Hello! My name is Lily Gundogdu, I am a yoga teacher from Ukraine. I have 8 years of experience in teaching different yoga styles, breathing techniques, meditation, and leading yoga retreats worldwide.
My yoga journey started in 2011 when I decided to go to a yoga class for the first time. There was something magical about it, an unusual feeling of lightness in my body and mind. Since that time, I have started to research more about yoga, its history, culture, meaning, and spiritual power.
My first yoga teachers training course (YTTC – 200 Hours) was in Dubai, by the most spiritual Guru I know – Dr. Sanjay Sharma. He gave me an excellent knowledge of Hatha yoga, meditation, and pranayama. After this great experience, I have decided to continue my education. I went to Rishikesh, India, the Capital of Yoga, for Ashtanga Advanced Training (YTTC – 300 Hours). There, I have learned and practiced with the best teachers in Rishikesh – Yogi Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma. Their classes include powerful adjustments in order to safely teach students the depths of each asana, different types of pranayama, spiritual guidance, yoga Nidra, and meditation. After years of teaching, I felt that I need to have better anatomy knowledge and body biomechanics so I went to Medical College. Where I’m still a 3-year student.
My personal favorite Yoga Style is Ashtanga. I am an advanced Reiki practitioner and also a gems lover. With my blog, I want to share my experience, and my knowledge, try to help you to experience the art of listening to your body, and to feel the love and the awareness that Yoga offers. I believe it is impossible not to fall in love with Yoga once you try it. Don’t forget; a journey of hundred miles begins with a single step. So let’s take it together!