My yoga journey started with Zipi Winner- B.K.S Iyengar closest student and certified teacher.
I was 11 years old. At that point, I had no idea that Yoga is what we were doing…. The only thing I knew was that after each session I was filled with unconditional divine bliss. So I kept on going…
After two years of practicing with Zipi I understood that yoga is an inseparable part of my life and I decided to go deeper. I started my Vedanta studies & yoga practice at the Sivananda yoga center in Tel Aviv. I was 13 years old. I grew up in this center and after few years did my first Yoga Teacher Training program with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta school.
Along with my yoga studies I developed a professional career as an international ballet dancer (Madrid, Zurich, TLV). The yoga practice supported me a lot in this field as well. My ballet career was very demanding, both on physical & emotional level. I know it for certain that the practice brought a lot of balance and peace into my life. Meeting & working with amazing choreographers, international tours, performing on the biggest stages in the world, crazy life rhythm and even crazier daily training routine….. All this was possible thanks to Yoga and it’s great effect in every step that I take.
At the age of 16, I discovered Pilates Due to an injury, I arrived at Dror Raz- an amazing physiotherapist that was (and still…) a specialist with dancers. He was one of the first to bring Pilates method to Israel. I have completely rehabilitated thanks to the great care of Dror & the practice of Pilates that was part of it.
I was in such awe from this method and from how it made me stronger that I decided to study it. I did my Pilates Teacher Training & specialized in Pilates for rehabilitation. I combine a lot of this knowledge in my yoga classes.
Together with my yoga training, I continued with more profound studies of the yoga philosophy. I did my first BA in Tel Aviv University, majoring in East Asian studies, specializing in Indian philosophy and Japanese culture. Afterward, I started my MA in East Asian studies and one more MA in philosophy of science. My research was mainly around the philosophy and culture of India, Japan, and China.
Among the many topics that I’ve studied & written about: The yoga sutras, Bhagavad Gita, the ancient Buddhism, the life of the Buddha, Gandhi and Moksha awareness, Daoism, Zen Buddhism and many more….
During my 11 years in the university, I’ve written a huge amount of articles in those topics. I’ve uploaded some of them here. You are most welcome to visit my articles page and read what is interesting for you.
With the years I had the privilege to meet Sri Dharma Mittra (New York). Studying with Dharma reminded me a lot the spirit of Shivananda yoga since he came from this linage… But, together with that, I was opened to a new, different & very dynamic practice. I went through my second Yoga Teacher Training with him
8 years ago my path came across with Ashtanga Yoga. I had the privilege to meet a dear man, wonderful teacher, an inspiration for life- Shimon Ben Avi. He was a direct student of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. After doing my third Yoga Teacher Training with him I also was his assistant in the following Teacher Training programs.
In 2008 I was in the foundation team of “Pure Studios” in TLV where I managed the professional team of teachers & instructors in the studio.
As for today, I study in KPJAYI- the central Ashtanga yoga institute that was founded by the late Sri .K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India.
I’m staying there for few months each year, studying with Saraswathi and R. Sharath Jois.
I’m giving Teacher trainings, yoga retreats and workshops around the world.
The yoga path made me realize that we have a very profound influence on each other and our way in the world is to share our gifts with the others.
I am very lucky to have the gift of yoga in my life & I want to share this gift with my students, to pass it on.
This way we keep on spreading the light of Yoga around the world:)