Nikola Ellis

Chanting, Counselling, General, Hatha, Therapeutic, Krishnamacharya, Meditation, Viniyoga, YogaTherapy

Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher

Registered Yoga Therapist

Member No: 508


Nikola Ellis Master Couns & App.Psych, BA (hons), Dip. Health (Yoga), Grad.Dip.Counselling, Dip. Shiatsu, AAYT, C-IAYT, E-RYT

Founder and Principal Teacher at Adore Yoga, Nikola Ellis is a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist and psychotherapist. She has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya, including TKV and Menaka Desikachar, AG and Ganesh Mohan and Saraswathi Vasudevan.

In 2002 Nikola founded Adore Yoga, one of Sydney’s leading yoga studios, where she and her team offer personalised, therapeutic yoga in small groups. For the past decade, she has specialised in yoga therapy and teacher training, developing Australia's first AAYT accredited 650hr Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, the country's most advanced recognised qualification in yoga.

Nikola manages the yoga training for the non-profit initiative A Sound Life and devises specialist yoga therapy programs for non-profit organisations including Cancer Council NSW, the Butterfly Foundation and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. Nikola is passionate about working at the intersection of yoga, mental health and social justice and her teaching reflects this commitment to making yoga a force for positive change in the world.

Adore Yoga

1300 844 693
Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive, Davidson, NSW, 2085

""Perfecting asana isn't the point. Perfecting mindfulness in asana is a goal that's really worth pursuing.""

Nikola Ellis

what people are saying about Nikola Ellis


I am thoroughly enjoying my yoga sessions with you and am very glad I stumbled across Adore.

Audrey McGuinness, Executive Coach, Psychotherapist & Adore Yoga student

Over the past 7 years Nikola has been a major influence in the development of balance in my life, not only in the physical arena, but also for my mental, emotional and spiritual well being. She is a gentle, persuasive and creative teacher and has developed wisdom across many fields of practice. Whether working with Nikola in a group setting or one on one, she always maintains a high degree of professionalism, attentiveness and care for the whole person.


It doesnt matter what your level of yoga is or how flexible you are as the class is tailored to your needs.


I have really enjoyed your program, your teachers are absolutely special.


Just wanted to drop you a note to say how much I enjoy my sessions with you. I learn so much from your wealth of knowledge in this area and am all inspired to soldier on along my path to wholeness!


Adore yoga started at Kimberly Clark as a trial class under our Health & Wellness Program. The class proved successful as feedback came rolling in and there was enough interest to start a full term and two classes per week. Wednesday lunchtime became an enjoyable part of the week for employees to take some time out and focus on themselves. The convenience of a lunchtime class on site was appreciated by all and the success of the class was obvious by the turnout. Yoga became an avenue to release built up stress and tension from the busy work week. Nikolas style of teaching was perfect for our employees as she developed them from beginners and introduced them to more challenging poses. Nikola has the perfect yoga voice that is very soothing and relaxing! Adore Yoga is now a permanent feature of Kimberly Clarks Health & Wellness program.


Adore is great, delivers what it promises and the holistic approach is clear in the companys ethos.


Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the yoga retreat the best thing Ive done in ages! I felt so relaxed and peaceful coming back to Sydney and full of inspiration.


Thank you for all words of wisdom throughout the course,I learnt a lot from you. I will thoroughly recommend you to friends in the future.

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