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.


The next Rishikesh session dates will be posted shortly

A six week commitment is required for this session to integrate & establish the practice and also to keep the integrity of the room. All levels are welcome, though some familiarity with the sequence is highly desirable. There are no refunds for missed classes due to illness or change of plans. The classes are non residential. Students have a large choice of accommodation among the many local hotels and guest housed in the Laxman Jhula area. Please submit the application form below to apply

The Rishikesh classes are a rare opportunity to study with a certified ashtanga teacher in a small Mysore style group setting.

The morning classes are in the Mysore format with the exception of the Friday Primary Series counted vinyasa class. Twice weekly afternoon classes explore meditation, breath work and deep relaxation techniques. Saturdays and moon days will be days off.