Elena Zubulake has been involved with Movement, Body wisdom, and the Healing Arts for 23 years.
Her mom put her in gymnastics when she was two because she was ‘Wild’. She still identifies deeply with her wildness as a kind of authenticity and listening into the deep rhythms of life that grounds her work as a healer, artist, and human. She finds herself at home in the woods, in places still inhabited by a more feral and unadulterated wisdom and rhythm. Her bodywork is born of this fluid language, healing as a bridge between form and formlessness, said and unsaid, human and nonhuman. Healing is at the core, an art of listening, and bodywork languages us back to the core of our experience which is the nonverbal.
Elena’s training is in integrative massage, polarity, contact improvisation, authentic movement, somatic psychology, matrix leadership, non-violent communication, grief work, body-based sexuality education, physical theatre, herbalism, yoga, reflexology, childbirth support, and abdominal therapies. She studied at Naropa University and Healing Spirits Massage School, as well as numerous other training grounds and the ever unfolding school of her life. She also practices weaving, writes poetry, and farms. She loves any practice that slows her out of the culture of rushing into an ever more savored and beautiful life. She enjoys nurturing others into these slower rhythms where they can awaken more deeply to their underground waters just waiting to bubble up to feed this modern life. In this way, she also sees the healing arts and her service as a kind of activism towards simple touch-based connection, slowing down, soulful presence, and body-sourced wisdom.
She offers presence based integrative bodywork, intimacy and relationship coaching, authentic movement, integrative yoga classes (group and one-to-one), yoga nidra practice, ecstatic dance, contact improvisation classes, re-wilding the body, and sensuous food experiences.