Elena is a mother, mentor, poet, artist, volunteer, bestselling author and host of the Practice You Podcast. After graduating Cornell University in 1992, she designed textiles and apparel for almost a decade before shifting her focus to yoga, meditation, art and writing; she's been teaching asana since 1999, studying and practicing Zen meditation since 2020. Her books, Art of AttentionPractice YouBeing You and Softening Time walk us through stages of practice, life and listening.

Elena's Perceptive Parenting audio course is a key resource for parents; her yoga practices and meditations are featured on Glo. She works to elevate bright futures for girls, women and children through her support for Girls on Fire Leaders, On The Inside and Free Food Kitchen. After receiving the Buddhist Precepts from Roshi Joan Halifax in 2023, she's now a candidate for Chaplaincy. Her spoken word poetry can be heard on Above & Beyond's Flow State albums.


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