My Yoga Journey
Yoga has always been part of my life since I came in touch with it in my childhood. Later on I discovered how powerful yoga is as a tool for healing on more than just a physical level. The conscious movement of the physical body touched the deeper levels of my being. My personal yoga is a healing journey that guides me to the most hidden and unattended parts of myself. Since 2013 I am blessed to have students, who trust me to teach them. This is a calling and a profession. As a teacher I point possible directions of practice and activity to my students in full respect of their independence, individuality and the knowledge they bring to the class.
As a feminist I believe in the yoga as a tool for social change. The transformation and healing process is an act of political resistance to the unjust neoliberal and patriarchal system. The internal and personal journey is one aspect of yogic activism, but more importantly I aim to form alliances for social change, listen to and empower yogis at the margins and make yoga more accessible.
I have always had a critical mind. In my undergraduate studies I found my love for critical theory, queer theory and postcolonial studies. Theorizing is a powerful tool of emancipation. In my first teacher training many questions about yoga philosophy, ethics in yoga classes and the lack on inclusivity of yogic spaces remained unanswered. I looked for it at Uni and had to realize that the field of yoga studies is shockingly uncritical. To change that and go deeper I went to further my studies of yoga SOAS. My academic interest is at the intersection of modern yoga, feminism and critical theory. I aim to show ways of how the teaching of yoga need to change in order to realize its full potential as a catalyst od change and emancipation.
- 200h Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training at Wiener Yogaschule (Austria)
- 3 years (620h) of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Sebastian Kneipp Akademie with Monika Swoboda (Germany)
- BA in International Development at University of Vienna (Austria)
- MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS (London)
Founded in 2017 YSK is the first yoga school is Kosovo conduction yoga teacher training. I am involved as a founding member and lead teacher in YSK
This festival aims to bring international yoga teachers to Kosovo, spread yoga and connect people in peace. As an organiser of the 3rd edition I planned the program, coordinated and promoted the Shanti Yoga Fest internationally.