Ellesse discovered yoga as a teen visiting Koh Samui, Thailand. Her island holiday came and went, but a newfound enthusiasm for asana practice was only beginning to bud. Five years and a zillion 'vinyasas' later, Ellesse joined YogaLondon for a one-month intensive programme where she gained a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching qualification. She helps the YogaLondon team by sharing her experiences as a trainee to prospective students and spreading the good word about what yoga means to her; that is, 'attaining what was previously unattainable' (T.K.V. Desikachar, 1995). Ellesse graduated with a MSc in Mental Health from King's College, London and works to incorporate yoga and mindfulness in all her professional pursuits.