We are excited to introduce you to Magic Maker, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Speaker, Mama and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena Brower! After graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a design degree, she worked as a textile and apparel designer for 6 years, and has been studying with master yoga teachers since 1997. Elena offers yoga and meditation 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 your body, mind and heart.
At Posie Turner, we are honored to spotlight people who we admire and who illuminate the world around them. Inspire yourself. Inspire each other. Together, we are Posie Turner.
LIFE WORK? Mama, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Author
PAST LIFE? Nun. Dreamt about it all the time as a child.
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN? Libra
FAVORITE DRINK? Hot water with lemon. WTRMLN WTR. My best friend makes it and it's delicious.
FAVORITE MANTRA? Wahe Guru!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? My son Jonah.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF? Love yourself. That's going to teach the world how to treat you. And meditate.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WISH COME TRUE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I wish my Mama could come back for one day so I could hold her tightly and kiss her face for hours.
WHO IS YOUR IDOL? l love Agnes Martin's art, Edith Piaf's voice, Mary Oliver's poems. But my best friends are my idols.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I like to clean public sinks for the next person.
WHERE DO YOU GO TO FIND INSPIRATION? Nature. Or the Arts section at the Library near my home.
IF YOU COULD MAKE ONE WISH FOR OUR WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE? That we would all spend much more time in nature. That would solve it all.
WHAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES YOU HAVE FACED IN YOUR LIFE? Two challenges. Addiction and losing my Mama.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? A daily meditation practice will make you feel more sure of yourself than any person, substance or activity.
FAVORITE POSIE TURNER SOCK? Be the light.
FIND ELENA HERE!
Weekly Classes: NYC
Book: Art of Attention
Meditation: Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence
Global Practice: Yogaglo
For Teachers: Teach.yoga
Film: On Meditation
Essential Oils: dōTERRA
Spoken Word: Recovery