International Yoga Teacher and dancer Veda Ela is passionate about sharing her path of yogic life style. She has over 25 years of experience in supporting people to get in touch with their body, mind, and soul to find more clarity and joy in their lives.
Veda trained in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and various forms of Hatha Yoga. She also holds a degree in Philosophy and Literature.
Decades ago while living in India, Ela fell in love with yoga under the guidance of yoga Master Indra Devi (from the Krishnamacharya tradition). Veda Ela studied yoga in the Indian tradition and in Europe with renowned American teachers like Judith Lasater, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Rodney Yee and Sarah Powers amongst others.
Using the tools of yoga practice, meditation, creative movement, dance, healthy life style, self enquiry and tools from therapy, she guides people to get in touch with themselves, finding out about their dreams and mission in life to get them aligned and make them come true!
Veda Ela’s teaching have been continuously evolving, finally leading into the creation of her own style that merges the Eastern and Western traditions.
She works according to the level of the students mainly with a gentle but powerful flow of asanas, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Breath Awareness, Meditation and Self-enquiry, creating space to rest within moments of stillness and opening the door to Silence.
Veda Ela loves music and considers it essential in her daily life. “Music can change your mood, heal and help transform your life” she says. As a Dj she used to be, music is an inspiring element in her yoga work. Ela brings passion, sincerity and presence into her classes, workshops and Yoga Teacher Trainings, imparting a sense of enthusiasm, curiosity and acceptance towards the yoga practice.
Veda Ela lives and teaches in PachaMama (www.Pachamama.com). She is one of the pioneers of this Eco-village with an alternative lifestyle located in the pristine forest of Costa Rica. PachaMama is based in awareness, meditation and the respect for Mother Earth and the environment. Ela also travels to Argentina and Europe every year as part of her yoga tour. She shares classes, workshops, retreats and mainly her Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training
Veda Ela has been interviewed by "Yoga Magazine”, dutch magazine: “Wellness” and “Yoga International”
Veda Ela is a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher.