Lena Rakijian is a dynamic yoga teacher based in Boston, MA. She grew up in San Diego, CA, graduated from University of California Santa Barbara and later moved to New York City to receive her M.S. in Nutrition & Public Health from Columbia University.
Lena moved to Boston in 2013 to begin her career as a Registered Dietitian and Fitness Instructor. She immediately fell in love with the Boston fitness and wellness community. With unique, high energy and motivating classes, she became one of Boston’s most celebrated fitness instructors. In addition to teaching fitness, Lena started her own private private and offers nutrition coaching for athletic performance, fitness, and optimal health. Her fast paced lifestyle and demanding schedule did not leave much room for slowing down and staying present in the moment. Yoga was the only time she had to connect with the self, deepen the breath, and gravitate towards the present. She decided to become a yoga teacher to share this gift with her students.
Lena received her 200-hour certification in vinyasa through New School of Yogic Arts with instruction by Goldie Graham, Tatyana Souza, Laura Ahrens, and Andrew Tanner. In class, Lena wants you to feel alive in the present moment. She gives you the freedom to be exactly who you are without judgement. And teaches you how to embrace self love. Her dynamic yoga classes are inspired by rhythm and empowered by breath. Her physically challenging and thoughtfully sequenced yoga classes are crafted for all levels. Lena is so grateful for all the teachers who have inspired her on her journey and she is thrilled to pay it forward as a part of the BURN Fitness community.