Mascha is a regularly published holistic wellness and yoga writer, and Level II Certified Yoga Teacher with extensive hours of practice and formal training in Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Ashtanga), Myofascial Release and Meditation. She is a dedicated student of Yoga and Ayurveda, with a strong commitment to continuing her education in all aspects of yoga (asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and philosophy), Ayurveda, holistic nutrition and wellbeing.
Mascha is also a tea lover, holistic health coach, linguist, passionate traveller, sanskrit enthusiast, and mamma to 2 beautiful dogs.
She attended her first yoga class in 2007 while still working in the education industry with the hope yoga practice would help her deal with stress at work, anxiety, restless sleep and inability to calm her mind. It did much more than that. Before starting yoga practice Mascha suffered from a series of mini-strokes and migraines, had digestive issues and weak immune system. With the help of her teachers, who she has the highest respect for, yoga has helped her look deep within, improve her health and learn how to relax.
Mascha believes Yoga is For Everyone and has a passion for sharing her knowledge of physiological, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga with those she works with. She teaches from the heart and aims to enhance the journey of her students through incorporating physical aspects of dynamic Hatha Vinyasa and quieter Yin Yoga with Conscious Breathing and Meditation.
Being a strong advocate for the ability of yoga and conscious incorporation of holistic practices to cleanse and enliven the body, mind and spirit, alongside with yoga, Mascha interweaves the wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine together with Modern Research into her practice and teachings.