Mascha first started her yoga journey in late 2007 while still working in the education industry. Stress at work and inability to calm the mind brought Mascha to yoga when her journey into various aspects of yoga, physiology of the human body, conscious living and nutrition has begun.
Mascha is a qualified yoga teacher and a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga yoga. She is an eager student herself with a strong commitment to continuing her education in all aspects of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, philosophy), holistic nutrition and wellbeing.
Mascha has been so very fortunate to have practiced under and learnt from the most wonderful leading teachers she has the highest respect for: Peter Sanson, Stephan Kahrlert, Mark Whitwell, Eileen Hall, Mark Robberds and Sarah Powers.
Mascha believes Yoga is For Everyone and has a passion for sharing her knowledge of physical and emotional benefits of yoga with those she works with. She teaches from the heart incorporating physical aspects of dynamic hatha vinyasa and yin yoga with deep breathing.
Mascha aims to enhance the journey of her students through encouraging them to link their movement with breath to connect with their physical bodies and find stillness of the mind. She is a strong believer in the ability of yoga, together with proper nutrition, to cleanse the body and the mind.
· YOGA INSTRUCTOR 2011- present
VARIOUS YOGA STUDIOS, PRIVATE CLASSES and CORPORATE YOGA – LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA
· YOGA PRACTITIONER 2008 – present
ASHTANGA YOGA NEWCASTLE, ASHTANGA YOGA SPACE-SYDNEY, YOGA MOVES-SYDNEY, JIVAMUKTI YOGA-NEWTWON, NEWCASTLE YOGA SPACE, NOVOCASTRIANSCHOOL OF YOGA, KMYOGA, SYDNEY
· OWNER – YOGA WITH MASCHA 2013 – present
200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING – BYRON YOGA CENTRE 2011
60- HOUR YIN/YANG YOGA & MINDFULNESS TRAINING WITH SARAH POWERS – SYDNEY 2014
500 – HOUR TEACHER TRAINING (PLANNED FOR 2015)
OTHER YOGA TRAINING, WORKSHOPS & INTENSIVES
· PETER SANSON – 3-DAY ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP
· EILEEN HALL – 4-DAY RETREAT AND WORKSHOPS
· MARK ROBERDDS – 7-DAY MYSORE PRACTICE AND WORKSHOPS
· FIONA PARKER – 8-WEEK YOGA PHILOSOPHY COURSE – YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI
· SARAH POWERS – 5-DAY INSIGHT (YIN) YOGA INTENSIVE
· SARASWATI JOIS –MYSORE PRACTICE
· MARK WHITWELL – ADVANCED YOGA FOR EVERYONE
· RAMA PRASAD – SANSKRIT COURSE
- OTHER EDUCATION
- HEALTH COACHING/HOLISTIC NUTRITION CONSULTANCY – IIN
- CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL NUTRITION AND DIETETICS – TAFE NSW
- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF MANAGEMENT – TAFE, HUNTER INSTITUTE
- CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT – TAFE NSW
- CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO ADULTS AUSTRALIAN COLLEDGE OF ENGLISH
- MASTER DEGREE IN LINGUISTICS / INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – BELARUSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY