Tackle a specific personal, professional or societal challenge you've observed in the yoga world.
Build agency and relationships that will enable you to drive the changes you want to see in the yoga industry.
Develop yourself and your teaching by sharing ideas with a dynamic community of co-learners.
Hi I’m Ella. I’m a Facilitator and Yoga Teacher. I’m fascinated by people and deeply committed to supporting them to connect to themselves and each other.
I’m experienced in bringing together and facilitating groups to enable them to achieve their purpose - whether that be through a learning programme, workshop or a yoga class. I am a critical thinker and hold the threads of science, spirituality and gentle scepticism together softly in my practice.
"Ella was welcoming, calm, clear, generous, non-judgemental, well bounded, inspiring."
How do you approach diversity and inclusion?
We believe that placing peer-to-peer relationships at the heart of learning creates huge potential for a more inclusive approach to education. We also know that a very deliberate effort is required to deliver those benefits in reality. A top cited value point for Enrol Yourself participants is that they learnt alongside people they wouldn't otherwise have met and were able to exchange their perspectives, ideas, experiences and more.
We want to welcome and support anyone with a strong intention to take part in our programmes, and aim to ensure that your identity or background will not be a barrier. Whilst we don't have it all figured out yet, we are working on it.
How does this relate to the Yoga Assembly journey specifically?
Ella is committed to decolonising her own yoga practice and teaching. She is trained and supported to recruit and host inclusively - doing the work to ensure those from groups typically oppressed or underrepresented in our society, can access and thrive in this learning environment. Please download the info pack for more on our approach.
What does the programme look like?
Over 6 months we meet online every other Tuesday evening as a learning community after our Kick-Off week of workshops. There will be a mix of sessions, including workshops led by each group member, ‘Power-Up’ sessions to report back on learning and additional buddy meet-ups. We will use our skills, experience and resources to support each other in our collective learning.
What does the application process look like?
The application process is simple. You can request more information at the bottom of this page, and feel free to reach out to Ella for an informal chat. If this feels like something that calls you then you can sign up via the application form. After the deadline Ella will find a time to speak with you, before offering a limited number of places.
How much does it cost?
Costs range from £750 - £1350 (with bursaries available).If you are able, we encourage you to contribute to our higher tier. This makes it possible to offer these lower cost places to those with less income: and makes it possible for you to learn as part of a more diverse group. We are aware that this is a financially precarious moment for many, so please reach out if you need support.
Do I need any prior qualifications to participate?
The learning journey is designed for yoga teachers, so you’ll need to hold at least a foundational 200hr teaching qualification to participate. We would like to welcome a mix of teachers with varying levels of training, experiences, linegages and perspectives - so whether you’ve been teaching for 1 month or 20 years we’d love to hear from you.
Register your interest with the Host to receive the information pack. You can also request a phone call and some resources to take to your employer if you think they might be able to (partially or fully) sponsor your place on the programme.