WHO

My name is Elena and I have created Practice Yoga.

I am passionate about Yoga and the purpose of 'Practice Yoga' is to bring the ancient and traditional techniques of Yoga into everyday life, and encourage, motivate and guide more people to practice yoga daily. I do this through yoga classes, individual programs and workshops, all in a public, private and corporate settings. 

I also design bespoke, structured programs to cater for specific needs of the individual or group; let it be stress management, improving quality of sleep, enhancing sports performance, ageing well, etc.

I deliver a personalised service where I focus on helping people to get the best of their personal practice. 

Whether in a one-to-one, public, or dedicated workshop setting, I aim to provide a space where everyone finds a moment of peace, a space where you can SLOW DOWN & connect with your body and your breath. Allowing you to discover what YOGA is to you, at this moment in time of your life journey. 

I have been practicing yoga for over 18 years. I am a qualified Yoga teacher trained in the Satyananda Yoga tradition after completing a 2-year semi-residential Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (YTTC) at the Galway Yoga Centre. This over 500hrs YTTC is recognized by Satyananda Yoga Worldwide,  the Yoga Federation of Ireland (YFI) and the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY).

I attend in-service courses every year, allowing me to continue to deepen my knowledge of Yoga and keep up to date with the latest developments in teaching methodology. 

I am grateful to my teachers, whose dedication continues to inspire me. 


WHAT

I teach yoga & meditation.

Satyananda Yoga® was developed by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1923-2009) a yoga teacher whose own teacher was a yogi as well as a medical doctor (Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati 1887 -1963). 

Satyananda Yoga follows the ancient and traditional teachings of yoga while integrating the learning from modern medical-physiotherapy, meeting the needs of our modern society.

Satyananda Yoga takes a holistic approach to yoga and it deals with one’s whole being; the body, the mind and the emotions.

The main emphasis of Satyananda Yoga is on inner awareness and teaches us that Yoga is all about AWARENESS.

Satyananda Yoga encourages the students to be present and learn about themselves through Yoga and to discover how yoga can bring about change on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.


Satyananda Yoga is suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities and involves the practice of:

• Asana (postures)

• Pranayama (breathing techniques)

• Shatkarmas (cleansing/purification techniques)

• Meditation (Yoga Nidra is one of the most widely recognized practices from this school of yoga)


WHY 

Benefits of Practicing Yoga

  • Reduces Stress
  • Relieves Anxiety
  • Improves Breathing
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Improves General Well Being & Health (physical, mental & emotional)
  • Improves Quality of Life
  • Reduces Chronic Pain
  • Improves Flexibility & Balance
  • Promotes Healthy Eating Habits
  • Increases Strength

Multiple studies have confirmed the many mental and physical benefits of yoga.


Regular Yoga Practice

Incorporating Yoga into your routine can help enhance your health, increase strength and flexibility and reduce symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety… Improving your overall quality of life.

Making the time to practice yoga just a few times per week may be enough to make a noticeable difference when it comes to your health.

Satyananada Yoga is not just a physical practice but a way to explore your body, your mind and your emotions… a way to get to know yourself at all levels, without prescriptions, without preconceptions and without judgement.

 

My aim is simple. I want more people to practice yoga. 

Practice is everything!

I hold to the traditional philosophy that yoga is for EVERY BODY. No matter shape, size, age, gender, religion, physical or mental ability … If you can breathe, you can practice yoga!

You don't need to be flexible, or thin, you don’t need to wear special clothes, you don’t even need a mat! You need YOURSELF as you are!

You just need to make the decision to come and practice.  I invite you to honor what you might consider you limitations, to let go of expectations and simply come and practice yoga.

My wish is for every body that comes to the practice to find a moment of peace, a space where you can slow down and connect with your body and your breath. To breathe and move with awareness, allowing the practice to unfold the various layers of your own self in your own time. 

I wish to encourage everyone to practice yoga. To do so in community, alone, at home, at work,…  anywhere and everywhere and to do it regularly so that it becomes part of your life.  

I invite YOU to come Practice Yoga with me.



WHERE  &  WHEN

I run public yoga courses, usually in blocks of 10 weeks long. 

I teach yoga to corporate groups and provide private sessions one to one or short group classes. 

I design workshops which focus on specific themes that can be tailor made to meet your specific requirements. 

I also design bespoke, structured programs for specific purposes, ranging from stress management to improving quality of sleep, enhancing sports performance to ageing well, to name a few.  

I look forward to welcoming you to the practice.