I’m passionate about sharing yoga in the beautiful setting that is Cornwall.
I grew up in South East London, but have always been drawn to the great outdoors and an active lifestyle. I studied English and French at Nottingham University and worked in Paris for a year, which sparked my passion for travel.
I fell in love with the sea. Summers were spent teaching windsurfing in Greece, where I met my husband, Chris.
Back in London, after a year in a job that made me question what it was that I truly wanted, I found my niche in journalism. I worked for national newspapers, and honed in on travel, adventure and wellbeing.
Travel journalism has taken me to some of the world’s best yoga retreats and surf camps, from India to Hawaii, Portugal to the Maldives. You can read about these – and some of my other adventures, ranging from ice climbing in Canada to cycling in New Zealand – here.
I’ve been practising yoga for more than ten years. I first stepped on a mat purely for physical reasons – to ease aching surfing muscles. But I soon realised that the practice is more than just physical. Like with surfing, yoga requires mental focus – being in the moment helps you both to catch a wave and to flow through yoga postures. This awareness has deepened my practice.
I moved to Cornwall in 2017 to be closer to the sea, and to live a more active lifestyle. I qualified in teaching yoga, gaining my 300-hour accredited Yoga Alliance Professionals certificate, with over 400 hours of training, at Lime House School of Yoga.
Now I want to bring yoga to you.
Ellie Murray, Founder of The Cornwall Yoga Company