I am… Ana – Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist, Holistic Wellness and Lifestyle Coach, and lecturer at the College of Ayurveda, UK.
Driven by the passion for the human body and its relationship with the mind, for the last 10 years I have been exploring and studying ancient old traditions, as well as modern scientific discoveries, for living a holistic (gr. holos meaning “whole”) and vibrant life by using food, breath and conscious movement. My heart still leaps each time I realise over and over again how lucky I am to have my biggest passions pave the way of my work.
With my roots on one of the Croatian most beautiful islands, I lived with my life companion in London, Blaricum (Netherlands), and now, with the addition of our son Val, we live in Slovenia, near lake Bled.
Balance is my mantra and I have found my life’s purpose to inspire people with ancient tools and techniques, supported in modern science, to achieve and maintain their own balance, in the body and in the mind.
I always LOVED food. And I was lucky enough to be born in the family, in the culture, where food mostly comes from the garden, where family gathers everyday around the table, and herbs are used as nature’s medicine cabinet. Organic and wholesome, in harmony with nature’s seasonal cycles, is the only way of eating and living. I took all this for granted, and I left my home to study and explore the world. As a teenager I was hungry for more…
It was one long bumpy road that led me to a complete disconnection from my body and my heart. While struggling with digestive and hormonal issues, I also felt unfocused, tired, fearful, anxious, and lost in an attempt to find my true purpose in life. My body was crying for nutrients, and my soul for love.
Then, I finally got it, it was all linked – my body, my mind, and my soul. I started nourishing myself on all levels. I began my yoga journey, practicing meditation, breathing techniques, gardening, cooking and eating wholesome, mostly plant-based foods, and I slowly, very slowly, flourished into the most vibrant version of myself I feel I am today.
I have found my way of living in harmony by unveiling my inner wisdom that helps me go through the ever changing life. By vibrating in such positive, compassionate, and loving way I have surrounded myself with wonderful people, I have found my true love, but also learned how to love myself first, and for those who used to be the reason of my fears, I have so much love to give.
On this journey, after I got my Master’s degree in Biology and Chemistry, I was so excited to discover the perfection and powers of the human body, so I continued my education at the College of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy, UK, as well as educated myself on Macrobiotics, Yoga and Meditation. But most of all, I owe to my family and culture that has taught me to live aligned with the Mother Nature’s rhythms and to use nature’s medicine cabinet to restore body’s balance.
Now, I want to give these tools and techniques – ancient old, yet supported by science – to you! My life purpose is to empower you to find your inner balance and to listen to your inherent wisdom to find what will restore and rejuvenate YOU!
Thank you for crossing my path!
In love and gratitude, always.
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