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Elena Brower

Mama, founder and co-owner of VIRAYOGA, and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena has taught yoga for 16+ years. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a design degree, she worked as a textile and apparel designer for 6 years, and has studied with master yoga teachers for over 10 years. Through her teaching, influenced by several traditions including alignment-based Hatha and Kundalini yoga, Elena offers yoga 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 playa at Burning Man to the Eiffel Tower, Elena is honoured to offer larger-scale experiences of yoga, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions; one family, one household at a time. She has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Element Yoga for Beginners DVDs, ABC News and NBC News.

As the Executive Producer of On Meditation, she is curating a project about the relevance of meditation and its benefits. Elena has contributed to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Positively Positive, The Chalkboard Mag, TheDailyLove, and Elephant Journal, and is a Beauty Ecologist with Pangea Organics, part of the movement to bring organic, all-natural beauty care products to millions of households worldwide.


www.elenabrower.com

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Amplify Your Vision, Quiet Your Mind
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Level 2
20 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Aug 19 2014

Amplify Your Vision, Quiet Your Mind - Find and lengthen your core axis - your spine. Spend a short practice locating spinal length through a series of...more

Stand Tall
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Level 1
10 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Aug 05 2014

Stand Tall - A class to remind your body how to stand tall, feel your feet, optimize the height of your spine and open your mind. Props Needed: Two blocks an...more

Retreat Into Yourself
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Level 2
60 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Jul 22 2014

Retreat Into Yourself - Your own personal yoga retreat, this class will give you joy, confirmation and a feeling of spaciousness. Practice a sweet standin...more

Endurance with Elegance
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level 2-3
45 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Jul 08 2014

Endurance with Elegance - Open your shoulders and ramp up your arm strength so you can be of greater service in the world. With flexible strength, you mas...more

Fresh Start
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Level 2
60 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Jun 24 2014

Fresh Start - For those days when you need to clear it out, make some space and start fresh. This sequence uses twists and folds to elevate your organs, len...more

Discover Your Hamstrings & Psoas
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Level 1
45 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Jun 10 2014

Discover Your Hamstrings & Psoas - Discover your hamstrings and psoas in this well paced class designed to open your legs, lift your spirits and vision,...more

The Power of Properly Opened Quads
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level 1-2
10 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | May 27 2014

The Power of Properly Opened Quads - When properly aligned, an opening in your thighs can move mountains, flush your organs and soften your thinking. Le...more

Mine Your Internal Wisdom & Strength
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Level 2
60 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | May 13 2014

Mine Your Internal Wisdom & Strength - Reach inside and mine your internal source of wisdom and strength. Practice opening your collarbones and lengthe...more

Present & Steady during Your Cycle
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Level 2
45 min
Vinyasa Flow
Elena Brower | Apr 29 2014

Present & Steady during Your Cycle - Move into stillness with this delicious flow class for your cycle. Release tension, open up your hips and feel whol...more

Hip & Hamstring Reset
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level 1-2
15 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Apr 15 2014

Hip & Hamstring Reset - Take this class to open your hips and hamstrings; this sequence will serve to revitalize your day and bring you into restful sleep...more

Shift Your Energy, Amplify the Positive
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Level 2
90 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Apr 01 2014

Shift Your Energy, Amplify the Positive - Open your hips, lift your energy and expand your vision. Whenever you doubt yourself or others, use this prac...more

Learn to Love Your Shoulders
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level 1-2
45 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Mar 18 2014

Learn to Love Your Shoulders - Learn to love your shoulders, extend your range of motions and open space for your breathing in this sweet Hatha sequence ...more

Demystifying Side Plank
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Level 2
10 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Mar 04 2014

Demystifying Side Plank - This brief breakdown of Vashistasana will help demystify proper shoulder and neck alignment for side plank, or vashistasana. Fee...more

Automatic Reaction vs. Conscious Response
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Level 2
60 min
Vinyasa Flow
Elena Brower | Feb 18 2014

Automatic Reaction vs. Conscious Response - There are always two possible reactions: an automatic reaction or a conscious response. With this sequence...more

Dissolve Grief & Sadness
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level 1-2
45 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Feb 04 2014

Dissolve Grief & Sadness - If you're managing grief or sadness of any kind, take this time to help dissolve it through your practice. Amplify the light in...more

Quick Move & Groove
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level 1-2
15 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Jan 21 2014

Quick Move & Groove - A simple, perfect little practice if you’re short on time - great for any time of day to get you moving and grooving. Vinyasas, bre...more

Your Highest Intention for the New Year
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Level 2
60 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Jan 07 2014

Your Highest Intention for the New Year - Cultivate your connection to the Earth by consciously resting your feet on the ground to open yourself to you...more

Inner Light for Darker Days
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Level 2
45 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Dec 24 2013

Inner Light for Darker Days - Welcome to wintertime - a chance to generate and receive more light through your practice. Instead of letting the dark domi...more