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Elena Amani – Vinyasa Hatha Teacher

Yoga Teacher - Elena Amani


Elena Amani’s perspective in life and interests

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. “My life purpose is to live without mental and physical pain, inspiring and helping people around me to be stronger and healthier“, says Elena.

Training and major influences

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.

Style of teaching

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.

Most recent inspiring experience

My muscles were very weak because I had issue with my thyroid gland. Back when I started, like most yoga students I was holding each posture for five slow deep breaths. It over-stretched my weak muscles, hamstrings and injured my knee. Later I found out all this was the result of un-levelling hips, twisted pelvis and vertebrae. Years of pain inspired me to study more and to create the yoga class for people like me. Now I can hold any pose without discomfort or 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. Good posture is a good habit. The correction of posture with yoga is a good start.

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"I've been doing 3 classes a week after going through the beginners course August 2017. CYS has the best variety of teachers & yoga styles anywhere - I was recently staying in Gungahlin for a month & looked to see what studios were out there.. I ended up driving across town multiple times a week to get to classes at CYS. There doesn't seem to be anywhere like it. I'm so glad I did the beginners course with CYS, not only because it was a fantastic intro to various styles & teachers who are passionate and know their stuff, but also because I lucked into finding what I consider the best studio in Canberra. And there is a beautiful spirit about the place too. I'll keep coming there as long as I'm in Canberra :)" - Jenn, May 2018