I was born and raised in Kazakhstan. After 16 years experience in corporate world one day I shifted to Yoga. 9 years of self practice and almost 5 years of teaching. My main teaching experience took place in India, Trimurti Yoga School. In South Goa and Himalayas.
I was really lucky to have a deep 2.5 years experience as basic and senior teacher in TTC for multistyle 200 program: Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin for groups of 20-35 students, Aside from practice on the mat I gave theory classes on: anatomy, art of breath, modern inlook into chakras, art of teaching, alignment and adjustment. I was also holding space for weekly Sharing Circles where we were exchanging actual issues or questions with students. My task was to mediate a safe place where they are able to express and share and receive support from team if needed. I was involved in mentoring students during their practical exams through observation and giving a structural feedback.
I am grateful for gaining experience of senior teaching in 300 hours - Yin and Yang program. A mix of Yoga, 5 elements and TCM. Exploring how all these can be implemented in self practice and in teaching.
Today I am opened to teach in other programs of TTCs. And I have also started a new project called Woman of Wisdom recently. Through various body, mind and emotion work I guide women to recover their femininity and physciology through self practice. This is a heart melting project for me. I am travelling around world giving workshops and retreats.
My goal is to find cooperation between mind and body. To be aware of the fact that your anatomy, life experience, desires and even thoughts are different from others. As if there is no 1 diet for everyone. Same way our bodywork differs from others'. But learning and developing proprioception - ability to sense position of body without looking at it - can improve health and practice.
Body for asana. Not the other way round. Modifying poses and actually "hearing" the needs of body - this is my belief.
Apart from above mentioned styles I teach and practice: Qi Gong, Dance therapy, dynamic and still meditations, Dao feminine practice, pranayama. Yin yoga with myofascial release - is 1 of my favorite styles.
In my hands-on approach I invite Reiki to help me, 2nd level.
Guided Somatic Dialogue - is a 1-1 therapy where I verbally guide the person through body, finding blocks, pain and emotions. Visualization, breath, deep relaxation are the methods here. Person is able to face issues and release in intense but safe way.
Somatic breath - I guide a group of maximum 10 people through dynamic healing breath. Similar to rebirthing, shamanic breath. Also very intense and dynamic emotional release.
My curiosity of my body and life motivates me to search, try and share every day. I follow the requirements of Yoga Alliance and my statys today is ERYT-200, RYT-500. But for me connecting to people and understanding them is much more important than any paper. Thank you for giving me opportunity to talk about what I love here and to be heard.