I first discovered Yoga 11 years ago in Dublin, mainly out of curiosity and wanting to experience the positive reviews we all hear about Yoga. It was a quite a strong physical class and I felt refreshed, energised and clear-minded. I have also discovered the slower, softer side of Yoga; Yin Yoga.... and never looked back.
Yoga became more than a physical practice to me. It is ongoing process of self-inquiry and development of the intelligence of the body through these ancient practices to live life with more gratitude and freedom.
Moving to Norwich in 2012, I started practising and later on, undertaking my 200 hours Hatha Yoga teacher training under the guidance of
Swami Atma Gyanam Saraswati from The Yoga Tree in Norwich, whose spiritual approach was a perfect balance of Yoga style to me.
A few months later I had completed an additional Yin Teaching course with Sarah Lo in the White Space Studio in Milton Keynes.
In November 2017 I deepened my knowledge and personal practice by finishing an advanced 300 hours teacher training in the Tantric Hatha Yoga tradition with Pranayama and Meditation in beautiful Bali with the
Zuna Yoga tribe thought by Katherine Girling & Everett Nevel.
I am continuing my learning & studies with trips to Mandala Ashram in Wales, where I get to explore Karma Yoga (The Yoga of Awareness in action) , Bhakti Yoga (The Yoga of the Heart), Gyana Yoga ( The Yoga of Inquiry and Insight), Nada Yoga (The Yoga of Inner Sound) and ancient Hatha/Tantra practices and meditations (The Yoga of Balance / Awakening Primal Energy) under the guidance of Swami Nishchalananda and his team within the lineage of Swami Satyananda.
In November 2018-July 2019 I have been initiated into practices and studies of Kriya Yoga (The Yoga of Circulating of Energy Flow).
In September 2019 I started co-running Happy Om Yoga Studio and started my online studies with Rod Stryker founder of ParaYoga. I have completed one of his master trainings in December (Tantra Shakti: The Power and Radiant Soul of Yoga)
Learning and studying brings me as much joy as teaching, so at the moment I am undertaking 300 hours Yoga and Ayurvedic studies through the American Institute of Vedic Studies founded and directed by Dr. David Frawley D. Litt.
At the core of my teaching lies my intention to inspire your heart to create a noticeable change on and off the mat; so You can live life with more joy, awareness and presence.
My classes are a place where you will be invited to meet yourself as you are, to slow down from the busyness of day to day life and re-connect to that part of you, which is always present, never changing and totally peaceful- one with the world- Your True Self.
I believe that Yoga reveals it's spark of insight and depth through regular practice and meditation.
When I am not practising, teaching yoga or studying yoga you will most likely find me walking in the woods, taking photographs, looking after my indoor jungle (I have almost 100 plants!), spending time with my favourite people, knitting, crocheting and learning how to live more greener.
Ivana Tara Prekopova
To live a most authentic life, You must loose your fear of living it wrong.