Ellen’s deepest intuition was confirmed when she met her teacher, Francis Lucille.  In his presence, she recognised the eternal, limitless and universal nature of our shared reality.  Over many years, her understanding deepened to touch all  levels of experience.  The process of aligning and stabilizing all aspects of her life to this understanding has continued to unfold since then.

As a child Ellen loved to move and dance. She knew without words the joy and limitless transparency that the body dissolved into when it was free and alive.

As an adolescent and young adult, she acutely felt and enacted suffering through her body.

Thus, the experience that we call the body has always been central to all of Ellen’s experiences, both in the ignoring and in the recognition of our true nature.

Today, Ellen offers meetings and retreats in The Awakening Body, sharing a direct exploration of reality sourced in the tradition of Kashmir Shivaism and self-inquiry as transmitted through Francis Lucille and his lienage.

In addition, she has a private practice as a Psychotherapist, and facilitator of Authentic Movement. Her background of Dance-Movement Therapy and Transpersonal Psychology is shaped by the non-dual understanding.

Ellen lives in Oxford with her husband Rupert Spira, also a teacher in the tradition of non-duality.

 Master Degrees in Dance Movement Therapy (New York University) and Transpersonal Psychology (John F. Kennedy University, CA). Certificate in Laban Movement Analyst


Professional TitleNon-Dual Therapist and Yoga teacher
Modalitiesnon dual, somatic, authentic movement
Training / qualifications


License and State Oxfordshire
Code of EthicsADMP UK
Areas of FocusNon duality, body, addiction, kundalini, trauma
Accepting New Clients Yes
Clients I Work With Individuals
Types of SessionsFace-to-Face, Online Video (I.e. Skype, Zoom)
Wheel chair AccessN/A
Insurance AcceptedNo