Born in Crimea on the Black Sea , mama of two, holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering , a yoga instructor and devoted student of yoga. Elena has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has been teaching for the last 12 years. Elena brings a deeply-rooted and unique perspective to the practice of yoga. She enjoys teaching a lively, up-lifting, challenging class that honors the tradition of the practice.
Elena’s classes, steeped in ritual and ceremony, emphasize breath and alignment in flowing motion to build balance, flexibility, and strength in body, mind, and soul. She enthusiastically teaches all 8 limbs of yoga in order to help students realign with their authentic self, and then move off the mat out into the world living a life of personal integrity. Her commitment to honesty, collaboration, and love enable students of all levels to find what works best for their unique body in any given moment. She guides students on a powerful exploration of listening to the body with honor and reverence.
Elena is a 200 hour Certified Yoga teacher and a 200 Certified Massage Therapist since 2005.