My name is Alena Hall, and I am a wellness writer and editor based in New York, NY. I joined the new Swirled team as their health editor in May, and I am a newly minted YogaWorks-certified yoga teacher. I love engraining my foundations in yoga and personal health in all that I do, from my freelance work to my private yoga offerings. As I further build out my individual role in this world of balanced wellness, I look forward to simply capturing inspiration as it comes and growing from there.
I earned my master’s degree in magazine journalism from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and my bachelor’s degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. When I’m not in the office or working on my side hustle, I’m either wandering through the city’s beautiful parks, experimenting in my kitchen with new recipes, or cuddling up with my cat Fitzgerald, a cup of hot tea and a good book.