Elena Skovorodko, CYT
Health Coach / Yoga Teacher / Yoga Therapist
Transformational, deep, experiential tools and practices to support optimal health and well-being.
Compassionate and knowledgeable health and wellness expert with exceptional ability to change lives through holistic coaching and consultation services. Expertise includes therapeutic yoga, nutrition, healthy cooking, and trauma-informed approaches to wellness. Excels at encouraging clients to develop positive habits and lifestyle changes to improve health. Utilizes innovative practices such as integrating Somatic Experiencing (body sensation awareness) with yoga. Dedicated to continuing education to further professional development and practical knowledge. Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
Areas of Expertise
Holistic Health Assessments
Breath-Centered Vinyasa Flow
Nutrition & Meal Plans
Corporate Group Training
Health & Wellness Topics
Allergies, Sensitivities, Nutrient Depletion, Toxicity, Biochemical Imbalances, Trauma, PTSD,
Diabetes, Weight Issues, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Disease, Cancer
QUEENS BOROUGH ADULT DAY CARE CENTER / ATLANTIC ADULT DAY CARE CENTER, New York, NY
Yoga Instructor, Certified Holistic Health Coach, 2013 – Present
Provided comprehensive health support services at two locations in Queens and Brooklyn. Supported health and wellness of clients through innovative holistic health programs incorporating therapeutic yoga and nutrition. Maintaining confidentiality at all times, conducted initial interviews, intakes, and assessments of individuals to identify lifestyle behaviors that may contribute to poor health.
•Developed custom care plans tailored to individual clients outlining attainable goals and plans of action.
•Coached clients to reduce or eliminate high-risk behaviors such as poor eating habits and lack of exercise.
•Encouraged adoption of healthier habits to improve quality of life and overall health and wellness.
•Conducted engaging wellness seminars and trainings for employees and their family members.
•Wrote and distributed health education materials to individual clients and client groups.
•Collaborated with organizations to identify corporate wellness needs and designed workplace wellness initiatives and programs to encourage healthier employees.
•Developed comprehensive health risk assessments and surveys to determine appropriate methodologies to promote client health.
•Cross-referred employees in corporate wellness programs to eligible EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) services.
•Identified appropriate resources and referrals sensitive to client’s age, gender, diagnosis, allergies, cultural background, and religious practices.
ELENASKOVO HEALTH CENTER, New York, NY
Yoga Therapist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, 2011 – Present
Served clients of varying ages and health levels with holistic coaching, nutrition support, and yoga therapy. Assessed current health condition of clients to establish custom wellness program. Developed realistic health goals for clients based on medical diagnosis, age, gender, allergies, cultural background, and religious practices.
•Determined appropriate menus and mealtimes to support nutritional needs.
•Leveraged proven tools of yoga such as meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) to help reduce stress and alleviate symptoms for clients.
•Tracked and documented client progress to determine effectiveness of yoga therapy and nutrition protocols, adjusting when necessary.
•Conducted behavioral health screenings to pinpoint potential lifestyle causes of health complaints.
•Choreographed and taught customized personal yoga practices for clients based on ISHTA Yoga principles of alignment and safety.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
500-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, ISHTA YOGA, New York, NY
Certified Holistic Health Coach, INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION, New York, NY
Master’s Degree in Accounting and Analysis of Economic Activity
Kharkov Institute of Industrial Organization and Economics, Ukraine
Diploma, Business Studies and Economics
Benedict School, Zurich Switzerland
Yoga Teacher Training
Alan Finger’s ISHTA Master Program, 63 Hours, August 2016
300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training, July 2015
200-Hour Teacher Training, September 2014
ISHTA YOGA, New York, NY (Yoga Alliance Accredited School)
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training with Jennifer Turner, May 2015
TRAUMA CENTER, New York, NY
Somatic Experience Professional Training: Beginning II, 24 Hours, May 2017
Somatic Experience Professional Training: Beginning I, 24 Hours, January 2017
SOMATIC EXPERIENCING TRAUMA INSTITUTE, New York, NY
In-Service Training: Socialization Skills, Supervision and Mentoring, Personal Care Skills, Family and Family Relationships, Mental Illness and Mental Health, 20 Hours, September 2013
QUEENS BOROUGH ADULT DAY CARE CENTER, Flushing, NY
Workshops & Conferences
The 12th International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Psychotherapy, Phoenix, AZ, 2015
“Mind Body Techniques for Successful Aging,” Ann Webster, Ph.D., New York, NY, 2014