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.
Also, before embarking on the path of yoga, wellness, and systemic therapy journey, I completed my formal education in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and worked in both fields. In fact it was work-related stress that initially motivated me to dive deeper into yoga, and find more balance in my life !
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 part-time, at several studios in Zagreb, before deciding to further deepen my knowledge in yoga.
Subsequently, I continued my education at the internationally renowned yoga school – Centered Yoga Institute (Samahita Retreat), in Koh Samui, 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.