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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 (www.wellnessacademie.com) 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!

 

Elena

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