About The Teacher
Yoga Therapy | Vinyasa Flow | Wellness Coach
Elaine started practising yoga at university in Canada and has been involved in fitness her entire adult life. It was after teaching body balance for 3 years that Elaine decided to become a yoga teacher. She completed her Yoga Alliance 200 hour vinyasa flow training in 2010 and founded Yogafest, the largest free mind and body festival in the Middle East in the gardens of Dubai Internet City. She teaches beginners yoga, vinyasa flow and Body balance and is a certified massage therapist and Co-active wellness coach.
She regularly organises yoga events, retreats, corporate and workplace wellness programmes. In 2014 she opened the first eco-friendly yoga studio in the region, Eco Yoga Sanctuary combining her passion for sustainability and yoga.
Elaine teaches outdoors from November to May allowing her students to benefit from fresh air whether on the beach or in her garden studio. She completed her 300 Advanced Teacher training of Therapeutic yoga in 2016 and now works with special groups and individuals with chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease using the tools of yoga.
Elaine is a Goodwill Ambassador for Gulf4Good having completed 11 challenges since 2003 and has personally led group yoga retreats to Bhutan, Tanzania, Morocco, Maldives, Romania and Austria.
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