Lizzie Hacker – teaching faculty and co-Director of Mahalaya
My yoga journey began in 2006 in London. Since then, yoga has accompanied me as I have travelled, providing a constant in many varied contexts.
I completed my 200 hour Yoga Alliance accreditation in Vinyasa and Hatha yoga in Nepal with Heather Elton. Yoga philosophy formed an integral part of this training, and I was privileged to also be taught by Emil Wendel, gaining insights into the underlying philosophical current of India and Nepal – two countries which I had grown deep connections with.
I have lived in Nepal since 2012, and am fascinated by the depth of yoga’s roots here, and the way it intertwines with modern day culture and society. I teach Vinyasa Flow and love the creativity and freedom of this style of practice. I also emphasise correct alignment during my teaching and the importance of connecting with stillness and silence as a way to improve wellbeing and to gain a greater understanding of the self. For me, yoga is an exciting adventure that allows for the exploration of the physical and the spiritual. It also provides a wonderful lens through which to further explore and understand the fascinating country of Nepal.