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I was born in Zagreb 1978. Since I was a child, I showed a great interest in helping others, teaching and researching.

I have 23 years of work experience as a nurse, a medical and sports therapist and maseur and a yoga instructor. 15 years of experience in working with professional athletes, years of experience in working with managers on wellness and stress management programs, and years of work experience in yoga with patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, depression and spinal problems.

While completing my formal education, I finished various other schools and courses (Croatia, India, Slovenia)

Schooling:

  • Nursing School (Licensed for Independent Work), Zagreb
  • Sports Masseuse / Therapist (Master Exercise, Registered at the Chamber of Trades), Zagreb
  • Pedicurist (Public Open University)
  • Faculty of Kinesiology – Professional Coach Training, Zagreb

Education in the field of massage and therapy:

  • MFR (Miofascial release Therapy)
  • SEAS- Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis
  • NKT- NeuroKinetic Therapy
  • Emmett Technique 1,2,3,4 (Emmett Tehnika-Hrvatska)
  • Cupping Therapy (Ccombaj Therapy)
  • Yumeiho (Japanese manual therapy)
  • Tok Sen-Chi Nei Tsang III (Universal Healing Tao Master School,Chiang Mai, Thailand)
  • Thai massage (Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai)
  • Functional and Cross friction massage
  • Manual Training Techniques- Trigger points, manipulation of the shoulder joint
  • Postural diagnostics and rehabilitation – neck and shoulders
  • Postural diagnostics and rehabilitation – spine and pelvis
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Acupressure
  • Kinesio taping
  • Bandage
  • Energetic massage

Educations in the field of cosmetic treatments:

  • Depilation
  • Aromatherapy (Afrodita)
  • Hot stone massage (Gerard’s)
  • Face and body care
  • Kiroplast (Gerard’s)
  • Spa Manicura (Creative)
  • Spa Pedicure (Creative)

Education in the field of kinesiology and sports and recreational programs:

  • Medical exercises
  • DNS- Dyinamic Neuromuscular Sabilization (Rehabilitation Prague School)
  • Experienced anatomy BMC
  • Medical exercises for the spine
  • Pilates

Education in the field of yoga and meditation:

  • Iyengar Teacher Training, in progress
  • Yoga Therapy (EYF, Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda “SUN”)
  • YogaPRO Teacher Training – multi-style, 200 hours (OM joga)
  • Hatha yoga
  • Yin yoga
  • Functional vinyasa yoga
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Hormonalna yoga
  • Medical yoga
  • Educational seminar on breathing and meditation techniques
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Gong

Personal development education:

  • Mental training for trainers (motivation, focus, emotion management, mindfulness, PMR-progressive muscle relaxation, body scan, relaxation methods, breathing exercises, control methods)
  • Stress Management Level 1
  • TRE® (Trauma Releasing Exercises)
  • The Silva Method (BBD – Bicameral Brain Dynamics)
  • Reiki, 1st Level
  • International Arts centre, Zagreb (drama group)
  • Intenzive Broadway Academy
  • Croatian Sign Language, 1st Degree (Croatian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
  • seminar- Fast reading

Active and frequent attendance at lectures at the Croatian Brain Institute- section for neuroscience ,Sports Physiology Section , and I participate in international conventions and scientific conferences (Sport for all in the function of improving quality of life, Physical Activity and Public Health, Professional seminars in basketball … ), and sports and cosmetics fairs.

Experience in work as a therapist / masseur, educator, organizer and yoga teacher:

  • I do corporate (office) massage at: Stožer and Sapun d.o.o,Q agency (software company)
  • I do corporate (office) yoga at a company: Želim zdravlje by Ro.Ra.Natura
  • Lecturer and educator at YogaPRO School, where I teache Yoga Basics, Therapy Yoga, Hatha yoga and Workshop of Restorative Yoga and Yoga with Props, and regularly lead Yoga Nidra and Aroma meditation, relaxation techniques and visualization along with weekly classes of Hatha yoga and Basic yoga.
  • I am the organizer of the yoga retreats: at Gorski kotar, Bali Yoga Retreat and the latest project: yoga retreats during the summer combining two wonderful disciplines-  yoga and sailing.
  • I am a co-organizer of Iyengar Yoga Workshop in Zagreb (Paulina Stroz, Carole Baillargeon)
  • I participated in the project (as a yoga teacher) of the doctoral dissertation titled “The Impact of High and Moderate Exercise on Lowering Subcutaneous Fat and Viceral Fat in Women”.
  • I worked with many athletes as their official sports therapist and masseuse, as well as on substitutes, tournaments and competitions. As an external associate, in some of the clubs I was running program,  Yoga for athletes.
  • With the meditation program, I collaborated with Croatian Women’s Water Polo National Team and on the project Abstraction through meditation at the School of Painting and Drawing Atelier Sellier.
  • As a Nurse I worked at KB “Sveti Duh” (surgery), DZ “Novi Zagreb”, Medical institution for home care (“Zorica”, “Domnius”, “Čorluka”), Polyclinic Orlando, Private neurology clinic dr. Maja Roje Novak

Croatian clubs I worked with:

  • Medveščak Swimming Club
  • Dubrava Swimming Club
  • Croatian Women’s Basketball National Team
  • Lokomotiva Handball Club
  • Croatian Women’s Water Polo National Team
  • Zagreb-Zaboky Bowling Club
  • ZPK water polo club
  • Athletes from various sports – tennis, running, cycling, Jiujitsu…

Foreign athletes who were on massages and therapies:

  • Nathan Adrian – Olympic gold medalist in swimming
  • G.R. L. Bovell – Olympic bronze medalist in swimming
  • Randall Bal – World record holder in the 50-meter backstroke
  • Darren Mew – Olympic swimmer
  • Mark Foster – The most successful British swimmer of all time

Working on myself through a multitude of personal development workshops, with a holistic approach, I created a unique concept of treatment. By combining several massage techniques, therapies and exercises, and emphasizing the importance of the psychological aspect, I complement treatments with meditation methods and breathing techniques.

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