Elena Brower’s Biggest Fear: Being Late For School Pick-Up

Elena Brower is a trailblazer and an OG Wanderlust teacher and presenter. In this piece, from 2014, Elena shares some personal tidbits.

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.

Elena will be teaching at Wanderlust Stratton in June, where she will also be serving as a guest scholar for the Wanderlust Teacher Training program.

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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.