As a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Elaine developed comprehensive dance, yoga, and physical education curriculum. From 1998-2002 she served as one of the first seven dance teachers to create and integrate dance curriculum into LAUSD elementary schools through the Arts Prototype Program.
From 2007-2009, Elaine worked as an arts provider for LAUSD, teaching dance, yoga, and qigong to students and their teachers, led ongoing staff developments, and mentored fellow dance and yoga professionals in the educational setting.
Finally, she served as a dance faculty member at Ramon C. Cortines Visual and Performing Arts High School, Los Angeles’s flagship arts high school, from 2009-2011. During this time Elaine played an instrumental role in establishing the school’s dance program and developed a physical education curriculum that incorporated yoga, tai chi, dance, and improvisation. She also led the faculty in numerous professional developments in arts integration and stress reduction techniques.
She currently teaches wellness classes in corporate settings and serves as the fitness specialist for West Coast Fertility Center’s “Fertility Fitness Program.”
Having worked with thousands of individuals with diverse physical and emotional needs at various stages in their lives, Elaine has gathered invaluable insights and experience that have naturally led her to the vision of In-Dwell.