Elena Cheung

Elena Cheung

3 Seasons

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.

Elena Cheung
  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Shoulders & Neck 4/4/24

    Episode 1

    Shoulder & neck TLC coming in hot with this thoughtful practice. Plus, it's Elena's b-day today, so it's gonna be a good time! Props: 1 chair, 1 block, 1 ball, 1 blanket.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Hamstrings & Hips Hooray! 4/2/24

    Episode 2

    This class uses active work, gentle stretches, myofascial release, and body awareness to bring space to the lower body. Props: 1 chair, 1 block, 1 blanket, 2 balls, 1 strap.

  • 15 min Love Your Lower Back w/ Elena

    Episode 3

    Low back feeling tight? Keep this one in your back pocket to unwind spine tension. No props required!

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Spirals 3/28/24

    Episode 4

    Feel the spirals and circles of your body to create ease. This practice works systematically from top to bottom. Props: 1 chair, 1 bolster, 2 balls, 1 blanket, 1 block.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Hamstrings, Hips, Happy Spine 3/21/24

    Episode 5

    Open up your hips and hammies and notice the way it impacts your spine. Everyone said they felt taller, so maybe you will too! Props: 1 chair, 2 balls/blocks, 1 blanket.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Balanced Spine & Core 3/19/24

    Episode 6

    Bring balance in on all sides of the torso. Often our practices can be compartmentally focused, but this class is about finding and recognizing the relationship between tension systems on the front and back of your body. This class aims to create a strong foundation for finding ease in the rest o...

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Mini Spa Day 3/12/24

    Episode 7

    Give your mind and body a mini spa day! This practice utilizes a softness and many moments to reflect on how movements change our entire body's tension system. Expect breathwork, gentle movement, and nerve flossing. Props: 1 chair, 1 strap, 1 block, 1 blanket. PS. Props to Doris for the name of t...

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Neck, Shoulders, Softness 3/7/24

    Episode 8

    Unwind your neck and shoulders and ALL the upper body tension with this complete, restful class. Props: 1 block, 1 chair, 1 blanket, 1 ball, 1 bolster/pillows.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Lower Body and Low Back 3/5/24

    Episode 9

    This class marries observation and subtle actions to give love and space to the lower back. We access ankles, calves, and the lower half of the body so we can see, recognize, and honor the interconnectedness of our bodies. And yes, there's real scientific studies that support ankle/leg and low ba...

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Gentle Repose 2/29/24

    Episode 10

    Settle anxiety, nerves, and stress with this gentle practice. This class is all done on the floor! So you know it's a good time. Props: 1 strap, 1 block, 1 blanket.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Balancing Hips 2/27/24

    Episode 11

    Work on your hips with some active movement in supported airplane & supported half-moon! Good stuff for building strength and support for the lower half of your body. Props: 1 block, 1 chair, 1 ball, 1 blanket.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Low Back Love, pt 2 2/22/24

    Episode 12

    Low Back TLC time! Props: 1 chair, 1 blanket, 1 block, 2 balls.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Shoulders, Elbows, Hands 2/20/24

    Episode 13

    This practice uses a healthy dose of gentle movement, self-myofascial release, and passive openers to unwind the nervous system and tension through the upper half of the body. Props: 1 chair, 1 ball, 1 block, 1 strap, 1 blanket, some wall space.

  • 45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Nervous System/IT Band 2/17/24

    Episode 14

    Give love to your mind, body, and IT band (and knees) with this thoughtful, grounded practice. Props: 1 strap, 1 chair, 1 block, 1 ball.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Heart Opening 2/15/24

    Episode 15

    Open your heart and shoulders with this thoughtful therapeutic practice. Props: 1 block, 1 bolster/pillow, 1 blanket, 1 ball. Optional: wall space.

  • 45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Gentle Core 2/10/24

    Episode 16

    Find a thoughtful, gentle connection to your core strength and discover how it supports spine health in this therapeutic practice. Props: chair, blanket, block.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Happy Hips 2/8/24

    Episode 17

    Tap into the intricacies of your hips with this thoughtful practice using active movement, self-myofascial release (SMR) and gentle stretching. Props: 1 or 2 balls/foam roller, 1 block, 1 blanket, 1 chair.

  • 45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Postural Awareness 2/3/24

    Episode 18

    Understand posture in the context of your body, and work on some common postural inhibitors. Props: 1 chair, 2 balls, 1 block, 1 blanket.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Cranium/Sacrum 2/1/24

    Episode 19

    What's up players, this class is all about releasing tension in your neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, and spine. Sounds like a lot? Don't worry, it doesn't feel like it! This practice mindfully moves through active postures, self-myofascial release, and gentle stretches. Props: 2 balls, 1 b...

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Spine Decompression 1/30/24

    Episode 20

    Decompress your spine, give support to your core, and generally just feel better in your body with this thoughtful practice. This class includes gentle activation, core awareness, and spine movements, followed by self-myofascial release and some hamstring/hip stretches. Props: 1 chair, 1 strap/to...

  • 45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Chair Balance 1/27/24

    Episode 21

    Work on your balance in this fun class! This practice opens with foot SMR and gives you space and time to fine tune your single leg balance. Props: 1 chair, 1 block, 1 ball.

  • 45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Hamstrings/Sciatic Nerve 1/20/24

    Episode 22

    If you and your hamstrings need to work on your relationship, look no further. We like equity, so this class focuses on both hamstring activation AND lengthening, plus, we do nerve stuff which is very important for hamstring health. Props:1 strap, 1 ball, 1 blanket.

  • 60 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Core Fun! 1/18/24

    Episode 23

    Core strength and suppleness is integral for a strong, healthy body. This class explores core work from a fun foundation, using gravity our advantage! Props: chair, block, blanket.

  • 45 min Therapeutic Yoga w/ Elena - Hip Work/Release 1/13/24

    Episode 24

    Get into the strength and stability of your hips with this thoughtful practice! First we do some work, then we give some love with myofascial release. Props: 1 or 2 balls, 1 chair, 1 blanket.