Founder & Coordinator of Akasha TTC
Irina lived in London for over 15 years and ran an international travel startup when she discovered the true benefits of yoga, over 8 years ago, and with it a passion for health & personal development. Irina qualified as a yoga teacher in Goa, India and holds E-RYT 200hr certificate by Yoga Alliance for Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with subsequent courses in Yin Yoga and anatomy, alignment and the art of yoga sequencing. Her style of teaching is very much geared towards healing the whole body emotional, physical and mental balancing aspects of meditation, breathing techniques and incorporating motivational stories to leave each student with a feeling of being at peace and centred. She does not advocate for Yoga as a workout and considers each class an opportunity to uncover more spiritual aspects within ourselves, as well as personalising the experience for her students whenever possible. She believes that we are not humans having a spiritual experience but spiritual beings having a human experience with all the trials and tribulations that come in life. Hence the class does not often end with savasana but a guide map for how to introduce yoga off the mat and into daily life.
From the beaches of Goa, participating in retreats & traditional ashrams, studying Ayurveda, practicing meditation with Buddhist monks in Tibet, hiking the Himalayas & integrating Bhakti Yoga, her journey motivated her to apply her yoga practice as an integrated part of a healthy lifestyle and to create the retreat experience for Akasha in Transylvania and the Akasha Escapes.
Connect with Irina here @namascape