About The Teacher
Irena comes from a running and fitness background. Born in Bulgaria, she loves being in the outdoors and feeling the sense of power and wellbeing that physical exertion brings. Her passion for yoga started while still teaching Tae Bo and Aerobics but after moving to US in 2011 she explored yoga fully – Vinyasa, Power, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, Kundalini, etc.
Irena Taneva is a certified 500RYT Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher. She has been a lead teacher at Sampoorna Yoga for Mind, Body and Soul’s 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Teacher Trainings. She specialized in leading Alignment based Vinyasa Yoga classes, Ashtanga, Workshops, Moving Meditations so as more therapeutic styles such as Yin and Restorative Yoga.
Knowing the mind is an essential importance makes her further explore meditation techniques at Kopan Buddhist Monastery, Nepal and Osho Center, Pune. Drawn by the art of yoga she pursued a Thai Yoga Massage certification at Sunshine Network in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Irena is fun and lighthearted, she brings a playful approach, as well as deep understanding of yoga anatomy and philosophy to her students. Inspired by the kinetic movement of the human body and Corrective Exercise principles her classes have a strong focus on breath awareness and the mind-body connection. Her yoga trainings received in India along with a deep meditation practice from her time spent in Kopan Buddhist Monastery in Kathmandu have given her a deep knowledge of both the spiritual and physical aspects of Yoga.
She strongly believes that yoga is a personal journey in which the more you are able to embrace rather than fight your own limitations and vulnerabilities, the less limits they hold and the more balance and energy you experience. Yoga has brought a profound purpose to her life which she shares with others.Source: yogaforest.secure.retreat.guru