Primary StudioOxygen Yoga & Fitness - Sage Hill
Hi! I am Iva - a part time yoga teacher longing to make this passion for yoga a full time career!
I began practicing yoga when I started my first 'real' job after graduating university with a computer science degree. At the time, yoga was just one of the tools I used to move my body to offset the very sedentary job that I was doing. It didn't take long for yoga to become my passion, and now my primary type of exercise.
I first became a yoga teacher after completing a Sivananda based training in 2016, with a goal to deepen my own practice. This training opened my eyes to the more spiritual aspects of yoga, and ignited a desire to share this practice with others. Needless to say, I eventually started teaching in studios around Calgary, AB. The more I taught and practiced yoga asana, the more I was intrigued by the mechanics of the body, and was eager to learn more about movement in general. This led me to Lara Heiman's 'Redefining Yoga' podcast which I stumbled upon quite randomly, but ended up binge listening for hours on my work trips to another city. I simply couldn't get enough of the knowledge that was generously shared on the podcast, which eventually inspired me to sign up for Level 1 LYT teacher training.
Completing LYT Level 1 teacher training expanded my passion for yoga and functional movement even further. I have the burning need to share this practice and the knowledge that I gained with anyone who is willing to listen, and currently that includes my students at the studio I teach at in Calgary, as well as subscribers to my YouTube channel where I've started uploading short LYT style practices for yogis around the world to enjoy. I also offer private, in person, and Zoom-based yoga classes. Classes are offered in English and Serbian.
If you'd like to connect, either to chat, learn more, or book a class, feel free to email me, or send me a message through Facebook or Instagram.
Let's get LYT together!