I started hatha yoga in 1995, and instantly fell deeply in love with that practice. It lead me to study Zen, Buddhism, spiritualism, and different traditions. From hatha I moved to ashtanga, then to other yoga styles. Ever since yoga and meditation have been a significant part of my daily life. I have always been dancing, moving, expressing myself with movement. We are made to move.
Year 2010 I decided to take a year off, and traveled around the world “Searching for a perfect yoga”. I tried near all styles from kundalini to bikram, and became attracted of Asian traditions. I did my first teacher training in hatha yoga (RYT 200) in Kerala, India.
In 2011 I went to yin yoga, and saw how it affected to my practice and daily life with its teachings and soft mindfulness. I wanted to know more. Since then I have deepened my studies in yin, Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Insight meditation and mindfulness.
I later studied Yin and Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation in Insight Yoga Institute with Sarah Powers, and I got more confidence of the benefits of yin practice. I practiced yin with Paul and Susie Grilley, Jo Phee, Victor Chng, Simon Low, Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier, and Helena Chacón Muñoz. I have done 280 hours of teacher trainings in yin.
I became more interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine, so I moved to Shanghai to teach yoga and study taichi and qigong in Shanghai International Qigong Research Institute, where I learned new relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Asia changed my teachings and mindset.
I teach hatha and yin&yang but I’m specialized in Pure Yin, which is based on these teachings. I love this holistic, mindful practice which is opens and purifies the body. More important is how it affects to our meridians, energy channels to let Qi- life energy run freely. It is important in our stressful lifestyle for balancing life.
Buddhist meditation means a lot to me. I have spent some time in Buddhist monasteries, and I lived in a spiritual city of Chang Mai in North Thailand. I have experienced some of my happiest, blissful moments in those monasteries.
I’m inspired of lifelong learning, giving and receiving. I will continue my studies in fascia, nutrition and mobility. I want to share my aspiration of living according to the seasons in harmony with the nature, eating pure food, cultivating the free flow of energy and heading to balance, mindfulness and longevity.
This creates our joyful spiral of free life, which became the logo of Zen Studio.