Elena Brower is known for her contributions to Yoga around the world. Bestselling author, yoga teacher, speaker, mother and an overall inspiring woman, Elena has recently partnered with the very charitable and ethical essential oil producer doTERRA. The outcome of their collaboration is the "Yoga Collection," a trio of blended oils designed to enhance your yoga and meditation practices.
It was a huge honor for Elena to work with the brand, whom she has favored for a multitude of reasons, including what she says are, "The quality of the products, the integrity of the sourcing and the commitment of the founders to the culture of our community" She adds, "The culture of doTERRA is extremely generous, affirming, and has been a transformation for my family and me." She believes that anyone can benefit from involvement with the brand. "Three worlds. Community. Resilience. Freedom. I have built a community with my team all over the world. We are developing resilience with our own financial freedom while sharing a form of proactive healthcare with millions of families around the world," she says.
Designed for Yoga teachers and practitioners alike, the trio of features ANCHOR, ARISE and ALIGN essential oil blends, housed in a lovely box for easy and safe transport. According to the brand, "These blends provide aromas to steady, center, and enlighten your spirit through every breath while strengthening and stretching your body." Each unique blend has a base of fractionated coconut oil, which is your traditional coconut oil processed with hydrolysis and steam distillation to keeps the oil liquid at room temperature.
ANCHOR features lavender, cedarwood, sandalwood, cinnamon, frankincense, black pepper and patchouli. Grounding and earthy, the blend, according to doTERRA, "...supports your connection to yourself and your innate wisdom."
Meanwhile, ALIGN incorporates uplifting bergamot, coriander, marjoram, peppermint with sensual jasmine and rose, inviting users to trust their inner self with an openness to all possibilities. The third in the group, the fresh smelling
ARISE, combines grapefruit, lemon, osmanthus, melissa and Siberian fir, supporting a sense of freedom that allows one to reach for their highest potential on and off the Yoga mat.
There is much to love about the very ethical and giving doTerra. Not only does the brand create amazing specialized blends designed to naturally enhance essential oil lovers' lives, but doTerra also supports a multitude of causes that work to generate change and awareness. This is all while provide meaningful opportunities for people around the world. Find out more about there charitable programs and causes HERE. Their adherence to charitable causes certainly spoke to Elena who always supported great causes including: Women for Women, Every Mother Counts, Operation Rescue and Days for Girls. She also supports crowd funding initiatives that call to her and donates copies of her new book Practice You: A Journal to schools serving children of all ages.
Highly acclaimed for it's artistry and wisdom, Practice You: A Journal beautifully invites reflection by prompting users to journal. Featuring airy watercolor textures, the book is the way to refresh your inner sense of self-care and forge a deeper connection to one's self. "Practice You is an inviting journal that welcomes you to create a map to your highest self. This was my most personal project by far, and I'm most proud of getting this book into the hands of kids worldwide, into school curricula and even youth incarceration settings," she says.
Another must-have for your nightstand is the 2016 book she co-authored with Erica Jago, called the Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement as Meditation. Together they have also created a set of inspiration Yoga Healing Cards. You can also catch Elena on the beautifully captivating documentry On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace, now streaming on Netflix.