Elinore has been a student of yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2004. Early on she trained in the Bihar Yogic Tradition of Northern India, as well as Vipassana Meditation, attending long, silent retreats. When she was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga by Eddie Stern in NYC, she was captivated by the meditative flow and strength of the Ashtanga form, her daily practice since 2001.
She is a Level 2 Authorized teacher from KPJAYI in Mysore, India, where she began her study with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2004. She returns to Mysore regularly to continue her study with his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy. Additionally she completed a Yoga Therapy qualification through the Yogacampus, in London, UK, in 2016, and a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with her long-time teacher, Christopher Titmuss, in 2018.
For Elinore, yoga is a support to connect with the unfolding of life more fully. She teaches traditional Ashtanga Yoga as it is taught to her in Mysore and is committed to passing on this knowledge. Her classes are greatly informed by her work as a yoga therapist and meditation teacher. She guides students to connect with the process of self-exploration on their mats, helping to create greater self-awareness and self-reliance.
Elinore introduced me to self practice, the reason I fell in love with Ashtanga. Although we no longer live in the same city, I attend her classes whenever I get the opportunity. She is a serious and disciplined teacher, but also one with warmth, tenderness and understanding. – Sean – London
I met Elinore at the beginning of my Ashtanga journey. Her deep knowledge of yoga, trust in the practice and her relaxed nature helped me tremendously to gain confidence and settle into my own practice. In the Mysore room she creates an atmosphere where everyone feels seen and well cared for. – Thorben – Göttingen
Elinore was my yoga teacher for 6 years in Berlin. She was very attentive and I loved her precise instructions and the way she would gently push me deeper into the pose. After each session I felt very balanced and grateful. I learned to trust her completely and came to love her attentive, heart-warming manner. — Claudia – Berlin
I am very grateful for the practice with Elinore and wish I would have had more time to learn from her. I have seen her teaching absolute beginners and advanced practitioners alike with the same patient manner. With her many years of experience, deep understanding of the practice and kind soul, she is is an absolute inspiration of a yoga teacher. – Hanna Kallenberg – Australia
Elinore’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for Ashtanga yoga is both astounding and inspiring. She practices and teaches with such sincere conviction that it encourages the student to share her immense enthusiasm. Her friendly, easy-going nature makes you feel comfortable from the first class, whatever your ability. You will leave her class feeling you have had expert guidance and made a great friend. — Johanna – London