Elena Mamatas

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Elena’s teaching style tends toward a slow flow with attention to breath, whole-body integration, and mindfulness-based inquires into the present moment. In her classes you will be guided to attune to the subtle nuances of your experience and to explore the depth and breadth of your awareness. She believes that the full expression of any pose is different from person-to-person, day-to-day. You'll be encouraged to get curious and honor your body and experience as it unfolds in the present moment.

Her yoga journey began in 2008 as a student of mindfulness meditation, and shortly thereafter she landed on her mat. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at Yoga Center Amherst, where she studied Embodyoga® with Corinne Andrews and Patty Townsend. She has also completed 30 hours of training in restorative yoga therapeutics with Jillian Pransky. She is a Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Facilitator, and is grateful for the opportunity to offer this adjunctive-treatment to individuals and groups who have experienced trauma. In 2017 Elena opened Great Falls Yoga with the aspiration to improve the accessibility of yoga to people in her community.