Daria began her yoga journey in 2008. She quickly became interested in Forrest Yoga and travelled across the world to train with Ana Forrest and completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training in Hong Kong. Her curiosity and fascination with anatomy and biomechanics of the human body sent her to Thailand where she begun her journey with an international yoga teacher, author, acupuncturist and health & wellness specialist, Tiffany Cruikshank, creator of Yoga Medicine with whom she is completing the 500 hour certification.
Students often say that her appetite for yoga and movement is infectious. Daria strongly believes in finding ease in the movement, feeling free, understanding how our body works and utilising this knowledge to apply yoga along with massage as medicine. Daily practice strengthened her own injured spine, and it was that injury that started Daria's fascination with the human body and its biomechanics.
Daria is trained in full body massage, myofascial release, Thai massage and Chinese medicine. She also completed the Professional Thai Massage 150 Hour training at the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
She admires and continues to learn from many inspirational teachers: friend and a Forrest Yoga teacher Finlay Wilson, internationally recognised teachers: Tara Stiles, Dharma Mitra, Kathryn Buding, Jason Crandell, Brian Campbell and indirectly: Thich Nhat Hanh, Iyengar and Krishnamacharya.
Daria also completed the Forrest Yoga mentorship with the Guardian, Sandra Heider. Excitingly, Daria was a volunteer at the Elephant Conservation Rescue Centre near Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, and had a privilege to care for these remarkable creatures but also teach yoga for the visitors of the Centre. Daria is a 'professional world traveller'. In winter 2014/2015 she travelled across Asia, learning and exploring this incredibly fascinating part of the world. She certified as an Open Water Diver and begun her underwater adventure.