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"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. If everyone had yoga in their lives, it would make the world a better place”

Elena Yan - Yoga teacher - 500HR RYT

Elena have been studying traditional forms of posture, movement, breathing and energy work since early age. She began her Yoga journey in 1996 from learning and practicing Taoist Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Bagua Zhang and Meditation.

In 2012 Elena began attending Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga classes, retreats and workshops in Australia and Thailand and in 2016 was graduated from 200HR Yoga Teacher Training in Vikasa Yoga Retreat (Koh Samui, Thailand).

In 2018 Elena attended her second Yoga Techer Training (300HR) facilitated by Andrey Lapa, one of the most qualified and influential masters and professional teachers of yoga, famous by his profound knowledge, books "Dynamic practices in classical yoga" and "Yoga: Tradition of Unification", highly advanced level of yoga practice and own yoga system called Universal Yoga.

Elena was also a student of Simon Borg Oliver (Australia) – a research scientist, physiotherapist and a Yoga teacher. She attended his classes and completed his course "Yoga Physiology and Anatomy".

Elena’s teaching experience began in 2001 as a dance teacher. Dancing was her passion for many years​. She conducted group and private classes, as well as workshops. She began teaching yoga in 2016 in Sydney and gained a broad experience in teaching group and private classes, workshops, retreats, as well as private classes online for students of any levels and ages.

Apart of Yoga Elena has been passionate about Medical Science, Health and Nutrition. She studied Bachelors in Medical Science and Nutrition as well as Bachelors in Complementary Medicine. Neuroscience and psychology have also been areas of Elena's interest. In Yoga teaching she incorporates her knowledge in physiology, anatomy and functions of human body systems to make classes safe, individualized and effective. Elena is currently working in a Neuropsychiatric Hospital facilitating recreational therapy groups, including yoga classes for patients with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders and other disabilities.

ELENA'S TEACHING STYLE:

​Based on multiple yogic disciplines. She incorporates traditional aspects of yoga, health science and human physiology. Her classes focus on physical alignment, internal aspects (mind, energy, breath), allowing students to practice safely and effectively.

​Elena works with students of all levels and ages, customizing her classes according to students’ individual needs, goals and contraindications.

Safety is a priority!

CERTIFICATIONS:·        

 

ELENA'S TEACHERS:

  • Andrei Lapa (Yoga master, creator of Universal Yoga, author of books on 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)

  • Craig Procter (Ashtanga Yoga)

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

Elena’s hobbies include: hiking, traveling, health science and Plant Based kitchen, especially Raw Vegan Deserts, which she turned into a casual occupation.

 

Elena  traveled a lot experiencing different cultures and ways of living. Apart of living in Russia and Australia, she spent nearly 1 year in Thailand, where she met Byron the dog and made him her family member. Currently Elena lives in Arizona (USA).

Elena is:

EDUCATION IN HEALTH & NUTRITION:        

 

  • Medical Science and Nutrition within Bachelors in Health Science (Sydney, Australia)

  • Bachelors in Complementary 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)