I immigrated to Canada from my war-torncountry (ex Yugoslavia) in 1995, after graduating from the University of Belgrade and receiving extensive training in counseling psychologyand therapy (Psychodynamic and Geshtalt approach) . I became a full timeYoga and meditation teacher as well as a Yoga Therapist in 2001. Over the last thirteen years, I been studying and practicing Dharma with Theravadan, as well Tibetan schools, and serve as a Meditation Guide at the Shambhala Lineage.
I havecompleted over 1,500 hours of yoga and meditation trainingincluding 200 hrs Kundalini Yoga, 800 hrs inVijnana Yoga with master teachers ( 30 + years of daily practice) Gioia Irwin and Orit Se Gupta, couple of month longmeditation retreats, and have a life commitment to study and practice Dharma.
I am deeply grateful to allmyteachers: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham (Shambhala International), Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini Research Institute (Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma), Gioia Irwin (Hatha, Vijnana Yoga), Gil Headley (Integral Anatomy), Thomas W. Myers (Anatomy Trains), Howard Jones (glimpses of Anatomy), Andrew Feldmár ( Ethics and politics of experience), and the somatic body mind centering teacher Bonny Bainbridge Cohen.
My personal practice is less "doing" and more "un-doing", and making room for living, moving, breathingYoga. I aspire to cultivate this in my teachings, inmy service to others, society and the environment.