elena brower

mama, founder and co-owner of Virayoga

Elena has been teaching yoga since 1998. After graduating from Cornell University with a design degree, she was a textile and apparel designer for 6 years, and has studied with several master yoga teachers for over a decade. Elena offers the practice of yoga globally as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for body, mind and heart.

 

erica jago

Teacher, Designer and Artist

From an early age Erica has been innately interested in exploring spiritual domains in life — through dance, art, music and athleticism. She earned an industrial design degree from the Ohio State University and has been a graphic designer in San Francisco since 2001. Studying & practicing yoga for over 10 years has been an ever-evolving way to express her truth, creativity and emotions. In her teachings, design is vital for transforming instructional concepts into artful & meaningful class experiences. Designing Art of Attention has been a profound life changing journey.

To make art of our attention is to be elegant and true to ourselves. So we can be that way for other people. We still don’t know how to listen or respond appropriately sometimes. We forget to be grateful. We forget to be soft. This compilation of practices is inspired by several traditions of Hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, Fourth Way teachings and the Handel Method. Each sequence points us toward the inner work of listening, respecting, trusting and healing.

Practice is distilled into three elemental aspects. SANKALPA explains the intention for the practice. The THREE WAVE SEQUENCE introduces a specific opening into your body through the progression of postures, and the AWAKENING pages conclude and close your practice. Pages at the end of each chapter invite your practice notes, intentions and sequences.

Whether you’re a student or a teacher of yoga, you’re invited to slow down, reflect and design your experience. May these practices remind you that loving yourself is the only prayer, the only practice.

what follows is the story of our collaboration

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ELENA BROWER

Writings & Schedule // elenabrower.com
NYC Studio // virayoga.com

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ERICA JAGO

Website // jagoyoga.com

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