Greetings and thank you for visiting my website!
I'm Elena, also known as Elle. Originally from sunny Italy, I've been residing in the UK since 2003.
Physical movement has been a significant aspect of my life since childhood. I began dancing at the age of 5, initially studying ballet and later delving into contemporary dance at The London Contemporary Dance School and The Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
I performed professionally in theaters across the UK and abroad.
However, a back injury in 2010 prompted me to shift away from the demands of stage life.
Turning to Pilates and Yoga for rehabilitation proved transformative despite the challenges I faced physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Since then, I've completed comprehensive teacher training in Pilates and remedial exercise in 2012 under
Alan Herdman, a leading figure in Pilates in the UK. Additionally, I obtained Pre & Post-Natal certification through Body Control Pilates®. I hold a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Diploma and meditation certification from Yogacampus, recognized internationally by Yoga Alliance, REPs, and Independent Yoga Network.
I'm also a qualified Relax and Renew® Level 1 Restorative Yoga teacher, registered on restorativeyogateachers.com.
In addition to teaching Pilates and Yoga, I've instructed dance for numerous years, collaborating with esteemed institutions such as The English National Ballet School, The Centre for Advanced Training (CATs) in London, Ipswich, and Nottingham, The London Studio Centre, and Danscentrum Vast in Sweden, among others.
I strongly advocate for continuous learning and personal growth. I regularly attend conferences, courses, and workshops to expand my expertise, ensuring I provide quality and professionalism to all my students.