Elke Avis-Naylor has been studying and practicing in the yoga tradition under the close guidance of her teacher for over 12 years, and has been teaching yoga since 2008.
Elke is a gradutate from the Trika Institute 7 year Yogic Studies Program in Berkeley, California.
From 2009-2013 Elke was a permanent resident at Kailash Akhara, Yoga Retreat Center in Northern Thailand, where she studied in a full time Acarya (teacher) Training Program.
Her training covered in depth study and practice in yogic philosophy, asana, bandha, pranayama, maha kumbhaka, kriya yoga, meditation, ayurveda, vedic ritual, chanting, sanskrit and Sauhu (yoga) psychotherapy.
Her main passion is the empowerment of girls and women through the methods of yoga. This passion lead her to establish Free Girls Yoga in 2014, a Non Profit Organisation that offers yoga and health education to teen girls and young women in high schools and communities across Australia.
Elke teaches the teens yoga course Thursdays 4.30 pm during term time.
Elkes website: www.freegirlsyoga.org