Elara Montagno, MS, MFTi, RYT200, Yoga Nidra Healer
I was born in the beautiful country of Brazil, where I first developed my love, respect, and appreciation for nature and mother earth. In elementary school, following my parents divorce, I moved to the United States with my mother and siblings and my world was turned upside down. This transition lead to many years of anger, depression, and anxiety. The benefit I experienced from seeking personal therapy started me on my never ending journey of self healing and introspection. I earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, then followed my heart, love for sunshine, and admiration for the great outdoors to San Diego, CA in 2014. I chose to stop letting my past define me and live the life I always dreamed of; I immersed myself in the healing benefits of nature, yoga, meditation, and holistic healing modalities to rediscover and tune back into my truest self. As a constant student, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Healer and I continue to study ways to heal and connect the mind, body, and spirit, both for myself and others. I encourage my clients to get in touch with the earth, their bodies, and the truest versions of themselves and I especially enjoy incorporating Yoga Nidra, Shamanic Healing and overall holistic wellness into my sessions.