Speaker, Author, Painter.
Mother, humanitarian, artist, teacher, bestselling author and host of the Practice You Podcast, Elena has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992, she designed textiles and apparel for almost a decade before focusing on yoga, meditation, art and writing. Her first book, Art of Attention, has been translated into seven languages, and her second, Practice You Journal, is a bestseller. Her third book, Being You Journal, was released in early 2021. Both Practice You and Being You are being utilized as teaching tools in a variety of settings from universities to teacher trainings.
Elena's yoga and meditation classes are featured on Glo.com. Her virtual Mentorship portal is beloved for bringing analog creativity to online coursework, and Perceptive Parenting audio course is a source for positive parenting tips for kids of all ages. Elena's spoken word poetry can be heard on Above & Beyond’s Flow State albums. She works to elevate bright futures for girls and women through her support for Girls on Fire Leaders and On The Inside.
In 2023, Elena will release a collection of poetry entitled Softening Time.