Elian received her formal training in sound therapy at The New York Open Center under the guidance of world-renowned sound researcher, practitioner and ethnomusicologist, Alexandre Tannous. An advanced, E-RYT yoga teacher, she completed her trainings and continuing education in New York with a variety of master teachers from different yogic disciplines, including Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga, Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee of Yoga Shanti, Leslie Kaminoff, Ramanand Patel, Sam Chase and Kevin Gardiner. Elian is also a trained breathwork facilitator, a modality which she frequently incorporates into her offerings, with her main inspiration being the work and teachings of Czech psychiatrist, Dr. Stanislav Grof.
Early in her life’s journey, she was trained in classical and contemporary theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School on Broadway, and has worked extensively on stage, film and television productions, as well as contributed her voice to various projects. She also worked as a professional writer for various online and printed publications around the world.
She co-founded WOOM CENTER, New York’s first of its kind multi-sensory yoga and meditation studio, based primarily on the therapeutic and psychedelic properties of sound vibration, where she both facilitates and hosts practitioners from all over the country and the world. In collaboration with Alexandre Tannous, WOOM offers a celebrated sound practitioner training program, titled Sound School, several times each year,
WOOM has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Well + Good, and has also been covered by BuzzFeed, NowThis and The Culture Trip.
Elian has had the pleasure of sharing sound, breathwork and yoga with both smaller private groups and on larger scale events such as MediClub, Flavorpill’s Quiet Mornings at The MoMA, and Burning Man. The WOOM team has taken their work all over the world and facilitated experiences in Costa Rica, Ibiza, Tel Aviv, Colombia and Hong Kong.
Elian’s greatest joy is to meld all of her passions into one transformative practice that invites a holistic participation of the physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and spiritual bodies.