My approach in teaching yoga is based on my 30-years’ experience with it. I’m a certificated Hatha Yoga, Aerial Yoga, and Face Yoga teacher leading teachers training courses, Micromovement Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Face Yoga, Aerial Workout, Aerial Silks programs.
Yoga is the essence, the core of my life, and has helped me to overcome health issues and difficulties that I was confronted with and reach a high-quality lifestyle.
Yoga is for me the way of living. Starting the day with Face Yoga, breathing – pranayama techniques, and headstands centers my focus for the day and empowers me to direct my life energy into the accomplishment of my goals.
Feeling excellent in my body, with myself, leading loving self-conversations are qualities that I find essential for rising the quality of my life and, consequently life in general.
I feel we have arrived at the point in history where it is essential to acknowledge the importance of nature. Nature that surrounds us as well as us as creations of this magnificent natural intelligence. We can call it vital force, life force, the force of nature, Prana, Chi. Acknowledging it, connecting with it awakens the true power within us and makes us realize how connected everything is.
That is the turning point, the opening to other perspectives, feelings, sensations in our bodies, the way of life we have always dreamt of. It is possible to heal ourselves ... there is only one thing that needs to be done ... we need to practice and persist and we will definitely accomplish it!
What is Micromovement Yoga?
In 2003 I have started teaching Yoga. Leading many groups and private classes over the years showed me directions to take so that my students achieve the best results. I started to introduce mid steps as well as very small, micro-movements in various asanas. They are designed to achieve better activation of various groups of muscles and, therefore, gain better mobility, flexibility, and strength.
In the micromovement yoga program, you will learn the main asanas and their variations, synchronizing your breathing with your movement. You will also learn completely new postures and moves that will lead you to the better performance of all the classical asanas. This approach will help you develop better flexibility, mobility, and strength and achieve a balanced posture.
As my customers often say, Micromovement Yoga will activate all the muscles of your body – those you were never aware of. Therefore you will achieve a better awareness of your body and mind, better control of your movements, and coordination.
This micromovement technique will lead to relief of the tensions, stiffnesses, and pain, which is essential as it leads to better circulation, energy flow, and optimization of health. Consequently, you will feel better, have more energy, clear thoughts, and more power.
Our goal is to discover the potentials we have, explore them, develop and enjoy!
This program is open to absolute beginners, as well as those with some experience.
I have encountered aerial techniques in 2002 when I tried Aerial Silks for the first time. It was love at the first sight!
When creating my first show a year after and designing the scenography, I have made a hammock. It was a double, elastic hammock that I still use, in an upgraded form, in my performances.
While warming up, playing, and exploring the movements that can be done in the new accessory, I was performing also many yoga postures in a slightly altered manner.
Some years later, I have come across Aerial Yoga videos and courses. One of those, the Unnata Aerial Yoga teacher training course, was a part of my education.
Aerial Yoga combines traditional hatha yoga postures, micromovement yoga, and aerial hammock techniques with the aim of:
- increasing flexibility, balance, and coordination;
- facilitating deep stretching;
- improving posture;
- developing body strength;
- achieving deeper relaxation.
In the Aerial Yoga course, you will encounter classic hatha yoga postures and their variations performed in a slightly modified »aerial« way. Aerial hammock techniques better enable stretching. Twisting and bending postures will be performed in static and dynamic manners. You will be presented with various strength workouts, balancing positions (static and dynamic), and a variety of inverse body positions.
You’ll learn different postures and sequences, and your awareness will be directed towards precise, small body movements to help you open up to deeper stretching, and achieve better posture.
An aerial hammock is a great tool for increasing flexibility; it allows us to go deeper into postures and do postures that are, otherwise, too difficult for beginners and, often, intermediate students. Simply hanging greatly helps us release tension and relax the parts of the body that are otherwise hard to calm.
The Aerial Yoga on Aerial Hammocks Program offers a wide range of exercises that deepen the posture and, thus, our inner experience of each posture.
This program is open to absolute beginners, as well as those with some experience.
-developing body strength;
You’re welcome to join and luxuriate in your body-mind connection.
The short face Yoga program was part of my Yoga Teacher Training education in 2003. Few exercises with the emphasis on eye activation were what I learned, explored, and practiced until 2017 when I discovered the Tao Face Yoga program.
At that period of my life, it was exactly what I needed to boost my exhausted hormone system and bring it back to balance.
Combined with my Micromovement Yoga approach I managed to make the most out of it and reach great results. Therefore I am sharing this beautiful knowledge with you!
Face yoga program for hormonal balance is composed of more than 21 exercises with the focus on the face, neck, and cranial areas resulting in:
· Toning of muscles and decreasing of wrinkled areas - reducing the wrinkles around the mouth, nasolabial folds, sagging cheeks, sagging jowls, double chin, eye bags, puffy eyes, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines
· Better facial circulation and blood flow
· Positive impact on the endocrine system and organs
The program is designed to slowly guide you from the simple to more complex exercises. In each session, you will get to know the benefits of the exercise we are going to learn, its connection to the glands and organs, and details that are important for the best possible performance and top results.
With regular practice of this program, you will feel better, have more energy, and look younger.
We have around 57 facial muscles! Muscles that are not activated, with time, tend to lose their volume and position. Activating facial as well as scull muscles helps tighten the muscles, increases blood flow, and brings more oxygen to the skin. Impulses of this activation are proven to affect pineal and pituitary glands situated in our brain, as well as the hypothalamus.
Other exercises that activate the neck area activate thyroid and parathyroid glands. As every part of the face is also connected to a different organ, by activating that specific area of our face, we are also making an impact on our organs as well as glands linked to those organs. Thus, with the face yoga practice, we are not only toning our muscles and reducing wrinkles but also influencing our endocrine system.
This way we are helping to maintain our body’s homeostasis. All exercises are performed with the focus on deep breathing and this helps that more toxins are freed from our bodies.
I have many customers that wish to combine different programs that I teach. For that reason, I have created the Special Offer - a private class that is designed according to your wishes and needs and can be held online or in-person.
Private lessons are my specialty. Devoting to one person and scanning the posture and movement in order to create the most effective program is my goal.
In the Special Offer program, we will go through a short questionnaire. Based on your answers you will be provided with 1h 30min of one-to-one program. Depending on the case we will have one or more private sessions to reach the goal.
Special Offer can combine Face Yoga, Micromovement Yoga, Aerial Yoga programs with Aerial Silks and Aerial Workout programs.
Discover, explore & enjoy your potentialsals
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