Elena Brower, Certified Anusara® Yoga Teacher, is the founder and co-owner of Virayoga, in New York City. Teaching 12+ years, she's been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, and FitYoga, as well as the ELEMENT YOGA series of DVDs for Anchor Bay Entertainment. She is a faculty member at Kripalu, and in collaboration with Flavorpill, Elena teaches large-scale yoga classes, most recently at the Museum of Modern Art, Bryant Park and Times Square, with plans to reach cultural institutions in cities nationwide and worldwide in the next 2 years. In 2010, Elena will be working with adidas to teach the methodology of Anusara yoga to their instructors globally. Currently she teaches benefit classes in support of Yoga Gives Back, offering financial assistance in the form of microcredit to women householders in India, the Breast Cancer Fund, and Pamela Miles' Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies, offering Reiki treatment to patients and health care staff.