Elena grew up in the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. She was a national gymnast up to the age of 17, when she moved to the UK to study biology. She lived there for 9 years and then relocated to California to continue her studies. In a San Francisco studio, she became acquainted with yoga, which she gradually fell in love with and has practiced regularly since 2013. Elena completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2020 and is since then dedicated to helping others discover and deepen their yoga practice. Beyond the studio, Elena is a PhD researcher and lecturer in stem cell biology and cancer therapeutics. With a blended background in athletics, academia, and mindfulness, Elena now lives in Ireland and aims to inspire others on their paths to physical and intellectual vitality.