Elena is a yoga teacher with a passion for the quieter spiritual practices that, like Yin yoga and Vipassana meditation, invite us to explore our innate wisdom and inner peace. However, she also enjoys the challenges and opportunities for growing available to us through the more active type of practices, like Vinyasa yoga. She is a +500 h Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher and a Chavutti Thirumal body worker. She is the founder of Yogagenda, a yoga-themed yearly planner created with the contribution of yoga experts from all over the world. Inspired by the following words attributed to the Buddha: “The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you grow there?”, in her Yin and Yang yoga sessions, she encourages participants to practice with sincerity, humility, and discipline, acknowledging their uniqueness, to plant and reap seeds of joy.

“Yoga showed up in my life (to stay!) over 25 years ago. Since I’ve always believed that curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness, over the years I’ve explored different yoga traditions: the precision of Iyengar, the fluidity of Scaravelli, the magic of Kundalini, the playfulness of Acroyoga… Right now I’m dedicated to the practice of Vinyasa and Yin yoga.The Buddha’s teachings, which I encountered in the late 80’s, taught me that mystery is here to be lived, not deciphered, and that’s why I practise Vipassana meditation. Time and again, it has been reassuring to see that my three spiritual paths (Buddhism, meditation and yoga) point in the same direction: the search for unconditional happiness.”


“I started teaching yoga in 2008 after becoming a Hatha teacher certified by the Montevideo Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. In 2010 I completed a Vinyasa Teacher Training course with David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner in Brazil. More recently I trained in Yin yoga with Jose de Groot (Yin yoga & Anatomy, 2011) in Barcelona and with Sarah Powers (Yin/Yang yoga & Mindfulness Meditation; Inner Practices, 2013, 2017) in France/London. Helen Noakes is my Chavutti Thirumal teacher. Academically qualified as an anthropologist/archaeologist and translator, I currently combine yoga teaching and Chavutti treatments with the creation of Yogagenda and my work as a translator.”


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