I fell in love with Yoga during my first visit to a yoga class in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2000. Previously I trained in martial arts and karate with Rensei Stoyan Tsvetkashki, so focus, balance, strength, self-discipline and meditation were something I was familiar with.
I arrived in Brighton in 2002 and practiced Ashtanga yoga with Russell Case at Brighton Natural Health Centre. I was fortunate to deepen my knowledge of yoga in India in 2006 where I took informal training in Ashtanga yoga with the daughter of Sri Pattabhi Jois - Saraswati for a month, as well as informal training in Ashtanga Swara yoga with Master Siresh and Jonathan Patriarca. I met wonderful people, studied traditional Indian drawing with Anand in Mysore, katak dance in Varanasi, visited Osho’s resort in Puna, Sarnat, Goa and Hampi and I travelled around India and Nepal for 6 months. My dream to visit the holiest place on Earth came true and I was filled with happiness.
On my second visit to India in 2015 I studied with Bhoomaji and Yogeshananda in Kerala and fully certified as a yoga teacher in traditional Hatha yoga, 200hr Yoga TTC. This course was one of the highlights of my life, which had a transforming effect on me.
The complete transcendental understanding of Yoga came after I took two traditional meditation courses of Vipassana in Dhamma Dipa Vipassana Centre in Herefordshire, UK. If you would like to join this donation-based retreat, it will change your life. More info here www.dhamma.org