Alena has spent the last decade of her life dedicated to methods of transformation, healing and empowerment. As a passionate practitioner of yoga and an intuitive healer, Alena brings the wealth of all her experiences and knowledge to her teachings. Alena discovered Patanjali’s eight-limbed Ashtanga system of yoga nine years ago and has since travelled extensively to teach and study with many renowned teachers around the world. Alena’s teaching style is personal, dynamic and fluid with attention to detail, awareness of alignment and accurate adjustments. Her teaching is reflective of both the power and grace of the Ashtanga yoga system. Alena offers the space and guidance for developing and deepening your personal yoga practice, exploring possibility, and discovering yourself. Alena is an initiated medicine woman and supplements her yoga teaching with the skills and knowledge of traditional medicine and self transformation acquired during her experiences learning from Indian masters, Peruvian shamans, and other ancestral healers around the world. She works with people on the physical, mental and energetic levels to help them safely transcend preconceived limitations, to unfold and discover their own capability and potential, and to guide them to transform their lives.
“For what now seems like my whole life I have been fascinated by health, spirituality, the esoteric, and traditional medicine. From learning Egyptian hieroglyphics, to collecting and mixing my own plants into ‘medicine’, to wandering through the forests and conversing with streams and fairies, my childhood served to show me clearly the path which I was born to walk.
My path became starkly clear to me when at twenty years old I stumbled upon the Ashtanga yoga system. Using yoga as my foundation, I have continued to build and explore various systems of healing, transformation and empowerment. This journey has led me to the yogis of the Himalayas, the shamans of the Peruvian Andes, and many experiences in between that have taught me and blessed me on the path of medicine and spiritual work.
I have had over ten years of experience with the classical Ashtanga yoga system, ancestral medicine traditions, modalities of mystical inquiry, depth psychology, nature and wilderness immersion, integrative and functional medicine, holistic nutrition, and methods of self discovery, transformation, healing and empowerment. I am also an avid traveller, explorer, author, gardener, and a guardian and student of Nature. My vision for this life is to inspire myself and others to remember who we truly are, to whole heartedly embrace our experience of being human, to openly receive and share the gifts of our destinies, to transcend and transmute the obstacles along the way, and to live in a state of harmony with one another and the earth.
I can be found studying various modalities of medicine, practicing yoga, and whole heartedly creating retreat and workshop experiences around the world inspired by the many beautiful souls I have encountered along the way. "
Alena continues to practice and teach the Ashtanga yoga Primary and Intermediate Series, Pranayama and Meditation. She maintains a regular study of yoga philosophy, nutrition, energetics, anatomy and physiology, and history.
Alena continues with great gratitude to study, apprentice and teach under the guidance of her yoga teachers Hamish Hendry in London and Yogi Sunil Sharma in Rishikesh, India. In addition to study with teachers, Alena is also self taught, with much of her understanding and knowledge coming directly from experience, the practice, as well as the study of primary and secondary texts. Alena has over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training certifications.
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“I feel so utterly blessed to attend Alena’s Astanga classes and receive her wisdom and knowledge always shared with such clarity and grace. Her classes are deep, focused and healing, authentic yet thoroughly refreshing. Her strong prescence, beauty and guidance on and off the mat have been invaluable source of inspiration and elevation for me on my Astanga journey. So much gratitude and and love for a wonderful teacher and woman. Thank You x.”
Nicola ❀ London
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