I started practising yoga more seriously in 2013, when I discovered ashtanga yoga, which has literally changed my life. Back then I worked as a lawyer many hours overtime, I was badly stressed out, my personal life was falling apart, and I was angry at myself for letting all this happen. Yoga was the only thing that I was always looking forward to. Soon I got completely absorbed by it. It didn´t take long till I left everything behind, and went to study yoga in the city of Mysore located in the south of India, from where once ashtanga spreaded it to the whole world. Mysore enchanted me so much that ever since I regularly return there to study with my teacher.
In Mysore, I studied first with R. Saraswathi Jois (Sri Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute), and then with Bharat Shetty, long-term student of BKS Iyengar, and Pratima Giridhar (Aananda Yoga India), where I later took my teacher training Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hours. Also I encounted very interesting and inspiring teachers such as David Swenson, with whom I took a teacher training for ashtanga primary series (yoga chikitsa), followed by a teacher training of intermediate series (nadi shodana) with Manju Jois.
Nevertheless, my perception of yoga as a way of life turned into a new direction when I met my teacher Vinay Kumar (Prana Vashya Yoga Shala) in Mysore. Vinay helped me to understand that yoga is not only about yogaasana practice, but it has much more to offer and it can finally open our eyes. Later Vinay also authorised/certified me to teach prana vashya yoga, which he established and started spreading to the world.
To my students, I endeavour to give what I have learnt, to inspire them with great enthusiasm to their own personal practice of yoga not only on their yoga mats but also in their lives, and to share with them the energy, inner peace and joy, which yoga brings :-) I believe that there is only one yoga and everyone can find in it what they are looking for in their lives at the moment, and as such get through the wonderful yet sometimes difficult journey to the self-realisation.