Yoga with Zena is fundamentally a healing practice.
Welcome to my website. I've had a long journey with learning various embodiment technique that help to change our patterns of stuckness in our lives. Creativity, strength and steadiness can be achieved, not just in theoretical understanding, but in actual practice, just with some simple, yet profound, practices. I'm happy to share my skills with you to help you on your journeys too.
My teaching style is gentle, intuitive and eclectic, drawing on various schools of body-mind practices including Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Continuum Movement, 5 Rhythms Dance, Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Experiencing, Bodynamics Psychotherapy and Embodied Anatomy. I love to teach! And I love to let all these wells of knowledge come through in my teachings.
Healing is a big part of my work too. Stress & trauma are not uncommon. They are everywhere. But they don't have to overtake us. Learning to deal with them in healthier ways is at the core of my practice.
I completed my 200hr CYT as a certified teacher in the Sivananda Ashram in 2009 and I have been teaching regularly ever since.
In 2018, I became a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) for trauma healing following a 3-year training approach founded by award-winning body-based psychotherapist Dr. Peter Levine. I've been assisting trainings international ever since, notably in Cairo and Budapest.
My private practice is also informed by Dr. Aline LaPierre's NeuroAffective Touch which addresses traumas in the earliest years of life, Lizbeth Marcher's Bodynamics which examines muscle tension patterns through the lens of developmental psychology, and Kate White's Foundations of Pre-natal & Perinatal Trauma which offers an integrative approach to healing birth, pre-birth and transgenerational trauma.