Body, mind and spirit
Elena is Russian but strongly suspects her soul belongs to India – she started to practice Yoga in an Indian cultural centre in 2007 and the experience of Yoga stole her heart forever. She studied an authentic style of Hatha Yoga that she continues to share during her regular classes since 2015. Elena loves to mix styles and postures – she can tempt you to a slow dive into Pigeon pose or a sweaty series of enlivening Warriors, combining Pranayama, meditation and relaxation.
Elena has a strong sense of intuition and easily adapts her classes to the energy of a group. She uses a lot of hands-on adjustments during the practice, always trusting her gut feeling and following the needs of her students.
Elena’s credo is the connection between body, mind and spirit. She guides you to drop your unnecessary thoughts, let go of your fears, release unpleasant emotions and feel the richness of wherever you are right now. If you lost the way home, the way to your heart – come have a look in Elena’s class, come home with Elena.
Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of Yoga into one practice, bringing together the benefits of passive Yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures.
Yin is more internal and cooling while Yang is more external, dynamic and warming. When these terms are applied to yoga, Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice working on the muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility.
Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a balanced practice and can have a powerful effect on energy levels.
“The practice of yin/yang yoga helps us learn about stillness in movement and the flow in stillness.” Sarah Powers