Our Team

Our Team



Special Skills: Yoga, Breathing, Meditation

City: Leeds, Lisbon, Bristol



Special Skills: Finance, Customer Relations, Franchising

City: Oxford & London

The business was founded by Ella Mesma to help companies to put wellness at the heart of their workplace. Ella is a trained yoga instructor, life coach, published author and professional dancer. The other half of the business is run by Emily Rider, who has a background in finance so knows first hand how important it is to move and be mindful during your day.

Ella is a trained yoga instructor, a coach, a published author and professional dancer. She founded Business Yoga and the 23onMe concept to support companies to put wellbeing at the heart of their ethos. She has been practising yoga since 2004, and teaching since 2011. She trained with Embodied Dancer Yoga Teacher Training, Karam Kriya School & Yoga Teachers College® and practise Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow & Yoga Trapeze. As a trained dancer, performance highlights have included Russell Maliphant Company, Lea Anderson (The Chomondeleys), Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Working in employee well-being has always been close to Emily’s heart. Emily’s background is in Finance where she has worked for several large companies. Ella and Emily met on a mentoring scheme with Be The Business, and when the formal mentoring relationship came to an end the pair decided that they wanted to continue working together and Emily became co-owner of Business Yoga

Emily and Ella are both passionate about changing the way that we work – for the better! And teaching people to take positive breaks, giving themselves the time to move and be mindful during the day.

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The Faces Behind our Success

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them


Special skills: Yoga & Movement | City: Leeds & Newcastle

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Special Skills: Tai Chi and Yoga | City: London


Special Skills: Movement | City: London


Special Skills: Movement | City: Newcastle


Special Skills: Yoga and Breathwork | City: Lisbon


Special Skills: Movement and Meditation | City: London


Special Skills: Movement | City: Newcastle


Special Skills: Yoga | City: London


Special Skills: Somatics | City: London


Special Skills: Leadership Development | City: Brighton


Special Skills: Diversity Training | City: London and Leicester


Special Skills: Massage | City: London


Special Skills: Massage, Reiki & Nutrition | City: Leeds


Special skills: Financial Wellbeing & Mental Health First Aid Training | City: Leeds


Special skills: Nutrition & Vegan Living | City: Bristol