Biography


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Helena has taught Hatha and Prana Vinyasa® Yoga for over 16 years in the Syracuse, NY area. She graduated nursing school and immediately worked as an ICU and OR nurse. She eventually stayed home to raise her 3 children and fortuitously discovered a new love (and also some sanity) in yoga.  A daily practice healed many an exterior wound on the physical plane, alleviated fear and anxiety within the mental realm while leading a new found passionate life from the Heart.

For those who know her, Helena is a notorious dream-weaver, inspirational addict, and proliferous intention seeker.  She has a deep love for yoga and continues to evolve her holistic teaching and therapeutic approach with ardent practice, and patience. Yoga has developed an insightful intuition and perspective from the many fluent studies and styles of yoga. This wide approach brings a wealth of knowledge from other avenues of wellness and progressive styles of yoga.  Modern Yoga is currently becoming mainstream.  Helena has a deep understanding to blend many of these modalities into one class or an embodied session or practice. As Yoga reinvents itself in the modern day world it has become a synthesis of modern science within the brilliance of the ancient practice. 

Yoga is the art of movement within the breath and where we discover the therapy of the practice for any and all. 

Helena enjoys being an assistant and mentor to other students for her first love Pranaflow®  with her beloved teacher- Shiva Rea and has a deep respect for living fully in life through each moment and every possibility.

Helena is the Foundress of Vyana.

The missiion of Vyana is to Create Sacred Space in body, mind and place.

Her products are full of positivity and intention. with the HastaPada® Yoga Strap and Portable VediVaahans to Altar your Journey.
Vyana evolved from a deep understanding and love of yoga, which eventually led to the inspiration of the HastaPada® yoga strap & mat carrier. Helena has been blessed to travel to teach and study with numerous teachers in a therapeutic and sacred approach. The overall style of yoga is for everyone and that includes blending eastern and western modalities to her students and herself. She infuses the art of movement with therapeutic touch and the heart wisdom of life from the heart. Helena teaches mindful loving classes in a mystical, magical, and grateful way through the art of lyrical breath and sacred movement as an evolutionary method of embodied transformation and radiant health. 

Helena has presented at the Toronto Yoga Conference, the International Symposium of Yoga Therapists and Holistic Conferences in the USA, teaches workshops across the US,  and written articles for Yoganonymous and Elephant Journal.

Follow her on her daily addiction toInstagram with her INSTA updates. 

You can check out Helena's GRAMage as an aspiring poet, avid thinker, and master of Pun- actually Fun.
She teaches HastaPada®, Ayurveda, Ayuryoga, Any Yoga, and Embodying the Female Pelvis workshops.

A devotee of Shri in fashion and life; Helena can be found roaming the forest with her Pups, SUPing in Jamesville, observing the open sky, and teaching locally/privately in the CNY area. The wanderings of a gypsy are in her ancestral roots- from a bygone era. Helena is Happily Adventurous in travel with a Vedi enroute to yoga conferences and workshops across the country or dancing the night away under a full moon or any kind of moon for that matter.


Registered Nurse

500E~RYT PranaFlow® Shiva Rea (Mentor/Assistant)

Ayuryoga® 500RYT

200 APT ~ Applied Polarity Therapist

Second Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

Certified Pelvic Floor Teacher (LH),

Anatomy & Principles Leslie Kaminoff

Anatomy Trains Tom Myers

Restorative ~ Judith Hanson Lasater

 


Vyana is the purveyor of illumination and love
emanating from the origin, 
to arise and ignite our sacred path
  touching the divine in the midst of daily life.