Elena is a modern day medicine woman who facilitates healing and insight for women, children, and animals. She is trained in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, classical Indian yoga, meditation, and mantra, North and South American shamanism, western psychology, the Abrahamic wisdom traditions, Reiki, Holonomic Healing, and pre-Egyptian mystery schools.
Your Unique Healing Journey
You are an immeasurably beautiful and unique manifestation of Divine Love. You have a place and you have a purpose.
My work, through energy healing, divination, and therapeutic ritual, is to enable the unraveling of all that stands in contradiction to the love, power, and wisdom that you are.
At various moments during this lifetime, Elena has been an NCAA athlete, a high school teacher, a university faculty member, speechwriter, yoga instructor, and world traveler. She’s spent a lot of time meditating in ashrams and being humbled by the plant kingdom. At one point, she found herself in a doctoral program studying Clinical Psychology before being brought back to her senses by the eternal dance of life. The Dalai Lama shook her hand, as did the Bedouins in Jordan and Syria. Once, she was even married by an Andean shaman, and to this day, still is.
What is Uma Sarasvati?
Elena was initiated into the Sarasvati lineage of yoga in 2008 with the name Uma. Like her given name, Elena, Uma means “light” and is the aspect of the Goddess recognized as the incarnation of divine wisdom and knowledge. In Indian mythology, Uma is the devoted ecstatic consort of Shiva, feminine apparition of The Creator Brahma, and the first yogi, masterful in all austerities and contemplations. Uma has been an integral role model along Elena’s path and continues to breathe life into her work. She is the muse behind Heart-Based Healing while Saraswati is a golden thread of lineage that serves as connection to the masters.
Elena has been a shamanic disciple and practitioner of Peruvian traditions since 2011 and a Vipassana meditator since 2007. She has taken the Avalokiteshvara Permission Initiation Vows with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and earned her Master’s Degree in Religious Studies at Florida International University where she was named Student of the Year. Elena completed the Sivananda Yoga 200 and 500-hour teacher certifications and is attuned to the three degrees of Usui Reiki and the first degree of Holonomic Healing. She is a certified Women’s Spiritual Leadership Coach and initiated Priestess of the Order of Melchizedek.
As faculty at a private high school, Elena taught the theories and practices of spiritual embodiment throughout religious traditions, Buddhism, and Islam, and as adjunct faculty at Florida International University, she taught courses like "The Art of Yoga and Meditation: Philosophy and Practicum" and “Religion: Analysis and Interpretation.”
In 2014, Elena instructed the Subtle Anatomy and Meditation courses for the Green Monkey 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training Course, and in 2015, served as Co-Director and lead teacher of Dharma Yoga's 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training Course.
Elena leads workshops on Conscious Dance, Feminine Empowerment, Sanskrit, Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra, has collaborated with Silicon Valley innovation circles, and is practiced in the intuitive arts, therapies for trauma, psycho-somatic healing, and conscious relationships.
Truly, it has been my experience that dramatic positive change
does not require decades.
When we're ready, it can happen in as little as a moment.
The secret is in saying yes to ourselves.
With Love, Elena