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. Each breath is a fresh inquiry. Through somatic embodiment practices like yoga, we can learn to more fully occupy our bodies, right down to our very cells. In doing so, a recognition emerges that we are inextricably woven into the fabric of the cosmos.

Her yoga journey began in 2008 as a student of mindfulness meditation, and shortly thereafter she landed on her mat. She is grateful for the teachings of Embodyoga®, which she studied with Corinne Andrews and Patty Townsend during her 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Center Amherst in 2016. She has also completed 30 hours of training in restorative yoga therapeutics with Jillian Pransky. She currently studies TCTSY, an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma, which she plans to offer at Great Falls Yoga in Spring of 2019.