About Esther Ekhart

Esther Ekhart brings years of personal yoga and meditation practice, therapy training and study of yoga philosophy into her teaching.


Through Esther’s spiritual studies and her fascination with the human psyche, she found that old conditionings hold us back from experiencing the reality of presence. Esther integrates this learning into all of her teaching, encouraging her students to see past their old stories in order to experience the truth – the moment as it is now.


Esther loves teaching dynamic styles of yoga – like Hatha or Vinyasa Flow, focusing on strength, stability and fitness – as well as slower practices such as Yin yoga and Meditation that allow one to get to know themselves better.


As an avid student, Esther is forever evolving her own practice through continued study and training. And she is always open to questioning previous methods (including her own) and challenging herself, integrating new knowledge and insights into her teachings. Esther teaches online classes, in addition to live workshops, festivals, retreats and trainings worldwide.


Esther is grateful to her early teachers: Clive Sheridan, who taught her not to take anything too seriously, and Taetske Kleijn, with whom she studied the Clarity Process, as well as her training and work as a therapist. Currently, Esther is studying with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.


“Yoga helps us to meet ourselves. To go deeper in our practices and search what's truly going on inside of us. Yoga helps us to open up, to unveil our true self, and to relax in the spaces inside ourselves. And when we do that, love starts to spontaneously arise.”



Esther, founder of EkhartYoga, has been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga for over 20 years. Her knowledge and practical down-to-earth teaching has inspired thousands of yogis all over the world.

Therapy and Coaching

Make self-compassion a key part of your life. When you learn to respond to yourself with compassion, support and kindness during times of difficulty, things begin to change. You will be able to connect with yourself, others and the world from a more authentic, stable place. Embrace yourself and your life unconditionally despite seemingly inner and outer imperfections, and show up with loving awareness during tough times.


June and September
Join Esther Ekhart for restorative, transformative retreats – yoga and meditation, healthy food, beautiful nature, like-minded souls.

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