Jovan Nikolic is the Owner and Director of the AV108 Yoga School and a certified Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200 & RYT500) with US Yoga Alliance and a member of International Yoga Federation. He is a passionate, inspiring and highly dedicated teacher, who embodies the essence of Ashtanga Yoga. For more than 8 years now, Jovan has based himself in India, practicing and studying both yoga and buddhist meditation. Here, he has developed a deep understanding for both the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga, which have now become an integral part of his life. Three years ago, Jovan started teaching yoga internationally, spreading his love and knowledge. He has already conducted various Teacher Training Courses, Intensives, Workshops, Master Classes and Retreats in India, Philippines as well as in Spain. Jovan’s way of teaching is known to be energetic, motivating, insightful and challenging. He always emphasizes the importance of uniting deep rhythmic breathing with movement and awareness. Under his supervision, students gain the strength, stamina and flexibility to move through the asanas. He has the ability to work with a wide range of individuals, from complete beginners to the advanced practitioners. Jovan teaches his students with sensitivity to their body and his adjustments are gentle and precise; safely teaching the depths of each asana. Jovan is particularly concerned with alignment and correct posture and guides his student to this end. His mission is to empower his students to embrace their yoga practice by letting go and discovering their true selves. Believing that through this process, his students will eventually reach their full potentials both physically and spiritually, living in peace and happiness and cultivating loving kindness and compassion to all sentient beings.
Today, Jovan maintains a strong individual practice, drawing from his personal experiences on the mat. He applies the lessons that he has learned to his teachings, offering a unique insight to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.