I have been practicing Yoga for eighteen years.  I became a teacher ten years ago, because I felt that I was ready to reach out to other people and share my experience with them.  My style is articulate, interactive and informal. 

I have 700 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification from the Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School, headed by JJ. Gormley.  JJ is continuing the Krishnamacharya tradition, currently under expert guidance by Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, his direct descendent.  JJ is a Yoga Therapist and I am also studying Yoga Therapy with her.  For many years I have studied with JJ Gormley, who founded Sun and Moon Studios in Virginia, where I initially obtained my 300 hour certification.  I also draw inspiration from workshops with other renowned teachers, such as Baxter Bell, Barbara Benagh and Doug Keller.  I find Yoga U Online a great resource and highly recommend it to any serious Yoga student.

I teach group classes at a local Yoga Studio, as well as at my house a few times a week.  I have a bright and cozy space that can fit up to eight students.  I also give private lessons.  I am certified to teach Pilates Mat classes as well, and in my Yoga classes I often combine the two into a fusion class, where Pilates and Yoga blend seamlessly to deliver a total mind and body experience. 

My latest undertaking is what I call "Liberated Yoga" - a structured approach to liberation in movement, breath, and mind.

I was born in Moscow, Russia, have a Master's degree in translation and interpretation, and work as a Russian interpreter, so my command of English and Russian languages has been my forte.  I teach a special class in Russian that is a lot of fun. 

Read more about my mission and vision as a Yoga teacher.