Teachers' Collective

 
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Jacob Silvas

I’m Jacob Silvas and I’m from Santa Barbara, CA. I have been practicing yoga for 6-years and have been a teacher for 2-years. I was introduced to yoga by my mother when I was 18-years old. I had just graduated from high school and was looking for something to replace my 4-years of intense wrestling. My very first yoga class was a heated vinyasa flow. I remember walking into the room, which was 40 o Celsius, and thinking “Wow. What did I just get myself into?” I barely lasted the entire 90-minutes without giving up. I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d be able to continue practicing yoga. Nonetheless, I continued to go. There was something pulling me back to the practice. As time went on, I began to focus less on the physical benefits of yoga and really started to experience the spiritual aspects of yoga. I began to notice the subtle effects that yoga had on my mental state, as well as, my emotional state. I became obsessed with the art. I spent countless hours studying and practicing the philosophy of yoga and meditation. I would skip out on the parties and instead stay home to study and practice the arts. This became my life. 4-years later I decided it was time for me to become a teacher because I truly wanted to give others the beautiful experience that I was getting from practicing yoga and meditation. Now, here I am. I love all styles of yoga, but I currently teach vinyasa and yin. So, if you feel the calling of a vinyasa/yin fusion then sign up for my class!

Jacob teaches Zen Flow on Saturdays 1pm and Yin Yoga on Thursdays 8.30pm  

 
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Kristyna Nikodymova

My classes varies and are influenced by my personal practice and studies which includes styles such as power, vinyasa, ashtanga, restorative and yin yoga. The intention of my yoga classes is to help you discover, as yoga helped me to find myself, made life easier and happier, and that's why it is so meaningful for me. The basis of my teaching philosophy is that anyone can practice yoga no matter the body type, age, gender, experience or skills. My classes are accessible to all levels, from beginners but also challenging for more experienced students. I always pay attention to each student and their needs. I’m looking forward to seeing you in class!

Kristyna teaches Power Flow on Tuesdays 8.30pm.


 

 

 
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Tereza Velharticka

I fell in love with yoga couple of years ago when I first went to Bikram yoga class. From that time on I spent every single day at my sweaty yoga mat. After a year I realized that Bikram yoga was not the yoga I wanted to continue with. Then, I started practicing vinyasa and power yoga - the more I practiced it the more I wanted to explore this type of yoga. In 2016-2017 I completed 300 hours of teachers’ training in Hatha Yoga in Yoga Centre Prague. And my life started to take its path in the meaning of yoga. That time I was also very passionate about acro yoga and handstands. However, after some time I realized I needed to calm down a little and I tried to be present, which is not always that simple, and I was introduced to Yin Yoga class which I did not understand at that time. After several classes and giving it a try I started to like it and I discovered how to relax in yin yoga. I fell in love with it so much that I wanted to know more about it and finally, I received 40hr teacher training in yin yoga with Angela Jervis-Read. If you join my Wednesday vinyasa class you will meet an enthusiastic, positive, creative person who has a lot of experience and ideas that would love to be shared through a uniquely personal point of view with others. During my classes you will not get bored. My classes are magical, energetic with focus on details and technique. My intention is to do every single class differently. 

Except for yoga, I found love in flowers, which is my second job and I love coffee, long breakfasts, early mornings and melancholic autumns.

Catch Terka’s Vinyasa Flow on Wednesday’s 6.30pm.

Damian Machaj

My name is Damian and I am the resident DJ at Prague Yoga Collective. As one part of DJ duo Urxins I have been on Prague party and queer club scene for more than 10 years. Although, as the years pass by (and I am getting old!), clubbing and party culture in general became a smaller part of my life. I met Lisa, Alex, and Betti as their student at yoga classes in different studios around Prague, at the time when the idea of having place like Prague Yoga Collective was just being born. Now, less than a year later, here we are in this very cool space where people come to do yoga, to make friends, just chill or meditate. I think it’s great, and I think a place like this was missed, or at least I missed places like this, in Prague. My yoga story is not very captivating, and the things that fascinate me on different layers of yoga as practice and philosophy wouldn’t fit here in the short BIO text anyway, But! What really feeds my soul in general is what some would call creative process - blending things and thoughts together, the aha moments when your brain wanders. And that’s what I am doing here in Prague Yoga Collective too. We started experimenting with DJ sets on Friday happy hour classes. I believe that music can really enhance the physical practice. At some level it is just like when a teacher assists their students. If a song builds up or the peak kicks in as students launch out into whichever posture, the music can be there for them to go for it and be in the moment. At the same time, yoga is a very intimate thing, and I see physical practice with the music element as just one of the ways, a special method, to expand the group experience when you practice with other people in a studio together. I am also now leaning towards working with sound healing instruments, soundbaths, methods how to use sound and 3D sound for relaxation, and looking for ways to combine these things together. The sets I have played so far at PYC are here for you to enjoy and come to some of our special classes with music and sounds!


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