I’m from Poland but I have a second home as well – India. If you don’t find me in any of these two, it means that I’m travelling and most probably indulging in one of my passions: yoga, photography or rock climbing/ hiking/ surfing.
I’ve been changing my location often in past years – from Switzerland, through Portugal and US, back to Europe and my home country to currently settling down in my home country again. There’s one element that dictates my heart where to go – and it is nature – mountains and oceans. They nourish my soul.
World is an amazing place.
And as long as I do what I love, I feel I am at home.
I studied cross-cultural studies and maybe that’s what developed my will to travel and get to know other cultures. Or maybe it developed because of my grandfather, who has been travelling all his life. Or thanks to my mom, who always encouraged me to listen to my inner voice.
I am a yoga teacher and a photographer.
I have begun practising ashtanga yoga in 2005 and straight after the first class it became my daily routine. In 2006 I have already been in India where I have been studying yoga ever since.
Since 2012 I have been returning to KPJAYI to practise with Sharath Jois Rangaswamy who is my main and beloved teacher. I was also honoured to receive his blessing in January 2014 and I was given the authorization Level 1 to teach Primary Series as taught by the KPJAYI. I was assisting in Shala during my study there in 2015 and 2016.
As a result I began to teach ashtanga yoga in its traditional way in yoga studios, in companies, and also as private lessons and in prison, where I was running a special yoga program for female inmates.
Since 2018 I have been returning to learn in Ashtanga Yoga Morjim. Sharmila Desai guides me into holistic practice of yoga and how yo apply what we discover into daily life’s duties. She also encouraged me to start my own traditional Shala.
I am also a pelvic floor therapist. I teach about menstrual cycle awareness. I want to support women in all stages of life, introduce yoga to teens and young women, assist during pregnancy and after giving birth, inspire to live in tune with laws of nature which our body reflects.
I also address problem of lack of self acceptance and common eating disorders and hold the space for open conversation about these problems.
My mother passed away 7 years ago and it developed my need to help patients suffering from cancer. Apart from inroducing asana and meditation practice to them, I also started to study Carl Simonton program for a more holistic approach to healing process.
I teach what I learned and experienced myself over these years. Yoga not only calms me down but also it makes me face my fears and limitations. It is an amazing practice that gives me opportunity to heal, observe myself and to get to know myself better. And teaches me daily to simply let go.
I am also happy I can combine this passion for yoga with my passion for photography as I take pictures of yoga practicioners from all over the world. I am a professional photographer and I focus on portraits, fashion, music and lifestyle photography. I catch in frames emotions, beauty and truth. I found this to be the best way to express who I am, what I see and where my mind goes while observing the the life.
I live a healthy lifestyle and I prepare my own food, using mostly vegan and gluten free products. I have just learnt a word that descrbies my eating habits best- Swiss Vegan. I love chocolate, cheese from time to time and drink Rivella while in mountains.
I also love life on the road and I don’t mind waking up early.
I like to have plans. And changing them.
I can honestly say I am a happy person. I love a man who loves me back. I have a few true friends. I constantly meet amazing and inspiring people. I do what I love to do. And I am free.