Born in Manhattan, raised in Cincinnati, and now residing in Hollywood, Florida, Eliana first came to yoga through a physical education requirement in college, but quickly fell in love with its ability to calm and invigorate. It felt as though she left every class feeling simultaneously relaxed and ready to conquer the world. After college she studied to become a psychologist, and spent several years studying the psycho-social impact of chronic illness upon mental health. That experience taught her the power of the mind-body connection, and cemented her belief in the importance of keeping the two in sync. Yoga is a major force towards that end.
Eliana completed her yoga studies with Allaine Stricklen, founder of Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, specializing in prop-based hatha and restorative yoga. Following this, she studied with Tari Prinster, founder of y4c ( https://y4c.com/), a style of yoga modified for optimum benefit and safety for individuals with cancer. In addition to serving private clients, she currently serves as the yoga instructor for the Department of Integrative Medicine at Memorial Healthcare System, and teaches at several local yoga studios. An experienced public speaker, she has led workshops for the Young Israel of Hollywood, Limmud Miami, Project Accelerate, Hazon, and the Society of Integrative Oncology.
Eliana especially loves leading private yoga sessions for beginners as well as therapeutic yoga for injury recovery, yoga for pain relief, and yoga for stress reduction. She is a firm proponent of the "yoga for all" movement, which aims to make yoga accessible to people of all shapes, colors, sizes, and stages of life.