PETRA BRAJDIC-MITIDIERI

Petra Brajdic-Mitidieri is a Croatian-born, London-based yoga teacher with more than 12 years'  teaching experience.  From numerous yoga styles that can be found in London, Petra teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga.  Having seen so many students getting injuries and mis-alignments with Asthanga yoga, she decided to focus more on the anatomy and correct executions of postures, all of which she has learnt from 15 years of studying with some of the world's most prominent Iyengar teachers.

Petra has been teaching yoga in London since 2000 where she studied with some of the best yoga teachers in the world. She has learned Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Power Yoga) directly from John Scott with whom she studied intensively from 2001 until 2005 when he moved to New Zealand.  She was also fortunate enough to attend classes given by late Patthabi Jois on a few of his latest visits to London. Besides Ashtanga, Petra is a keen practitioner of Iyengar yoga, which precision and alignment she incorporates in her teaching.  The biggest influence on her teaching at present time is the ‘teacher of teachers’, Aadil Palkhivala, with whom she studies on regular basis.  Petra’s teaching is based on the approach to every student as an individual. The main characteristics of her teaching are high motivation of her students and an ‘intelligent’ and holistic approach to posture work (injury prevention is a priority).  Petra has taught many of today’s yoga teachers, who still regularly attend her classes. Petra also holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London, which is often reflected in her teaching.
More about Petra can be found at www.petrayoga.co.uk


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October 26,
2012 MASTER CLASS, Friday 7:15-9:15pm
Backbends through Ashtanga 2nd Series

The focus of this master class is going to be on backbends found in the 2nd series of Asthanga yoga. We are going to address how each part of the spine moves as we perform a backbend and how to minimise the discomfort and lumbar strain while doing them. This class is suitable for everyone, except absolute beginners. PRICE: 120 KN (TT 100 KN). Reservation is in advance 70 kn in our studio. Reserve your space on time (24 people) on e-mail: divya@yogazagreb.com, phone: 0994922261. Where: Divya, Kralja Držislava 14/II.

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PRANA VAYUS WORKSHOP February 13th, 2010
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Vayus – 5 currents (winds) of Prana (10:30-13:30) 250KN

According to yogic philosophy, Prana, the universal life force is made of 5 elements: earth, fire, water, air and ether.  Each of them represents a different vayu.  In asana practice we will explore the fact that the bones represent earth and the muscles fire.  The bones carry the ability to ground, to descend, to root, and the muscles to lift, to rise, to act. The bones hold the earth energy, the muscles the energy of fire. Yet neither manifests its nature without intention. Thus, when you are practising, intend the bones to descend and the muscles to lift energy from the earth, to move, to act.The nervous system is the element of water and the respiratory system the element of air.  By correct application of vayus, when practicing we will feel how the nerves are spreading just like the water does.  This soothes the mind and the body, relieving stress. We will explore the sense of expansion in the lungs as we breathe in.  
Vayus -theory & How to apply them to asana practice



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