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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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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

Look Mom, No Hands
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Level 2
30 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Dec 10 2013

Look Mom, No Hands - A great standing and seated practice for you if you're taking it easy on your hands, arms and/or shoulders. Enjoy a steady, opening pr...more

Pre Natal Power Practice
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Level 2
60 min
Pre/Post Natal
Elena Brower | Nov 26 2013

Pre Natal Power Practice - A sequence with long holds, a bit of vinyasa flow; great for you if you've had lots of yoga prior to pregnancy and would like a...more

Recirculate Your Energy
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level 1-2
15 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Nov 12 2013

Recirculate Your Energy - Take 15 minutes to lengthen your spine, create more height and space in your upper body and recirculate your energy. More about...more

Aligning Your Axis
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Level 2
90 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Oct 29 2013

Aligning Your Axis - Redefine your core as the core axis of your body: your spine. Lengthening that axis in a specific and creative way, you'll learn how t...more

Rebalancing & Grounding Stretch
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level 1-2
30 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Oct 15 2013

Rebalancing & Grounding Stretch - Complete grounding stretch if you've worked out, arrived from road or air travel, or just need a little rebalancing. S...more

Yoga Nidra for a Sweet Release
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Level 1
10 min
Meditation
Elena Brower | Oct 01 2013

Yoga Nidra for a Sweet Release - Yoga Nidra is becoming a beloved aspect of my yoga practice at home, and here I'll take you through a ten-minute sweet r...more

Open Your Mind, Body & Heart to Deeper Listening
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Level 2
90 min
Vinyasa Flow
Elena Brower | Sep 17 2013

Open Your Mind, Body & Heart to Deeper Listening - Rara Avis accompanies Elena for a delicious, enriching practice. Focus on subtle core activation, ...more

Tour Your Chakras
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level 1-2
30 min
Hatha
Elena Brower | Sep 03 2013

Tour Your Chakras - Take a quick, comprehensive tour of your chakras. With just a few minutes at each latitude, learn the shorthand for the function of eac...more

Catching Fire
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level 2-3
90 min
Hatha
Multi-Teacher | Aug 29 2013

Catching Fire - Ignite the fire of transformation in this powerful practice of asana, wisdom teachings and chanting. Recalibrate and revitalize with Elena a...more