Elina is a certified Holistic Counsellor and Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga Teacher and ambassador for Yoga Gives Back. Before yoga found her, she had a 15 year corporate marketing career where she lived and worked in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Yoga & mindfulness has had a tremendous positive impact on her life-- body, mind and spirit – and Elina wants to share this with the world, one mindful step at a time. And so, coaching and teaching mindfulness, meditation and yoga came naturally to her.
Through yoga & mindfulness, Elina learnt to breathe and move through the pain and discomfort, living life in the present moment, gained opportunities to meet lots of wonderful like-minded people, and gave her the confidence to explore a side of her that she did not deeply connected with until her early thirties.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self to the self” -- The Bhagavad Gita
"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have." -- Ekhart Tolle
Continuously learning how to simply be, the good, the bad and the ugly, sans the “Ego”. Mindful living is a lifestyle that she has adopted and chosen to live by.
Elina first moved to Puerto Rico in 2015 to teach yoga on the beach, and since arrived and taught yoga full time in Wellington, New Zealand in August 2016 before moving to the beautiful Queenstown on the South Island. Now based in New Zealand and Singapore, Elina hopes to bring the joys and benefits of holistic wellness through sharing the practice of mindfulness, meditation and yoga within the local & international community.
"I recently attended a workshop of Elina's and it was just wonderful! She's a very special yoga teacher - her lovely manner and deep knowledge of yoga is a great combo." Nicola, Wellington