Mission Statement

To inspire, empower & educate individuals to live extraordinary lives in harmony with nature and each other.

Bio

Eleni drank deep from the Yoga cup in 1995 while practicing law in Sydney, Australia. She soon completed the renowned Sydney Yoga Center’s teacher training course, quit the legal profession and followed her dream to teach Yoga full time.

In 2004 she ventured to Los Angeles and began intensive study with Robert Birnberg, a senior student in the Krishnamacharya Lineage. The central focus of her studies was the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali , the planet’s first spiritual psychology text and Yoga therapy manual.

She is a certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS), a Pancha Karma Specialist (PKS) and a Western Herbalist. Today, she has a thriving clinical Ayurvedic practice and creates confident home healers with her popular “Ayurvedic Skills for Living” courses. She is a beloved faculty member at the California College of Ayurveda, where she teaches and mentors students and Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy & Ayurvedic program.

Eleni’s extensive knowledge of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Positive Psychology supports her fierce passion for teaching and healing. A lifelong student, she continues to study with Mary Thompson, senior teacher at CCA, and renowned herbalist, KP Khalsa, and her Yoga teacher and husband, Robert Birnberg.

Key to Abbreviations

  • Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, CAS. The highest accreditation offered by California College of Ayurveda (CCA)
  • Member of NAMA, National Ayurvedic Accrediting Organization
  • Pancha Karma Specialist, PKS: Offers body therapies & cleansing modalities of Ayurveda
  • Western Herbalist, One who has completed membership requirements of the American Herbalist Guild
  • Certified Yoga teacher, 19 years study in the lineage of T.Krichnamacharaya.
  • Faculty California College of Ayurveda, 2008 to present
  • Faculty Loyola Marymount University YRX, 2012 to present
  • Faculty Loyola Marymount University Ayurveda Program 2016
  • Previous Degrees B.A. UNSW 1984, LLB. UTS 1990
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IN THE NEWS

VOYAGE LA MAGAZINE - March 14, 2017

My story is one of reinvention. I was born in Greece and grew up in Sydney, Australia. I completed my undergraduate degrees and practiced Law in Sydney for 15 years. I knew early on that it wasn’t the right career for me and I began my search for something else.I began practicing asana in the early 90s which eventually led to a yoga teacher training course and a big leap of faith in 2000...

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That's So Retrograde Podcast - January 2016

Eleni is featured in the podcast, That's So Retrograde and talks all things about the practice including the best herbs to start yourself out with and the difference between individual doshas. A must listen to start out your year.

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Mantra Magazine 

Summer is coming, and most of us will take at least a short trip to celebrate the returning of the sun. Travel, while exciting, shifts our routine, and it can be destabilizing and increase our vata (the force of movement). Have fun and create daily rituals that will give you stability, grounding, and routine while you travel. 

Read my travel tips here!