All About Elika
Growing up with a love for dance, sports and music, Elika was naturally fascinated by the fluid and liberating practice of Vinyasa Yoga. After a severe back injury led her to the practice in 1999, she initially studied Iyengar and Anusara yoga and began to see her body healing and knew she wanted to inspire others to trust the innate ability of the body to regain harmony~full of vitality and bliss. Taking a class or workshop with Elika, will leave you feeling revitalized, empowered and maybe excited about moving in ways you’ve never moved, exploring your energetic body, the creative intelligence and flowing with your own relationship to Source. She loves to create a soulful and dynamic weaving of healing music and yogic wisdom inspired mostly by her Prana Vinyasa training with Shiva Rea starting in 2005.
She now infuses yoga, fitness, dance and meditation throughout her classes, encouraging students to connect with the whole body to find strength, insight and embodied ease on the mat as well as off. You can find her teaching Whole Birth® Yoga, mom+baby, yin/restorative yoga as well as Pilates classes throughout studios and corporations around the Bay Area. She is a DONA certified Birth Doula and believes we can reduce suffering by living more in tuned with the natural cycles of life. All the work she does is guided by ancient healing practices within Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Pranic Energy Healing. Elika is co-creator of the BlissTemple Yoga Flow DVD (blisstemple.com) an evolutionary vinyasa practice for all levels including pregnancy.