Elias combines his love for nature with his love for yoga and his students find there is an obvious connection in his instruction style. He infuses his classes with careful attention to alignment and he views yoga as a journey to live well, and love fully. He believes in the power of Yoga to deeply transform our lives and is inspired by the poetry of the body, the yogis around him and the organic forms of nature. Elias is honored to be part of the new non-profit Anusara school of hatha yoga. Which infuses him with a passion for aligning the body with the Divine through breath and heart. Elias relishes sharing this beautiful journey called Yoga with his students. He loves to create a fun, safe and sacred place where you are empowered to achieve your full potential and connect to Grace.
Each class begins with an invocation or centering as a devotional recognition of the grace-bestowing universal power of Spirit within and around us. A key element in an Anusara class is a heart theme, a virtue. The theme is skillfully woven through the breath and postural instructions of the asana (poses) effectively creating the attitudinal expression of the poses from the ‘inside out’. The heart quality cultivates the connection between the physical yoga poses and the greater spiritual purposes of yogic practices.
A unique set of concise bio-mechanical alignment principles called the “Universal Principles of Alignment™”, is applied to each asana.