ABOUT

ABOUT ME

My name is Ivana Jelincic. I am an international, certified, Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), progressive constellations facilitator & coach, and book author.

I  created Systemic Yoga, with a mission to guide you towards a better mind – body connection, on your journey of self-growth.

My yoga classes will help you learn the foundations of asana and meditation practice, tune into your breath, reduce stress, find your optimal posture alignment, strengthen your body & mind, and establish a solid self-practice.

The systemic coaching sessions are there to support you in the process of untangling personal or professional issues, by tapping into your family system dynamics and core beliefs, and equipping you with tools for self-empowerment.

Background

Born in New Zealand, and of Croatian origin, 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.

I have vast experience in teaching yoga, wellness consulting, coaching clients, leading retreats internationally,  working for some of the most renowned wellness resorts and yoga retreat centers in Asia, and running my own yoga center in Santiago de Chile.  

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.

I completed my first Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in Zagreb, Croatia at the Nava Power Yoga & Pilates Studio (2008), under the tutelage of teachers Nikki Colon and Steven Liebes. I taught Power Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa, at several studios in Zagreb, before deciding to further widen my knowledge in yoga.

My yoga education journey continued at the internationally renowned yoga school – Centered Yoga Institute (Samahita Retreat), in Thailand (2011), under the tutelage of teacher 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.

Subsequently, I spent a couple of more years in Asia, working for a start-up yoga, wellness and martial arts resort in Bali, as business developmemt director and yoga teacher, followed by another teaching & consulting position in Beijing, China.

Upon moving to Chile in 2016,  I decided to pursue my long-time dream of running an independent yoga & wellbeing business. During this time I enrolled in an extensive  Progressive Constellations facilitator training at the Luz Rodríguez Institute, Bilbao, Spain, and obtained my certification in 2019.

Since then, I have been integrating systemic work and yoga in my teaching and consulting, as I feel that the two methods complement each other perfectly on anyone’s journey of self-development, including my own. I published the book “Systemic Yoga – Four steps to overcoming unconscious fear“ in 2019 on the subject.

With a strong conviction that learning is a lifelong commitment, I constantly take continuing education  courses, and attend international workshops and seminars, within the fields of yoga, wellness, and systemic constellations.