An author, fitness model, and cover girl, Eleonora began her career as a varsity synchronized swimmer. Her love for movement and fluidity easily transferred from the water to the dance floor when she moved to NYC and enrolled at Peridance International School of Dance. There, she studied ballet, modern dance, and flexibility, but not until she tried a hot yoga class one day that her life was transformed.

As a survivor of domestic violence, Eleonora's distinct teaching style and practice are heavily influenced by her experiences.  Like the cycles of the moon, she focuses on the lyrical flow of dark and light, life and death, strength and surrender.  Convinced that yoga is much more than just asana, Eleonora encourages her students to accept their vulnerabilities. She feels that without weakness there can be no strength and without acceptance there can be no healing. Her classes are challenging yet accessible, and provide her students with the knowledge and courage necessary to carry their practice out of the yoga studio and into their daily lives.  

In addition to her work as a teacher, Eleonora created a project very near and dear to her heart: Ode to the Moon Project. A non profit foundation that uses yoga, art and music together to bring awareness on the topic of domestic violence. (www.odetothemoon.com).

 

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Photos by Claire Sheprow, Findorion Photography