Elaine created SunUp Yoga after she found that yoga and meditation helped her fight against her Major Depression. She ventured to India, where she studied yoga at two renowned Yoga and Naturopathy Therapy Centres. After spending years training her mind and body, she began spreading her teachings to others in an effort to ease the stress, pain, and suffering that comes with daily life as well as physical or mental illnesses. For over six years she has worked to guide people to self-compassion, healing, and happiness. Her passion is helping people be the best them they can be.
"My yoga and meditation style reflects the strength and wisdom of the gurus and lineages under which I trained - Satyananda Yoga™, Dr. H. R. Nagendra, Iyengar Yoga, Satya Narayan Goenka and the Mahasi Method. I have coached a wide range of students, many facing incredible challenges. My students have included in-house mental-illness patients at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), the main psychiatric hospital in Singapore. These and other experiences have confirmed what my own personal experiences have taught me: Meditation and Yoga are effective and inspiring healing modalities that are attainable, and that with the right guidance, these lasting benefits are within reach of all people. For all of these reasons, I am happy to devote my time, energy, and passion into helping others learn and flourish through Yoga and Meditation.
You can be your best self, and I'm honored to be your guide. I'll take you along the path of self discovery and better health." - Elaine Vajira
My Philosophy: You can be the best "you", and I can help!