Elena is a Seattle-based movement specialist, certified Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist, and yoga teacher whose mission is to empower individuals in their movement practice. She's studied anatomy and the biomechanics of yoga under internationally acclaimed teachers such as Tiffany Cruikshank, Richelle Ricard, and Jules Mitchell in an endeavor to understand the intricate beauty of the human body. Her classes combine a healthy dose of intricate details, playfulness, and the balancing of effort and ease. Her aim is to create a diverse and inclusive community through authentic connection, engagement, and collaboration where yoga meets the modern, digital world. When not in the studio or doing yoga-related stuff, Elena enjoys long walks with her dogs, time with loved ones, terrible reality TV, and cooking really, really delicious tonkatsu curry.
60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Low Back and Hips 11/28/23
Explore the relationship between low back and hips and find relief from tension in these two regions through gentle movement, breath, and myofascial release. This class has a short little "blip" in the middle from a wonky connection. Recommended props: 1 block, 2 balls, 1 blanket, 1 strap, 1 chair.
45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Neck/Hips/Stress Relief 11/25/23
Release tension in your neck, hips, and your overall body and mind with this slow-paced, thoughtful class. Get your post-holiday stress relief on. Recommended props: 2 balls, 1 block, 1 chair, 1 blanket.
30 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Knee & Ankle TLC - 5/15/23
Got tight ankles? Got stiff knees?! Join Elena for a targeted class on knee & ankle health. This practice uses a combination of rhythmic movement and long holds to give your legs some love. Recommended props: 1 block & something to sit on.
45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Healing Breath - 5/4/23
Give some love to your abdomen, organs, hip flexors & spine in this gentle, mindful yoga class. This practice uses breathwork, self-myofascial release (SMR) & movement to create space in these areas that often hold tension. Recommended Props: 1 block, 1 blanket/towel.
Give love & TLC to your hips and legs in this lower-body, beginner-friendly class. This class gives some extra attention to the rotational capabilities of our hips and ends with a few minutes of mindful breathwork. Recommended props: one blanket/towel.
30 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Back Line Love - 5/22/23
This therapeutics class focuses on gentle movement and passive stretches to open up the backside chain of the body (spine, glutes, hamstrings, neck) either seated, standing (with assist from the chair) or lying down. Recommended props: 1 chair.
30 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Front Line Softening - 5/24/23
Give love, TLC and gentle opening to the front line of your body. Often when we're holding onto chronic discomfort or pain, our bodies react by curling inward. This class unwinds tension through movement, self-myofascial release, and long, held postures. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket, 1 ...