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Elena Amani – Vinyasa Hatha Teacher

Yoga Teacher - Elena Amani


Elena Amani’s perspective in life and interests

I was born in Russia in a very creative family. I grew up surrounded by handicrafts, embroidered and handmade clothes. All this influenced my choice of profession. I got the diploma of Applied Fashion Design. I like design and make clothes for my family and my friends. I can spend hours in the fabric shop.

I have been in Australia for six years. I enjoy my life.

Please allow me to share with you how yoga came into my life. Like many young mothers I had health issues suffering from hip, neck and lower back injuries which was the result of poor posture. I also had concerns with my thyroid gland. I felt very weak all the time and didn’t like my body. My physical ailments left me feeling emotionally dis-empowered affecting my sense of self esteem and confidence.

I searched long and hard for answers to become physically and mentally stronger and healthier again, but it wasn’t until I found Yoga that I have been able to dramatically improve my body, mind and spirit.

Training and major influences

I have become a fully qualified Yoga and Meditation teacher having studied and practiced yoga (Hatha yoga) in Australia and abroad since 2006. I hold a certificate in “Yoga and Meditation” from the Insync Institute in Canberra, certificate in “Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga” from Yoga Synergy school in Sydney and certificate in Yoga for kids.

I have also completed a course of Reflexology from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences. I found Reflexology complementary to yoga and the health and well-being of my students.

Style of teaching

I teach Vinyasa Hatha yoga style from general to intermediate level. I focus on the balance between strength, flexibility and relaxation. Working with the breath is a priority.

Every movement your body makes involves muscle contraction. I would like to help you to understand the types of muscular contractions and how to use those contractions to protect any weak muscles from over stretching, to protect your joints from injury, to increase the blood circulation in your body, and build up your strength.

Most recent inspiring experience

My muscles were not strong enough because I had concerns with my thyroid gland. Back when I started, like most yoga students I was holding the postures for five slowly deep breaths and I over- stretched my weak muscles, hamstrings and I injured my knee. Two years of pain inspired me to study more and create the yoga class for people like me. Now I can hold a pose without any discomfort and pain. The safest way to apply the principle of strength with flexibility is to commence a stretching posture with the muscles activated around the joint.

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What people are saying about Canberra Yoga Space…

"I have attended several other yoga schools but always felt uncomfortable due to being a beginner and the other yogis able to do more than me. When I found Canberra yoga space I was going through a very difficult time in my life, and beginners yoga course supported me and my emotional state at this time. I love my yoga practice and have signed up again for the beginners course. I really look forward to continuing yoga practice and personal growth. Thank you Monica and the great team at Canberra yoga space." - Rebecca – October 2016