My mission and passion is to guide, support, and empower people
To elevate their art of caring for themselves and their loved ones. I believe that sharing, collaboration, support, and kindness are sources of strength which drive succes and happiness… competition and artifice do not. We all matter and need support. We all need to care for ourselves, each other, and our planet.
I support my clients by providing a safe, compassionate environment, and a high quality experience, so that they can live a joyful life and realize its full potential.
What will we work on?
Health and wellbeing are usually defined as a combination of 4 pillars which are interconnected and influenced by each other:
- Physical health
- Mental & emotional health
- Social health (relationships)
- Spiritual health
How are we going to work?
I draw on my 20 years experience in the field of body & mind work that includes evidence-based practices which enhance all components of health and wellbeing.
Move – the art of mindful and healthy movement and loving body awareness
Breathe – the art of pausing, mindful breathing, and meditation
Grow – the art of self-study; discovering one’s needs, worth, values, and lifepurposes… and living by those principles
Each of these three components – move. breathe. grow. – might vary from person to person. There is no universal recipe or “app” for happiness. Comparisons and competition lead to suffering. Everyone needs to discover their own path and I am here to support, guide and empower you to find yours.
move. breathe. grow.
and let the joy flow
The methods I use
Yoga is a holistic system of human beings’ health, wellbeing and life in harmony with the rest of the world. Yoga is a philosophy of union. Nothing in the world works in isolation. Yoga addresses physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and one’s higher wisdom and purpose.
There are many disciplines of yoga. Traditionally they include:
- Physical poses (asanas)
- Breathing exercises (pranayama)
- Philosophy and life-style recommendations – study, journaling or discussions on life purpose, one’s worth, personal values and relationships to self, others and the world.
The benefits of yoga have been researched by modern science and thousands of studies confirmed the positive effects on health and wellbeing, including:
- Postural alignment improvement;
- Support and life quality improvement during treatment of chronic diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, IBS, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and others;
- Stress reduction and support of treatment of mental and psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety, ADD, PTSD, OCD, schizophrenia, eating disorders;
- Sleep quality improvement;
- Improvement of overall physical and mental health.
Yoga psychology system combines the ancient knowledge of yoga, ayurveda and modern psychology.
As Ashley Turner, clinical psychologist, yoga teacher and founder of the Yoga Psychology Program – Yoga.Psyche.Soul – says:
“ Every practice and dialogue assumes the inherent perfection and innate wisdom in the technology of the body-mind complex. Life knows how to live itself. We are setting up the most optimal environment for thriving to occur. This work is based on affirming our precious value, rather than pathologizing our symptoms – There is nothing wrong with us!
Every approach, diagnosis, dialogue and treatment is based on simultaneously addressing all layers of Self – The golden triangle of Body – Mind – Spirit. Disease or “dis-ease” occurs from a state of separateness among one’s psychological, physical and spiritual selves. Whereas health is a state of connection among the three. Therefore: Yoga Psychology is a process of transformation through integration.”
Yoga is not a one-off fitness routine or exercise regime. Yoga is a very complex discipline and a subject of life-long study. Only committed teachers with thousands of hours of professional study and experience are qualified to use all its healing tools appropriately and effectively. I’m deeply grateful to all my teachers from around the world, who guided me through this life long process. Despite the thousands of hours of training and experience teaching and guiding students and clients, I humbly continue this deep life-long study, myself being forever a yoga student.
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds.
Research shows many health benefits of Pilates:
- increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing
- It develops strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles (core strength)
- It teaches coordination – both muscular and mental
- improves body posture and balance
- improves bone density and joint health
- develops positive body awareness
Pilates teaches body balance, control and awareness on the mat, and that capacity spills over into daily life.
Resources and more on Pilates: www.pilatesmethodalliance.org
I’m trained to teach Pilates on the mat and on special apparatus (Reformers and Chair), with the leading professional schools of this method in the world – the Balanced Body University and Stott Pilates. I’ve hundreds of hours of specialized training in this method including the use of Pilates in physiotherapy.
“Mindfulness is a skill of paying purposeful attention to the present moment, accepting it as it unfolds, without judgement, analysing or expectations; with curiosity and kindness.”
Mindfulness is said to have originated in Buddhist thinking and meditation practice over two and a half thousand years ago.
Over the last 30 years, mindfulness has become secularised and simplified to suit a Western context. In the 1970s research findings about the ability of meditation to reduce unhealthy psychological symptoms triggered interest in mindfulness as a healthcare intervention. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Medical Centre at the University of Massachusetts introduced the first eight week structured mindfulness skills training programme which gave considerable psychological, and some physical relief to patients experiencing intractable severe pain and distress from a wide range of chronic physical health conditions.
In the last 30 years there has been a lot of research done on the health benefits of Mindfulness. Mindfulness worldwide is finding ways into healthcare, education, sports, performing arts and business world.
Based on evidence, mindfulness has following benefits:
- Stress reduction
- Improvement of concentration and memory
- Increase of empathy and compassion towards self and others
- Overall improvement of physical and mental health (e.g. reduction of inflammation on the epigenetic level, support with treatment of depression, anxiety or eating disorders)
Sample of research on benefits of mindfulness:
I would like to thank my mindfulness teachers and mentors including Kevin Hawkins, Tony Ackerman, Amy Burke, Ashley Turner and the team of Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK – where I got my certification to teach Mindfulness to children and teens. I’m also very grateful for all the teachers of the Czech Mindfulness Club from whom I continuously learn and get inspired.
Embody Love Movement®
Body-image, self-respect and self-compassion
The mission of the organisation Embody Love Movement® is:
“to resource all self-identifying girls and women to reclaim beauty on their terms by building self-approval and cultivating compassion for themselves and others.”
ELM workshops are interactive and transformative experiences specially designed for specific age groups. Each workshop takes participants through an embodied journey that changes the way they see and treat themselves and each other. It includes exercises that create a safe container for emotional expression, expose media myths, change the conversation from criticism to kindness, and teach self-worth and purpose. Participants discover that their bodies are more than objects to be compared and evaluated, but instead a temple for their beautiful souls.
I’m the only facilitator of this program in Central Europe certified directly by the founder Dr. Melody More, clinical psychologist and yoga teacher.
I facilitate ELM workshops for girls and adult women for the general public and in schools.