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Thank you for your easygoing, friendly spirit. I enjoyed your yoga classes so much! Your ability to shift with the energy of the group and go with the flow is very valuable. Seriously an asset to the whole experience so THANK YOU for teaching at Days Off With Us Retreats!Nov 18, 2016
Elena is an excellent teacher and a wonderful person to learn from! She was so warm and welcoming, and was caring enough to check in with my personal injuries before beginning a class. Since the first class, I have returned weekly and feel so appreciated by Elena each time that I attend. A+ !Sep 10, 2015
I selected Elena for some private yoga sessions as I had a friend who had taken classes from her and highly recommended her. I've been studying yoga for many years off and on, and am a retired dancer so I am both knowledgeable and quite picky about instructors. Elena was wonderful. I recently had surgery and had some restrictions so I decided to pursue some private sessions. Elena is very highly trained in modifying flows and postures to accommodate physical limitations. As well as assisting in the strengthening and rehabilitating of the injured or weaker muscles/joints. The sessions left me feeling more relaxed, yet stronger and with clear skills to work on independently. She seemed also very intuitive and responsive to how I was feeling each session and would adapt her energy and routine accordingly. The privates were absolutely worth the dollars and time. You will find Elena very warm, responsive, and reliable. Her instructions are very clear and have a soothing tone and energy. She's so kind and positive. Shows maturity, confidence and definitely motivated me and deepened my love and understanding of yoga. I will continue to schedule private lessons with Elena periodically. No group class can adapt to your needs, and give you such personal attention that helps you maximize the benefit and alignment of every pose. Contact Elena!Sep 10, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My base rate is $75. Based on distance traveled, number of participants, and weather or not space is provided, my rate my increase in small increments.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Upon initial meeting we will discuss your intentions behind the lesson. What is it that you are looking to explore and eventually gain? Are you working with any physical limitations? How do you use your body in every day life (work, athletics, hobbies)? Have you practiced yoga before, what style? Etc... After addressing these types of questions I will deliver a relatively simple lesson (depending level of experience) to get a feel for your practice. Follow up lessons will target areas we have discussed or I may have noticed upon observation. All classes will be customized to meet your needs!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?2013: Yoga Alliance 200hr Teaching Certification, Tribe Yoga, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2014: Continued Edu. Workshop w/ Anna Forrest, 20hr Yoga Alliance CEU, Yoga Tree SF, CA 2015: Continued Edu. Workshop w/ Mark Stephens, Santa Cruz Yoga, Santa Cruz, CA • Yoga Sequencing 20hr Yoga Alliance CEU • Pranayama and Meditation 10hr Yoga Alliance CEU 2015: Yoga Alliance 300hr Advanced Teacher Training, Mark Stephens, Santa Cruz Yoga, CA 2015: Functional Anatomy Workshop, 12hr Yoga Alliance CEU, Innerstellar Yoga, Berkeley, CA 2016: Yoga & Cancer Workshop, 30hr Yoga Alliance CEU, Breathe Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA