Ashtanga Center

Ashtanga Center

Louise Ellis

Louise Ellis is a direct and long-term student of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and one of the few women to have been certified by him to teach ashtanga yoga.

She began her yoga practice in 1971 with the traditional study of hatha yoga, pranayama and philosophy under Swami Vishnudevananda.

Louise's background as both a student and teacher in several diverse systems of yoga spans over forty years and informs her teaching style.

She believes that by steady and consistant practice we develop the ability to stay with change in our daily life experience in a direct and open way.


Rishikesh India

October13 -November 15, 2019

Registration for the next Rishikesh Session is now open. Dates are October 13- November 15, 2019

A five week commitment is required for this session to integrate & establish the practice and also to ensure the integrity of the room. To this end the class size will be limited

Submission of the deposit or full tuition via the payment button below holds your place.

All levels are welcome, though some familiarity with the sequences is highly desirable since the majority of the classes are in the Mysore format

The classes are non residential. Students have a large choice of affordable accommodation available in the Laxman Jhula area

The Morning classes are in the Mysore format with the exception of the Friday morning led primary series counted vinyasa class. Twice weekly afternoon classes explore meditation, breath and yoga nidra. Saturdays and full and new moon days will be days off. There are no refunds for missed classes due to illness or change of plans.