Arlèna is originally from New York who has made her home in Arizona. Arlèna fell in love with Spain and the Camino when she went to Spain to make her first pilgrimage in 2012. She was inspired by the warmth of the Spanish people, the beauty of the terrain, the history of the Camino itself and delighted by the regional cuisines and wines.

Arlèna is a certified Yoga Instructor having trained at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre at Nassau in the Bahamas. She is a certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT200 yoga teacher and brings traditional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation classes to each of her tours.