"Be yourself, do yoga" is my motto. I believe that in order to discover your true nature, you should practice yoga in a way that is aligned with your personality and needs. I will guide you on that journey, whether you like a dynamic practice which detoxes your body and mind or you prefer to inhabit each posture for longer and achieve meditative stillness. In my classes, I balance physical and subtle aspects of yoga and I combine ancient techniques with modern scientific knowledge.
Szymon is the founder of 5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement in Poland (www.yoga5elements.com). He teaches a blend of Vinyasa, Power, Restorative and Yin Yoga in Kraków.
Szymon has a PhD in Life Sciences and work experience in the healthcare sector, but his passion for work with people and for Global Health led him to India, where he worked as a researcher and volunteer for four years, from 2010. During that time he also deepened his knowledge and practice of yoga, dance with therapeutic elements and Thai massage.
He studied with several teachers from various traditions for over 1,500 hours and he obtained diplomas of Yoga Teacher, Yoga with Therapeutic elements and Thai Yoga Massage therapist. Szymon has led over 6,500 hours of private and group classes for people with various needs, including the blind and people with mental disability, as well as yoga with therapeutic elements and prenatal yoga sessions. Prior to his stay in India, he practised various meditation methods for 14 years.
In work with students, Szymon values constant dialogue and adaptation of practices to individual needs. He believes that the practice of yoga and dance should serve us to connect with our true nature.
Szymon is also the main creator of the syllabus of RYT Teacher Training Courses in the school. His scientific background combined with over a decade of meditation practice has enabled him to create a unique program which blends ancient traditions of yoga with cutting-edge scientific discoveries. He believes that all concepts can be learnt through experimentation and self-discovery, rather than through memorizing and intellectualizing.