“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