After 15 years as a practitioner of yoga, Helena went to the mountaintops of the Himalayas, India, to undergo her Yoga teacher training in 2013.
Since then she is a full time yoga teacher, giving Hatha Flow and Yin yoga classes in Beirut & Stockholm.
Helena’s teaching is always compassionate, mindful & creative, with the goal of all students leaving the class feeling light, balanced and energized. And a little bit happier…!
“For me, the beauty of yoga lies in the simplicity of it. And the fact that it really works! Through awareness, breath, and some postures, you can reach into your very core, to your being. And on top of that, you are taking care of your body and your health (becoming strong, lean and shiny!) All while practicing love and acceptance towards yourself and others. That’s it. That’s the beauty of yoga for me. That’s what I teach. It might look like a down dog to you, but for me it’s all about love and acceptance. And breath!”
She designs simple yet challenging classes that allows each student to discover what they need and what they can do at that moment, together with their breath and body. Always offering a safe and fun practice that builds stamina & core, promotes balance & clarity, and increases flexibility and energy flow.
She recently moved back to her home country Sweden and is now starting to spread her yoga teachings there.
During the summer of 2014, Helena went back to Himalaya together with her husband, Mihran Shaklian to study Ayur Vedic nutrition and massage with Dr Arun Sharma at “Ayuskama Ayurveda Clinic and Panchakarma Center” in Bhagsu, Dharmshala, India. The last two years the couple had Urban Yoga Beirut, a small in home yoga studio in Beirut, where they were offering yoga, wellbeing and Ayur Vedic massage. They are now continuing their life and yoga in Stockholm, starting up their new business in the country of Snow :)
Helena is also a freelance filmmaker, writer and producer. Originally from Sweden, she moved to Beirut, Lebanon, in 2006 (and came back to the motherland in 2016) She believes in our natural ability to heal ourselves and others, and likes to play in the snow and to cook healthy, natural, locally produced, food.
Certified with Yoga Alliance , 200 Hrs, Multistyle, at Trimurti School of Yoga, Dharamshala, Himalaya, India, 2013.