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Elena Lowry
Founder of Glow Yoga Maastricht, yoga teacher & massage therapist

My Story

Hi, I am Elena! I am the founder of Glow Yoga Maastricht, yoga teacher, massage therapist and a mother of a beautiful little girl.

Originally from Siberia, Russia, I have been living in the Netherlands since 2009. For over 10 years I was engaged in a corporate world, focusing on sales and marketing in medical industry. I first took a yoga class when I was about 19 years old and in one or another way I kept on practicing ever since, but it was not more than a physical practice to me. I never was a fan of sweating in a gym and I felt like yoga was the perfect alternative to build up strength, flexibility and to stay revitalised. It was not until I was going through a challenging period in my life that I realised that yoga actually makes me feel better. I began to discover that yoga has many more layers to it than just the physical practice of asanas.


In 2019 I was looking to get a deeper understanding of yoga and joined a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in with YogaUnion in Ubud, Bali. This was a transformational experience! The training showed me so much on the physical and spiritual sides, and I still keep on learning every day. When I came back from Bali I just knew that I wanted to teach yoga, so that more people can discover the healing and transformational qualities of it. And so, I began teaching in yoga studios and fitness clubs throughout Limburg.


In 2021 I chose to expand my practice and teachings further and I followed a 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Arhanta Yoga to help expecting moms through their yoga practice when pregnant. This amazing training helped me to rediscover my femininity and a feeling of kindness towards myself and others, but it also showed me how to safely continue or start practicing yoga during pregnancy.

Alongside with my yoga practice, I also enjoy massaging. In 2021 I completed a classical massage training with Wellness Academy ( and started practicing massage at various spa's and beauty centres as freelancer. 

With the birth of my daughter, my desire to guide people to a healthier, happier lifestyle through yoga and massage grew tremendously. I decided to leave the corporate world and start a small yoga and massage studio where I can follow my calling. This is how Glow Yoga Maastricht got started! "Release your inner glow" was and is my moto. In my classes I would like you to connect with your true self and experience stillness of the mind while the body stays in movement. I want you to rediscover yourself through the practice of yoga and pranayama. The way we feel mentally inevitably influences our physical condition, and the other way around. I want to help you find back the peace  and harmony within yourself, reset from the daily routine, create a strong body with a strong spirit, steady and calm. I try to do so in the most safe and comfortable way, with a lot of respect to all participants and their individuality.


I also proud myself on creating a go-to place for expat moms and moms-to be. I am currently working with pregnant couples, moms in postpartum and babies thought yoga classes, private coaching and massage therapy.

I look forward to seeing you in one of my classes.


Release your glow!



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