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Ashtanga Basics Polina Elencheva Sunday July 28th 11am

Polina believes that teaching is equivalent to inspiring. She is known for her dynamic style and keen eye to detail. Her approach to teaching is engaging and determined.

Polina discovered Ashtanga in 2015. The concept awakened curiosity and search for depth of knowledge. It was the beginning of a long journey of practice and study and not long afterwards teaching. She believes the Mysore style allows the student to internalize the process and explore within. The silence, the breath, the meditative movement, the personalization of each practice is where the beauty of the method lies. Following a set sequence like in Ashtanga provides a framework, a container within which freedom is found. The long–lived tradition is the map, the tools, and the guidance while teacher is just the facilitator. And it is all an experiment in search of intuitive knowledge of the self.

Polina's teachers include David Robson and Jelena Vesic. In 2018 she completed the Primary Intensive and the Assisting School programs at the ashtanga Yoga Center of Toronto. She also studied with Mark Robberds and Deepika Mehta and has benefited from the teachings of Natalia Paisano, Kino McGregor, Ajaj Tokas and Laruga Glaser. In 2019, she spent 6 months studing adjustments as a teacher apprentice in Ashtanga Mysore House under Natalia Paisano.