Elena was born in Russia into a creative family. This influenced her choice of profession and she got a Diploma in Applied Fashion Design. She has been in Australia for six years. Like many young mothers suffered from hip, neck and lower back injuries which was the result of poor posture. I also had concerns with her thyroid gland. She searched far and wide for answers to become physically and mentally stronger and healthier again. It wasn’t until she found Yoga that she has been able to dramatically improve her body, mind and spirit.
She studied (Hatha yoga) in Australia and abroad since 2006 and holds a certificate in Yoga and Meditation from the Insync Institute in Canberra. Along with certificates in Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga from Yoga Synergy school in Sydney and Yoga for kids.
She has also completed a course in Reflexology from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences. She finds that this complements the health and well-being of her students.
Elena teaches Vinyasa Hatha yoga style from general to intermediate level. She focuses on the balance between strength, flexibility and relaxation. Working with the breath is a priority.
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.