Mother, mentor, poet, artist, volunteer, bestselling author, and host of the Practice You Podcast, Elena Brower has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992, she designed textiles and apparel for almost a decade before shifting her focus to yoga, meditation, art, and writing. Her first book, Art of Attention, has been translated into seven languages; her second, Practice You, is a bestseller. Elena's first collection of poetry, Softening Time, was released in May 2023. Elena works to elevate bright futures for girls, women, and children through her support for Girls on Fire Leaders, On The Inside, and Free Food Kitchen. Her spoken word poetry can be heard on Above & Beyond's Flow State albums, and she's commencing Buddhist Chaplaincy training in 2024.