Born in Virginia and adopted by New York, Elaine spent much of her life avoiding yoga. Movement teachers, theater directors, dancers, healers, coworkers and friends all repeatedly suggested she give yoga a shot while she dug in her heels and resisted. It wasn’t until 2006 after a major life shift that Elaine finally took a vinyasa class at a small Brooklyn studio. It wasn’t long before she was practicing every day and in 2008 Elaine received her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification from Laughing Lotus yoga Center.
Elaine’s practice draws from her creative background in theater and dance, with a focus on breath centered awareness. Powerful sequencing, precise alignment, and classical yoga philosophy are consistently present in her teaching. A strong personal practice as well as close attention to her students keeps her instruction both relevant and purposeful. With patience and humor, it is Elaine’s intention to strengthen the body, inspire the mind, and enable a sense of clarity.