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ABOUT VANDA

Yoga Therapy  |  Nutrition  |  Ayurveda  |  Common Sense

Hi! I am Vanda, a yogini, yoga & meditation teacher, EFT practitioner, a recovering serial entrepreneur and mother of two. My passion is to help people find the best version of themselves and enjoy the ride! My coaching is a blend of western nutritional education, ayurvedic counseling, yoga philosophy, warm heart and common sense.

I was born and raised in the wine country of eastern Slovakia, where I revelled the planes of the old continent in tune with the seasons (que in frolicking children and a sound of laughter). Interested in the earth and sky, reiki attuned, Ayurveda trained, I bring my playful intuition, ongoing star alignment, and the energies of the season to our coaching sessions. I am passionate about life in rhythm with nature, yogic and ayurvedic lifestyle.

 

I studied body mechanics, philosophy of the self,  yoga therapy, ayurveda, western nutrition, tapping (EFT), trained yoga teachers, read and integrated a whole lot of self help books. I spent more than decade overextending myself -  owned and operated a multi location yoga studio in Los Angeles; co-founded, operated and closed a craft brewery, gave birth at home twice, miscarried, dealt with gestational diabetes, depression, addiction. I was thin, I was thick, went to yoga, the gym, was a couch potato. It took me a long time to understand what true self care is. Have I figured it all out? Lol, no... I've learned a lot from my ups and downs and I am here to help you navigate yours. 

 

Wherever you are on your self-care and self-actualization journey, I'll here to meet you and lovingly guide you.

  

Besides being a lay practitioner of numerology, astrology, tarot, and herbalism, I hold a Masters Degree in Economics, RYT 200 & 500 yoga certifications, have an array of ayurvedic trainings, I'm practicing EFT and hold a certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I live in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles with my husband, our two  children, and two cats.

 
 
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BACKGROUND
  • YOGA studies:

    • RYT 200 Mukti Yoga School, RYT 300 ParaYoga

    • Advanced Class Planning, Charka Immersion Safe Harbor Yoga School

    • Yoga Therapist (currently in training) 800hr with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy

    • Structural Yoga Therapy

  • AYURVEDA studies with:

    • Myra Lewin of Hale Pule 

    • Kerala Ayurveda Academy

    • Dr Claudia Welch 

  • WESTERN NUTRITION​:

    • Institute for Integrative Nutrition​

  • MEDITATION & BREATHWORK with:

    • ParaYoga Nidra with Rod Stryker

    • Breathwork with Scott Schwenk

  • ENERGY WORK:

    • Reiki attuned 

    • EFT Practitioner

 

ETHOS

“In the search

for enlightenment,

there is an ever-present

certainty that there is more to do,

someone who holds the

secret, another state

to attain.

In the

finding of it,

there is the comical

revelation that not one

of those things was

ever true."

Guidance the Wei Wu Wei Ching

(I Ching Wisdom)