Hi, my name is Yuliya and it's lovely to have you here in this space. I had been practicing yoga for close to 10 years, with Francesca Giusti and Andrew Wrenn, when in 2019, I finally made the decision to close my business and follow my heart in becoming a yoga instructor. In March 2020, following the steps of my friend and mentor Alison Faith, I flew to Brazil to train with David Lurey. Little did I know how not only my life will change during this month, but the whole world. In training we were advised not to make any life changing decision immediately and allow the time to integrate and I had almost 6 months before I could finally teach in public venues. So COVID allowed me time to deepen my personal practice, teach often unwilling family members and participate in some brilliant online workshops and trainings. But what my yoga practice offered me was the mental and physical resilience not to give up when things become uncomfortable - both in asana practice and off the mat. So this is my offering, supporting my students on their respected journey, holding space for those who need it, creating community - one breath at a time.