I am a certified yoga teacher (RYT 500), progressive constellations facilitator, and book author.
I help my clients on their journey of self-growth, and cultivating inner balance and harmony. My asana and meditation sessions are geared towards helping you reduce stress, find your optimal posture alignment, better your breathing, and strengthen your body and mind as a whole.
Born in New Zealand, and of Croatian nationality, my personal and professional journey extends across different countries around the world, including Canada, Portugal, Thailand, Indonesia, China, and my now permanent residence, Chile.
My interest in the mind-body connection goes back to my teenage years, during which I took yoga classes as part of my ballet & dance training.
Although I completed my formal education, in Hotel and Tourism Management, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and worked in both fields for a number of years, my passion for healthy living and self-development, inspired me to continue my studies in, and fully dedicate myself to, yoga, wellness and progressive constellations.
I completed my first Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in Zagreb, Croatia at the Nava Power Yoga & Pilates Studio (2008), under the tutelage of Nikki Colon and Steven Liebes. I then taught Power Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa at several studios in Zagreb, before deciding to further widen my knowledge in yoga.
My yoga education journey continued at the internationally renowned yoga school – Centered Yoga Institute (Samahita Retreat), in Thailand (2011), under the tutelage of Paul Dallaghan. It was at the same institute and retreat center, where I worked as a wellness director and yoga teacher for a couple of years. At Samahita, I had the opportunity to manage detox, weight loss, and stress management programs, as well as lead wellness retreats and teach yoga to thousands of students.
Subsequently, I spent a couple of more years in Asia, working for a start-up yoga, wellness and martial arts resort in Bali, as business developmemt director and yoga teacher, followed by another teaching & consulting position in Beijing, China. In addition to yoga, it was also a time I spent training the Indonesian White Crane Silat (martial art) and deepened my knowledge of the body, mind and breath connection.
Upon moving permanently to Chile in 2016, I decided to pursue my long-time dream of running an independent yoga business. During this time I also enrolled in an extensive progressive constellations facilitator training at the Instituto Luz Rodríguez, and obtained my certification in 2019.
From that point to leading my most recent project, Systemic Yoga, it has been a long journey of learning and evolution.
With a strong conviction that learning is a lifelong commitment, I regulary take continuing education courses, and attend workshops and seminars, with internationally distinguished teachers such as, David Keil, Leslie Kaminoff, Anthony Prem Carlisi & Radha Heather Carlisi, Nathania Stambouli, and others.
Relevant teaching certificates:
- 200 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training / Nava Power Yoga Zagreb, Croatia
- 200 hour Yoga Foundations Teacher Training / Centered Yoga Institute Thailand
- 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training / Centered Yoga Institute Thailand
- 50 hour Comprehensive Yoga Anatomy Course for yoga teachers / Yoga Anatomy Institute