About Elena

Certified Yoga Teacher  |  Nutrition Therapist  |  Health Advisor

Elena grew up in Moscow (Russia), In 2006 she immigrated to Australia and lived in Sydney for 12 years. Later she spent nearly 1 year in Thailand. She has traveled a lot experiencing many different cultures and ways of life. Currently Elena lives in Arizona (USA).

Yoga as well as hiking and connecting with the nature were always her ways to stay centered and balanced.

She is passionate about Yoga, nutrition, health science, active lifestyle, nature, traveling and Plant Based kitchen.

Elena's Yoga Story >

Education in Nutrition & Health Science >

Elena's mission is to elevate consciousness and

self-awareness, inspire, educate, help her clients get back to their health and their best selves and encourage people to live their lives in fullest, most creative, productive, inspired and beautiful way.

 

Yoga Journey

Elena began her Yoga journey at her early age, in 1996. She started from learning fundamentals of Taoist Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Bagua Zhang and Meditation in INBI World Academy (Moscow, Russia). At the same time she was a dancer of several styles (balley, folk and later - Bellydancing).

From 2001 to 2010, apart of her main occupation she was teaching and performing Bellydance, as well as creating choreographies,  while still practicing Taoist Yoga and Tai Chi on regular basis.

In 2013 Elena's attention was drawn by Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Styles. Since then she began attending Yoga classes, retreats and workshops of Hatha Yoga in Australia and Thailand.


In 2015 she has visited Vikasa Yoga Retreat (Koh Samui, Thailand) twice for intensive yoga practice, where she was inspired for a more profound Yoga journey. In 2016 she undergone 200 hours of Yoga Teacher training at Vikasa Yoga Retreat and got her first Certification as a Yoga Teacher. As soon as she returned to Sydney she started teaching regular group classes.

In 2018 Elena attended her second Yoga Techer Training (300 hours) with Andrey Lapa, who is well known as one of the best yoga teachers nowdays for his profound knowledge of yoga, highly advanced level of teaching and his own yoga system called Unuversal Yoga. 

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • RYT200 (Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand 2016)

  • RYT300 - Universal Yoga with Andrey Lapa (Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand 2018)

  • 33 Hrs of Yoga Physiology and Anatomy with Simon Borg Oliver (Sydney, Australia, 2018)

ELENA'S MOST INFLUENTAL TEACHERS:

  • Andrei Lapa (Universal Yoga)

  • Simon Borg Oliver (Australia)

  • Kosta Miachin, the founder of Vikasa Yoga (Thailand)

  • Oleg Cherne, the founder of INBI World Academy, researcher, publicist and master of Taoist disciplines.

  • Chen Xiao Wang, Grandmaster Tai Chi (Chen)

  • Irina Chernikina, Belly Dance and Yoga teacher, a woman, full of inspiration, wisdom and knowledge of developing feminine energy, spirituality and sexuality.

  • Craig Procter (Ashtanga Yoga)

  • Jason Milne (Hatha & Tantric Yoga, Yoga Phylosophy)

ELENA'S YOGA STYLE

based on multiple yogic disciplines.

She incorporates traditional aspects of yoga with health science and human physiology.

Her classes focus on physical alignment, internal aspects (mind, energy, breath),
allowing students to practice safely and effectively
.

"Yoga is a path that allows us to explore our inner selves,

elevate our consciousness, balance the stresses of modern world

and percieve life as a tranformational journey

constantly growing and evolving".

 

Journey in Nutrition

Elena's journey in health, food and nutrition was first influenced by her yoga experience in childhood.  When she was 10 she decided to stop eating meat, later Yoga was helping to enhance self-awareness and learn to consciously separate real hunger from emotional or unconscious eating. 

Later, Elena became even more interested in learning of food and health science to be able understand that topic not only from Yogic point of view, but based on scientific approach.

In 2013 Elena enrolled to Bachelors of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) in Sydney College. She fall in love in studying health and medical science, completed many more cources and never stops learning. 

EDUCATION IN HEALTH & NUTRITION

  • Studied Bachelors in Health Science - Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine. (Sydney, Australia)

  • Diploma in Personal Nutrition (Shaw Academy)

  • Advanced Diploma in Principals of Nutrition (Shaw Academy)

  • Advanced Diploma in Sports Nutrition (Shaw Academy)

  • Certificate in Weight Management (Shaw Academy)

  • Vegan Nutritionist Diploma (Centre of Excellence)

  • Diploma in Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition (School of Natural Health Science)

  • Diabetes Risk Awarenes Diploma (School of Natural Health Science)

  • Diploma in Holistic Nutrition (School of Natural Health Science)

  • Advanced Diploma in Nutrition (School of Natural Health Science)

  • Diploma in Stress Management (School of Natural Health Science)

  • Biochemistry of Immunity (MIIN)

 

Services

Nutrition

Therapy

Nutritional consulting & lifestyle coaching, weight management, menu & nutrients advice and more

Yoga

Group and private Yoga classes,

Yoga Online, Yoga Events

Plant

Kitchen

Raw Vegan Kitchen workshops,

Healthy Vegan Cakes for order