Elena teaches flowing somatic yoga and sacred song, rooted in philosophy, community + playfulness.
Having spent much of her life training in the creative body, with diverse years studying movement, performance, opera and visual arts, Elena is forever fascinated by the body’s ability to creatively express. And yoga being elemental in that journey since she emerged jelly-kneed from an Iyengar class in her teens.
Her classes are nurturing and powerful; guided from a place of genuine belief in the value of community and individual creative potential, wth lots of options to welcome all bodies in varying degrees of challenge and plenty of nourishing space in between.
A lover of sound, Elena’s teaching is often coloured with chanting and music, alongside the trusty accompaniment of her beloved harmonium Bina. Her practice and teaching incorporate flowing movement, Non-Dual philosophical teachings and playful proprioception work – combining her studies in anatomy and dance.
A long time devotee of TKV Desikachar’s teachings, she’s been guided over the last decade by studies in Yoga Philosophy with Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Somatics with Tias Little and Satu Tuomela and anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff. Presently she counts the inspiring Paula Andreewitch as her main teacher.