Even though I was born in ex-Yugoslavia and have lived in Malaga for 10 years, I have always felt as a cosmopolitan. I spent years travelling and working on cruise ships before settling in Malaga. I graduated from Arabic Philology and Literature and English as a second language and I worked as an English teacher for 8 years. Despite moving quite often and a lot of changes, yoga was always there for me when I needed some moments of peace and introspection and it helped me deal with fears and anxiety. I chose to become a teacher so that I can share my experience and serve other people.
Certificates & teacher trainings
29 Nov-1 Dec Yin Yoga (20 hrs), Veni Tissesn, founder of Yin Yoga Spain, Yoga Aliance
Oct 2018- August 2019 Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (320 hrs), Inspirare Malaga, accredited by Miguel Cervantes European University
1- 29 January 2019 Hatha-Vinyasa Advanced Teacher Training (300 hrs), Himalayan Yoga Association, Rishikesh, India (500hr RTYA)
Abril 2018 Hatha-Ashtanga-Pranayama-Philosophy (25hrs), Rishikul, Rishikesh, India
October 2017-June 2018 Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training (200 hrs), Yogashala Institute, Marbella, Yoga Alliance
2017-2018 Myofascial Yoga (60 hrs), Yoga Kula Huelva
2016 Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga by Sadie Nardini (25 hrs)
October 2015-June 2016 Yoga Teacher Training (300 hrs), IOMFIT Malaga, accredited by European Yoga Alliance
Practicing Hatha yoga sporadically since 1999, until 2009, when I discovered Vinyasa and Power; since then mostly Vinyasa Flow and Power Vinyasa but also Ashtanga, Restorative and Yin as per need.
Due to the teacher trainings I have done, I have practiced or at least tried almost all the other yoga styles: Kundalini, Iyengar, Aerial Yoga, Rocket, etc.
This is the reason why in my classes I combine different styles and I find it difficult to name classes I teach. Sometimes a Vinyasa class feels more like slower paced Ashtanga, and sometimes it is a mixture of Hatha-Vinyasa with a Yin/restorative ending.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR since April 2016 private classes, Violeta Yoga; Mindfulness y Psicologia, sporadically IOMFIT Pilates &Yoga Center, Malaga.
TRAINER AND EXAMINER at teacher trainings.
Tutor at an Intensive Teacher Training Course in July 2019, IOMFIT Pilates & Yoga Center, Malaga.
YOGA & MINDFULNESS RETREATS:
Since June 2017 collaborating with Mabel Laguna, psychologist and Mindfulness Instructor.
Ivana has been practising yoga for 20 years and nearly 4 sharing her practice with other practitioners. Only more than a year ago she decided to quit her day job as an English teacher in order to dedicate herself to what she is passionate about and live her own dharma: yoga. Yoga Centre Flow was founded in April 2019.