MY JOURNEY TO YOGA
Early on, I was exposed to many different gurus and teaching lineages-but my growth came out of practicing a particular approach and letting go of my ego to go under my teachers’ direct guidance. Paul Dallaghan had the greatest influence on my journey. With his focus on classical Pranayama and traditional Asana Practice, the main source for my ongoing growth, Paul is my primary teacher. I have also spent a lot of time practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy at DWD Center in Toronto.
It isn’t so much that I sought out my teachers or made any kind of decisions; it’s more that the path had me. I realized at some point that, in fact, I knew nothing and that the best I could do was commit wholeheartedly to the practice. As I continue to do today, I simply aimed to understand it, apply it, live it, and then pass it on in the realm of teaching. I studied with many leading yoga teachers spending much time in Mysore, India, while my training and ongoing personal practice has given me an intimate understanding of Asana, with specific expertise on how to teach it to others. My approach to Asana remains firmly rooted in tradition even as it goes beyond the confines of current Mysore Ashtanga. It serves as a solid base to explore and teach many from varied backgrounds. The essence of how to approach the Asanas is what I have learnt most from many years of long committed practice in Ashtanga. This essence can be applied and modified to suit each individual which I try to do with intelligence and truth.I also have a very strong interest in health, and this is why I went to study Ayurveda (an ancient Indian medicine) which is helping people to get better saving lives for thousands of years. I treat people at my clinic trying to pass on the benefits of this natural medicine
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Yogini – Mother- Educator – Entrepreneur Vicky lives with her husband and 3 kids in Athens, Greece where she is teaching daily running a busy life being a mother to 3 (:. She is a dedicated advanced practitioner and teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Kriyas and adjustment techniques. Vicky is also an ayurvedic therapist.
She mentors teachers, runs long-term apprentice programs and leads yoga workshops, trainings and yoga retreats internationally. Vicky has studied extensively within various traditions in the Yoga tradition, and continues to practice, research and explore this vast and amazing world. She is a devoted, long-term student of Paul Dallaghan in the lineage of Kaivalyadham. She returns to India each year to pursue her studies of Pranayama, Kriyas, Ayurveda, traditional scriptures and scientific research around yoga. Vicky teaches with careful adherence to the authentic teachings of Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama whilst encouraging each individual to explore the beauty of the practice for themselves. With a genuine dedication to the growth and development of her students, her way of teaching integrates her profound knowledge of the breath and Pranic energy, subtle and physical anatomy, with yogic principles. She offers an including, warm and inspiring space open for personal exploration and transformation. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of this practice shines through in her attentive, insightful and inspirational teaching..