As the intro to a monthly feature we like to call our SM8 Spotlight, we are kicking off this wellness and fit post with a feature on one of our most favorite people - yoga master, writer, teacher, intuitive and all around amazing human being, Elena Brower.
"Mama, teacher, speaker, and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1999. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a design degree, she worked as a textile and apparel designer for 6 years, and has been studying with master yoga teachers since 1997. Influenced by several traditions, Elena offers yoga and meditation as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for your body, mind and heart.
From the Museum of Modern Art to the Great Lawn at Central Park, from the Old Port of Montreal to the Eiffel Tower, Elena is honored to offer larger-scale experiences of yoga and meditation, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions; one family, one household at a time. Elena’s online meditation coursework, intended for beginners and meditators seeking consistent practice, is gaining global recognition for its creativity and accessibility. She’s now offering The Path, a weekly full-spectrum meditation class in NYC, bringing meditation to a broader audience of professionals and creatives."
Some of our Smooth 8 staff have had the pleasure of either studying with Elena in NYC or at one of her highly anticipated workshops with Yoga Journal, at a Wanderlust festival or online via YogaGlo. Wherever you can catch an hour to experience this enlightened woman, you won't be let down - the classes are amazing, but Elena's candid, soulful way of sharing her life, her insights and incorporating them into her teaching style is all the more reason to partake.
Oh, and if you're just starting your journey with meditation or if you're a long time devotee, you'll appreciate her Audio Meditation Course - takes the mystery out and leaves in all of the benefits of calming your mind... such a worthwhile element to bring into your life we think. Find out more about Elena's meditation courses here >
Whether it's teaching yoga to throngs of Parisians to a small, intimate group of students, Elena Brower epitomizes what it is to be leader and a beacon of authenticity in a world filled with self promotion. We hope you get a chance to discover for yourself why this yogi is one of our SM8 favorites.
Next up > creator and movement founder dynamo, Brogan Graham of the November Project.
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