This practice determines my life path and sets my priorities. Each day I choose to love what arises, transform what doesn't serve my growth and holds me back, work gently with my weaknesses and feel connected to all existence.
Starting Ashtanga Yoga in early age and working through many challenges, physical, emotional and daily ones brought by life's scenarios, I have learnt that having this practice gives me tools to be both soft and strong.
I remember thinking and feeling, after my first Ashtanga practice, that I want to dive into it fully and keep it for lifetime. One year later, I travelled to Mysore. Since then I continue to practice with Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois and teachers dedicated to the traditional lineage of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Shri R. Sharath Jois and Shri R. Saraswati Jois, whose life and practice inspire me to be a better human.
Sharath's guidance gives me faith and clarity. His often reminded concept of four D:
discipline, dedication, determination and devotion, resonates deeply with me.
I truly admire his hard work and perseverance to keep sharing this practice with students from all over the world.
In 2014, I was honored to receive his blessing to teach Ashtanga Yoga.
In 2017 Sharmila Desai opened the doors to Ashtanga Yoga Morjim in Goa and since then I have been practicing under her guidance, learning both, healing practice of conscious breathing and asanas and implementing lessons of yoga in my daily life's duties.
Early mornings in silence and half- light, healing space that she holds for us, her example of being a teacher, mother, nature lover and activist in sharing authentic yoga, time spent in her blossoming garden and precious conversations are the most beautiful lessons and memories that will keep putting the light on my own truth and on my yoga path.
With her encouragement and heartfelt support, I came back to Poland to start a new chapter - teaching a traditional Mysore Ashtanga program in my own Shala in Warsaw. MERU Shala welcomes practitioners of all ages in all stages of life.