(Mental-Health and Trauma-Informed classes)

1. Relaxing class for a better sleep

The class is a perfect evening practice when you want to wind down just before going to bed. All of the poses are passive and mostly reclined, so you can also do them in bed. You will be offered several options to modify the poses to suit your needs, and you will need some props, like cushions, a pillow and a blanket.

2. Morning class for calm focus and concentration

This class is best practiced in the morning as it includes poses that help build concentration and some gentle chest and hip openers to fight the morning stiffness. Opening the joints has many benefits – in addition to improving range of motion and circulation, it can also create an energetic and emotional shift. 

Before you start, you may want to open the windows to let some fresh air in. You won’t need too many props for this class – just a few cushions for extra support and a blanket for the final relaxation pose.

3. Balancing class ‘going with the flow’

In this class, in addition to the static Yin Yoga poses, we’ll be adding some soft movement to the spine to stimulate the flow of energy in the body, release toxins and restore the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. The class may seem a bit more active than the previous two, so if you need to slow down and rest between the poses, feel free to do so.

At the end of the class, instead of a typical body scan, we’ll have a guided meditation to balance and ground you.

4. Short sequence for tight shoulders and upper back

This is a slow-paced trauma-informed sequence to gently mobilise and passively stretch your neck, shoulders and upper back. It is a beginner-friendly exploration of movement and stillness that can be easily adapted to your body.
This is a preview of a 40-minute class that can be still practiced as a shorter sequence if you don’t have much time.

5. Short sequence for tight hips and lower back

If you’ve been feeling a lot of tension in your hip and lower back area, this short mental-health and trauma-informed sequence is designed to gently stretch and open the hips and the lower back. First, we’ll start by mobilising the hip joints and then come into a static hip-opening pose to gradually release tension in this area.
This is a preview of a 40-minute class that can be still practiced as a shorter sequence if you don’t have much time.


Elena Jacinta is the creator of Back to your Body. She spent 15 years working as a professional dance artist integrating somatic practices into her work as a performer and a teacher. 

When she was recovering from burnout, she started practicing Yin Yoga as a way to reconnect with her body and bring the nervous system back to balance. Now, as a fully certified yoga teacher, she is passionate about sharing this peaceful and transformative practice with others. 

She believes in a slow and mindful way of working with the body and the nervous system. In her yoga classes, she combines functional anatomy with a mental-health and trauma-informed approach. 

Elena enjoys creating a safe and nurturing environment for her students so that they can truly reconnect with themselves. At the moment she is studying Somatic Experiencing, a trauma healing modality developed by Peter Levine.

Elena currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is offering face-to-face and online private sessions in mental-health and trauma-informed YogaGet in touch to book your private session.