ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Elena comes from a provincial town in Rostov Region in Russia. It is not a village, although many people think it is, because it's a relatively small town. She has extensive fitness and musical background. As a kid she attended gymnastics for a few years. She started playing the piano at the age of 6 and still does it as a hobby. If you are attending her live workouts you know that she writes her own fitness music for all of the classes.
As she turned 15 years old, she practiced RnB and Urban Funk until she graduated from the High School in Russia. Then, as she turned 17 years old, she moved to study Psychology, Communications and Mass Media in Prague, the Czech Republic. During her stay in Prague she seriously practiced STEP, ZUMBA, PILATES, JOGGING, and SALSA.
After living in Prague for 5 years she moved to obtain her master's in Foreign Trade in Spanish in Barcelona, Spain. There, she seriously practiced BALLET for 2.5 years and she also completed a BELLY DANCE Teacher Training Program with Devorah Korek.
When she moved to the USA, she started her journey with BARRE. She immediately felt the benefits of this fitness activity. Elena was practicing it on a daily basis for over 5 years until she finally came up with the time to become a certified barre instructor herself. She has extensive teaching experience. For very long time Elena gave in-person and live classes to her friends and family members before establishing Elena's Barre Low Impact Full Body Workouts.
Elena keeps educating herself and in June 2021 she completed 500 hours of YOGA TEACHER Training and 200 Hours of MEDITATION Teacher Training. She is currently working on completing her PILATES Teacher Training to add more live classes for you. Continuous education, practice and research allow her to provide safe and the best quality workouts to people with different to no fitness backgrounds regardless of their age and body complexion. Read more about the classes' structure in the About Elena's Barre.
I love learning about human anatomy and various low impact forms of exercise. Check my certificates. I just completed Barre for Special populations course with the IBBFA. That certificate is on its way. ;-)
Barre for Special Populations STRETCH & TONE with IBBFA Level 2 Certification
A 500 hours RYS and YACEP, 500 hrs World Yoga Federation Certified Yoga Teacher
A 200 hours Certified Meditation Teacher
Certified Pilates Teacher Training with Body Soul Well
Additional Yoga Teacher Training
A certified 100 hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
A certified 100 hrs Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy Yoga Teacher
A certified 100 hrs Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
A certified 100 hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training
A certified Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Course)
A certified 30 hrs Pre-Natal Yoga TTC
A certified 200 hrs Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
Pilates Teacher Training in progress
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program - my very first Mindfulness Training ;-)