Elaine comes to you with years of experience, training and passion in the field of healing.
Elaine studied for many years in NYC with Sharon Gannon at Jivamukti Yoga
then rediscovered the journey and began, while eight months pregnant with her second
child, in a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher training at Swallowtail Yoga. She continues to
study with Seane Corne, David Magone, Shiva Rea, and is currently studying Core Strength
Vinyasa with Sadie Nardini. She founded City of Zen Yoga in Lynn and taught Vinyasa Flow and
Children's yoga in the North Shore. July 2017 she moved to Capital Region of NY and is creating a new
tribe and teaching schedule.
Elaine holds a certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) from the Trauma Center,
with Justice Resource Institute and currently works as Trauma Clinician for agencies in the North Shore and at Salem High School. She has over 20 years experience working as an Expressive Therapist. Elaine is certified to teach Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery through Exclusive Yoga® under Camille Kitrell. She is also a certified leader in Y12SR, Yoga for Addiction Recovery, trained by the founder, Nikki Myers. Additionally, Elaine is a certified Pretzel Kids® teacher.
Elaine is a certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is an E-500/RYT teacher with a 300 hour training from TriYoga Boston in Yoga Therapeutics. Elaine is currently taking Yoga Therapy clients. She is a Reiki Two Practitioner.
Elaine holds a Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus in Human Development and Psychology, Adolescent Risk and Prevention. She has expertise in Youth Violence and Sexual Violence Prevention, works in the Juvenile Justice System, and is a Sexuality Educator and trained Mediator. She holds a BFA from NYU in theater and feels her theater background helps her every single day.
things folks have said:
"After taking a hiatus from yoga because of an injury and life's challenges, Elaine helped me fall back in love with it. Her positive energy and clear direction always left me recharged at the end of class. Myself and others would literally follow her around at different studios to get our weekly dose. Her yoga practice helped me in many ways and I would recommend her to anyone interested in yoga at any level. “ -Michael Celona
"I have had the pleasure of practicing with Elaine for about five years now. Having discovered yoga rather late in life, I am grateful for Elaine’s supportive, no-judgment attitude. She brings energy, compassion, and great music to her classes. Her welcoming manner and sly sense of humor makes yoga less intimidating and more fun for a creaky 50-something.
Her classes begin with a thoughtful meditation/mindfulness exercise, breath work, some deep stretch and relaxation poses. Just when you are totally relaxed and comfortable, she has you up on your feet and into a pretty strong vinyasa practice - swooping through sun salutations, warrior poses, balances. It’s a great workout! I always feel so much better, stronger (and taller!) after class.
Elaine is very attentive, checking her students for proper alignment and making adjustments; if you are struggling, she offers modifications. Her classes end with a lovely savasana and best of all, a shoulder massage with lavender oil. If you are looking for an enjoyable, juicy yoga session, try Elaine’s Core Prana Flow class!” -Liz Aberg
"Ive never felt so centered and spiritually fed while at the same time laugh my ass off. Yes. You can have both with Elaine Theodore” –Alicia Brunet