About Beata

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Beata Gebredere
Certified Iyengar® yoga teacher

For more than 20 years I’ve been practicing Iyengar yoga and that’s what I teach. 

 

This method is known for its precise instructions and strict sequencing, going from the simplest movements to more advanced ones, from feet to head, from superficial layers towards the inner Self. Though it sounds very serious, there’s a lot of humor in the class and we laugh a lot. 

 

The classes are like a dialogue between the participants and me, between them and their own bodies.

 

By doing the movement, we ask the questions and search for the answers and the reaction. The pace and intensity of the class are always different, but the result is the same – happy body and peaceful and quiet mind.

I was introduced to yoga at the age of 17 by my mother-in-law, who was my first yoga teacher. One day, she asked me to assist her during her classes.

In those years I also met Faeq Biria, the devoted student of Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar, who lives and teaches in Paris, leads Iyengar teacher training programs and does teacher assessments all over the world. Asana practice under his guidance was very physically demanding, but as a result brought a lot of happiness and light. Mr. Biria, using his deep knowledge of classical yoga texts and philosophy, demonstrated to us the importance and meaning of asana and pranayama practice, as well as other petals of ashtanga yoga described by Patanjali, as one’s attempts to meet the inner Self.

 

Already teaching a group of students, I joined an Iyengar yoga teacher training program in Poland and received my Introductory II certificate from Ramamani Iyengar yoga institute (Pune, India) in 2003.

 

For two years I assisted with teacher training in Latvia for the yoga students from Latvia and Lithuania. I also organized and lead workshops for beginners and advanced yoga students.

I loved to work with teenagers during dynamic Iyengar yoga classes which helped them to grow strong both physically and emotionally.

 

For a better understanding of body mechanics and structures, as well as a desire to help those with functional and muscular disorders, I completed a bachelor degree as a Physical Therapist. 

 

My personal practice has changed a lot with pregnancy and raising children. It has become more restorative and gentler and has helped me to realize, both with the mind and the body, the restrictions that other practitioners, who are not always young and fit, meet when they start or continue doing yoga. 

 

I continue my studies on the yoga mat and am very happy to share my knowledge and experience with others. 

 

What I like about Iyengar yoga is that it is the clear path to your true source, the system of self-discipline which requires only persistence and courage to roll out your mat every day.

From there, the real journey begins...

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