Elaina Beam (Swami Karikananda)

Elaina is a passionate yogini and active teacher committed to spiritual education and inner peace. Elaina is a seminary graduate (yogic priestess) and kriya yoga astrologer through the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago and her education included studies of Eastern Philosophy, World Religions, Esoteric Yoga, Sanskrit, Astrology, Ritual and Ceremony, along with being trained and practiced in Yoga Sadhana. She is also a Mystical Activism graduate through the Center for Sacred Leadership and holds a B.A. in Communications. As a Yoga Instructor Elaina received her teaching certification with Diane Wilson in Portland, Oregon in Hatha, Kundalini, and Kriya. Elaina offers spiritual guidance, astrological counseling, and group facilitation.


The mission of Starlight Muse is to Ignite Your Spirit and Inspire Your Life through the evolutionary practices of yoga philosophy,  astrology, and ceremony.  The primary vision or cause of Starlight Muse is to awaken Unity Consciousness by connecting humanity to nature – our roots and our cosmology.  On a personal level, the purpose of Starlight Muse is to Illuminate your mind and Liberate your life.




Elaina possesses a very rare ability to provide healing and intuitive guidance during her counseling that inspires action towards creating change in our inner and outer worlds. It is her special gift to support from afar through prayer as I have felt her long after our sessions have been over whispering reminders of gentle encouragement. This has been invaluable for myself as someone that is learning to embrace change gracefully. She has helped me to become a beautiful dancer of life. I have found Elaina to be compassionate, yet firm, lighthearted and deep. I am super fortunate to have found her and lucky to be able to call her a friend.
Stephanie Pierre, Acupuncture Physician - Deerfield Beach, FL