Born and raised in Italy - now living in India - Elena is an Italian/American compassionate Yogini, an Intuitive Healer, and a certified Yoga instructor. She is passionate about merging the traditions of Eastern Philosophies with Western practice of yoga, while sharing her devotion for a meaningful and fulfilling existence. She believes everything is always in Divine order and that the best approach to life is to be fully present at every moment.
Elena’s yoga classes, open to all levels of students, include a dynamic flow of asana, pranayama, ayurvedic tips, and meditation. Eclectic energy work together with teachings from Bhakti, Tantra, and Shamanism are at the core of her classes.
Over the years Elena has been embarking on a series of voyages to deepen her knowledge of Eastern Religions and Philosophies. These journeys have taken her numerous times to India, where she studies with teachers from Bihar School of Yoga - founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswati - Bhutan, Java, Bali and Thailand, opening her eyes and heart to vast and different perspectives of life. Her studies with Professor Douglas Brooks, one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hindu Tantra have deepened her knowledge of Shrivydia Shakta Tantrism, and she draws great spiritual inspiration from Swami Niranjanananda and Saul David Raye with whom she is certified in Holistic Atma Yoga (YTT200+). In addition, she takes part in giving workshops on hatha yoga, meditation, ayurveda, and yoga philosophy at various venues in the United States and abroad.
Elena is certified as an Ayurvedic Consultant from the Chakrapani School and Research Center in Jaipur, India.
Elena is fluent in Italian, French, English, Spanish, and is currently learning Hindi.
Elena’s profound and transformative healing sessions offer life empowering tools to understand and answer your struggles and dilemmas. Elena’s deep personal readings provide spiritual guidance as she brings clarity, peace, and meaning into your everyday life, allowing you to reconnect to your life’s purpose and embrace a more fulfilling, joyous, stress-free existence.
When I am in a state of yoga I am able to feel the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit. I am able to realize I am not the voice in the head and I have a choice to listen to it or not. Through the movement of my body in different asana, or the chanting of a mantra, in the moments of silence in front of my altar, or simply mindfully observing the flow of my breath, I am aware of being linked to something bigger than myself. These are the times when I reconnect to the embodiment of who I truly am: spirit in human form. I carry this awareness wherever I go, as a tool to appreciate life in its fulness.
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Mar 8, 2018 - 9 days
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Heather Dunhill December 18, 2017
Elena embodies everything Yogic that an instructor should be --- she's Zen and focused on the moment and elevates her classes in the same way. You get a class that's just right for every practice from intermediate to advanced and Elena leaves you feeling centered and grounded. I miss her spirit here in Florida!
Cara Levitt December 04, 2017
Elena was the first person to introduce me to the other 7 limbs of Yoga not just the asana. Her energy and her spirit were true and authentic. Her classes always vibrate at a higher frenquency! She helped me fall in love with meditation and setting intentions. She’s a life changer! Go with her.
Margie Pacher November 30, 2017
Elena is a charismatic, knowledgeable and insightful yoga teacher. She has a gift of taking one’s spiritual life to the next level and inspires her students live a more joyful and free existence. Through her intuitive readings, spiritual teachings, and energetic yoga classes she brings her students into perfect harmony. A journey with her is one you will never forget.
Manuela Witts November 29, 2017
I feel very grateful and blessed to haven taken many yoga classes with Elena in Sarasota Florida. She brings joy and devotion to a very meditational yoga practice. A yoga class with Elena has always left me more connected, centred and peaceful in mind, body and spirit. It you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take a class with Elena, then I highly encourage you to do so. 🙏🏻
Renata Cm November 25, 2017
I had classes with Elena in Sarasota, also workshops. She is a great teacher, she has presence.energy and Personality. I miss you here, in Sarasota Florida.
Susan Winchester November 22, 2017
Elena has the ability to transform her studio into a space that is calm and guides you through a practice that helps you become centered. Whether it is a restorative class or Hatha yoga, you will feel more relaxed, stronger and quiet from the drama of everyday life. I strongly recommend you experience a retreat with Elena. It will be a place of inner peace and harmony that you will never forget.
Jennifer Genito November 20, 2017
I was fortunate to have shared many classes and sessions with Elena in Florida. It was always a warm, welcoming atmosphere with just the right assortment of candles, incense and soothing music. Her voice and energy have a beautiful calming effect as she guides her students through class/mediation. She is all around a wonderful person and genuinely cares. We all miss her here, but I'm very glad she is furthering her purpose in Rishikesh. If you have the opportunity to attend any of her classes, retreats, etc, I strongly enourage you to do so. I cannot wait to come visit, hopefully next year! :)
William Miller III November 17, 2017
i met elena nearly 10 years ago in florida . she has a presence that is assertive yet calming, purposeful yet compassionate. if you are fortunate enough to enter her space i am sure you will find it as life changing as i have. sarasota misses you elena:)
sigrid olsen November 16, 2017
I have taken many beautiful classes with Elena when she was teaching in Florida where I live. Elena brings a spirit into the yoga studio that is calming, and also energizing...she lives her yoga on and off the mat with a grace and humor that makes it accessible for so many people, but also deepens one's practice. To be able to enter into her space on a retreat in India, would be wonderful! I highly recommend Elena for her kindness, compassion and profound knowledge of the ancient practice of yoga. Love her.
Oh Limpia November 16, 2017
Leaving Elena's classes, I always come out feeling better than when I walked in. I feel like a new person. She sets up the room like a little temple, with candles and her little altar. The music in the background is in tune with the mood of the class. Her explanations are easy to follow, informative, and she gives us the opportunity to practice at our own pace. I have yet to find a teacher with so much devotion, who truly walks the path as a yogini. Thank you Elena for paving the path for my inner growth.