BodyButerfl*The names of the clients are not disclosed due to MBC rule of confidentiality*

“You opened  the door in my heart and showed how to invite the healing. Our group was helpful.”

L., a client with depression.

“Thank you,  Elena, for your belief in my recovery. With your help, one day, I started to
believe myself. You initiated my self-healing.”

M. A., a client (a cancer survivor).

“Thank you, Elena, for helping me to express some important messages metaphorically through  talking and dancing together. I  found my roots.”

B. a client (an anxiety and depression survivor).

“Elena radiates her wisdom, kindness and  compassion and has a genuine gift for listening. Her movement therapy  is full of practical tips. Her counselling style is inspiring for anybody with a  longing for wholeness and balance. It was a great gift to meet with her.”

G.C., a client living with Parkinson’s illness

“Elena shares her deep understanding of how to  self-heal and grow. We worked well together.”

A. C., a client with depression

“Elena’s profound  and simple dance therapy helped me to rediscover how to walk without pain again. She named  it “re- pattern”. Elena’s kind voice gave me strengths to fight my old habits caused by knees surgery and age.”

J., a client (a  senior, a cancer survivor).

“I have been Elena’s teacher, and recommend her as an insightful somatic therapist who is sensitive to the needs of others. She has a great deal of experience in many health related fields and dance. I recommend her highly.” 

Sondra Fraleigh, Founding Director, Eastwest Somatics.

“Elena is a skillful and compassionate therapist, who embodies the soul of grace and beauty and able to offer people depth experiences that are transformative.  I highly recommend her as a therapist and guide in times of pain and in times of joy.”

Misha Gitberg, Psychologist, Owner of SOULSTIR

“As a masters level clinician and somatic therapist, I have worked with and observed Elena’s work in somatics on many occasions.  She and I attended numerous workshops and trainings together over several years.  I have utmost respect for her skills in working with people in a respectful and effective manner.   As a colleague, Elena is a pleasure to be around.”  

Peggy Suzanne LaCour,  Social Work Consultant and Clinical Supervisor, Sudasi

“Elena is a wonderful professional who puts her energy and mind behind her projects to ensure the success. She finds the solutions at dead-ends and never gives up. A very dedicated, and carying person. A great friend to have as well as the business partner”.

E.P., a client and a collaborator

“Elena Shalaev embodies the definitions of strength and grace. Her abilities to maintain organisation and determination with a graceful method of delivery make her an excellent resource to any organisation.  Her time with Radical Science left a standard to aspire too. Her calm and reassuring demeanor ensured that all her presentations and workshops were well delivered and well received. Kids and adults alike loved her!”

P.E., a boss from Radical Science

“Elena has given me a few sessions of somatic therapy and counseling. I find that they are very helpful for stress-relief and working through problems. She is knowledgeable in many areas – counseling, somatic therapy, dance therapy, art therapy, shiatsu, breathing techniques, etc. What I most enjoy about her sessions is the variety of techniques that she incorporates and how she tailors to her clients’ needs.”

M.S. ,a young Y generation client

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