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!

I work with the body and never get tired of discovering new things about this complex intelligent system that is human body.

In my ‘past life’ I used to be a professional contemporary dance artist and often integrated somatic practices into my work as a performer, choreographer and teacher. But when I was recovering from a burnout, I started practicing Yin Yoga as a way to reconnect with my body and bring the nervous system back to balance.

Later I completed my Yin Yoga anatomy teacher training with Jose de Groot, a student of Paul Grilley, and a mental-health-informed Yin Yoga training with Amanda Jane. Around the same time I did my EFT tapping practitioner certification training with Graham Nicholls while also studying and researching various trauma healing modalities and techniques.

At the moment I’m based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and offering face-to-face and online private sessions in mental-health-informed Yin Yoga and EFT tapping. Feel free to get in touch to book your FREE session!

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!

If you need more guidance, you can also book one-on-one sessions in mental-health-informed Yin Yoga and EFT tapping. 
Please get in touch to find out more!

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.