Published on April 1, 2014. This piece is part of a “From the Archives” series on The Wanderlust Journal in celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary in 2019.
We sat down with the beautiful and loving Elena Brower to learn a few fun facts about her life. Elena is a mother, an author and a teacher. Her first book, Art of Attention, is in its second US printing and its second translation. Influenced by alignment-based Hatha, Kundalini and Yin yoga, Elena offers yoga as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. She is always honoured to collaborate with fellow teachers and thought-leaders, and her classes are a masterful, candid blend of alignment and attention cues that speak to body, mind, and heart. As an Executive Producer of On Meditation, she’s helping curate a film that takes us into the lives of meditators to introduce and inspire practice.
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WL: What do you want to be when you grow up?
EB: An acupuncturist.
WL: What did your child self want to be when you grew up?
EB: A veterinarian!
WL: What is your personal theme song?
WL: What is your biggest fear?
EB: That I’ll be late for school pickup.
WL: What is your favorite yoga pose?
EB: Lotus pose. The ultimate container for meditation.
WL: What has been your most embarrassing moment as a teacher?
EB: Not being able to hold a handstand in front of Rodney Yee when I was being interviewed for a Yoga Journal gig.
WL: What do you love about what you do?
EB: I get to help folks feel extraordinary. Confident. Free.
WL: What challenges you about what you do?
EB: There aren’t enough hours in the day. I love my job.