I was introduced to yoga at the age of 17 by my mother-in-law, who is my first yoga teacher. After 2 years of regular Iyengar yoga practice, she asked me to assist her during classes, and there my journey as a yoga teacher begins.
During these years, I had met my dearest teacher Faeq Biria, the devoted student of Guruji B.K.S.Iyengar, who lives and teaches in Paris, leads Iyengar teacher training programs and teacher assessments all over the world. Asana practice under his guidance was very physically demanding, but as a result had brought a lot of happiness and light. Faeq, using his deep knowledge of classical yoga texts and philosophy, had demonstrated to us the importance and meaning of asana and pranayama practice as well as other petals of ashtanga yoga described by Patanjali in one’s attempts to meet the inner Self.
In 2000, I joined a 3-year 500-hour Iyengar yoga teacher training program in Poland and received teacher certification based on the assessment of Faeq Biria in coordination with the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute (Pune, India) in 2003. I have been teaching ever since.
I also assisted teacher trainings in Latvia and organized and led workshops there for beginners and advanced yoga students.
I love to work with teenagers helping them to grow strong both physically and emotionally with dynamic Iyengar yoga classes.
For better understanding of body mechanisms and structures, as well as a desire to help those with functional and muscular disorders, I have completed a professional bachelor studies as a Physical Therapist.
My personal practice has changed a lot with pregnancy and kids. It has become more restorative and mild and helped me to realize, both with the mind and the body, the restrictions that other practitioners, who are not always young and fit, meet when they start doing yoga.
I continue my studies on the yoga mat, to live balanced family life, and I am very happy to share my knowledge and experience with others.
What I like about Iyengar yoga is that it is a clear path to your true source, a system of self-discipline which only requires persistence and courage to roll out your mat every day. From there the real journey begins…
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