Vinyasa Flow – Tuesdays – 18:00 – 19:15 in the Studio
Elena’s classes reflect her beliefs, offering an equally nurturing and challenging experience that invites you to move in a way that feels good to you. This class is a fluid vinyasa flow, moving from strength to an unwinding yin feel and open to all abilities and bodies that like a little challenge. We explore pranayama, sun salutations, twists, balances, inversion, fluid movements that wake up the body and focus on strengthening aspects of the physical//subtle body (chakra system.) You can expect a playful vibe and ambient sound that draws you to a place of deep stillness to close.
Much of Elena’s life has been spent training in the creative body. Diverse years studying movement, performance, opera and visual arts furthering her fascination with the body’s ability to creatively express, and yoga being elemental in that journey since she emerged jelly – kneed from an Iyengar class in her teens.
Her practice and teaching incorporates flowing movement, philosophical teachings & playful proprioception work, combining her studies in anatomy and experience curating contemporary sacred space. As a grubby child with adventurous parents who loved to travel she became and continues to be much inspired by nature, how the elements weave their ways through our bodies and practice enlivens our awareness of them. Elena is interested in how this enriches our connection to the world around us.
Elena loves to chant! These often colour her classes, more modern Kirtan inspired ones and traditional Vedic ones too, regular students know the fun we have shedding our need to sing them tunefully.