About

Welcome! My name is Elena Jacinta, and I’m the creator of Back to the Body project.

Understanding the body has always been one of my main interests and passions, not only as part of the work that I do, but also in my personal life. For nearly fifteen years, I worked as a professional dance artist while moving between countries in Europe. But the experience of living with and recovering from a burnout gave me a different perspective and contributed to a much deeper understanding of the mind-body connection. 

I started Back to the Body project as a space to share useful tools, physical practices, and mindfulness techniques that can guide you back home, back to your body!

Back to the Body aims to help you find a way to befriend your own body through safe and gentle movement practices and relaxation exercises. 

Here you’ll find a collection of resources in the form of blog posts, audio content, and video lessons created in collaboration with exceptional teachers and practitioners specifically for people dealing with stress, burnout and chronic fatigue. These practices are carefully selected and adapted to make them more accessible and enjoyable…

…because it is possible to work on the body in a safe and fun way even with low energy!

Soon we’ll be also offering one-on-one mental health informed Yin Yoga classes and EFT tapping sessions.

Collaborators and Contributors

Rabea Klatt

Yin Yoga & Qigong Instructor and a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioner working with chronic fatigue and chronic pain issues. Check Rabea's Gentle Exercises for Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Pain.

Asis Vendrell & Patricia Navarro

Qigong Instructors. Watch Qigong for Fatigue video series demonstrated by Asis and Patricia, or read about the Therapeutic Benefits of Qigong for Fatigue (conversation with Asis).

Esther White

Restorative Yoga teacher. Watch her Restorative Yoga video demonstrations designed to down-regulate your nervous system.

Cat Boal

Yoga teacher and meditation facilitator. Listen to a Yoga Nidra meditation for insomnia and fatigue recorded by Cat.

Sofija Borojevic

Psychologist and mindfulness coach. Read about the Mindfulness Techniques for Burnout and Fatigue compiled by Sofija.