I was introduced to Iyengar yoga as a teenager in Slovakia and really enjoyed the nurturing atmosphere of yoga classes and the physical challenge of the Asanas.
Once I moved to London in my early twenties I was excited to discover the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Maida Vale with daily classes and regular workshops with visiting teachers.
In 2008, I completed my Introductory Teacher Training and started to teach various classes in London. I continued to train and passed my Junior Intermediate Level 1, 2 & 3 exams in the next few years. Daily practise and a full schedule of classes together with the exam preparation helped me to deepen my understanding of yoga even further.
I visited India on 3 occasions to study with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in the foothills of the Himalayas near Dehradun. In 2011, I also studied at the RIMYI in Pune. It felt important to me to seek the source of the teaching.
Teaching is a great joy. I enjoy teaching students new to yoga and seeing the positive changes it brings. I also enjoy working with experienced students on a much more subtle level to help them find the teacher within them. Dealing with my own obstacles on the path has made me more compassionate and understanding.
Iyengar yoga offers endless variety of approaches and I focus on using the appropriate tools according to the need of students, and the cycle of nature.
I am looking forward to reestablishing my teaching in this brave new world. I currently live and teach in Bristol.
Here’s my profile on the Iyengar Yoga Association UK website.