Katya currently lives in Barcelona, although was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is sharing the knowledge of Yoga in a temple of yoga in Barcelona YogaOne and also at her home studio in Teia- small village outside of the city, where she is offering classes for a small circle of friends. Katya teaches in English, Spanish and Russian.
Thanks to her upbringing she inherited high ideals and an aspiration toward knowledge and intellectual excellence which form a creative dimension of her personality. Her love of the clear, broad world of creative thought accompanied her in life, giving a capacity for a detached and objective observation of existence and greater insight into human behavior. Her intensely active imagination always injects into ordinary circumstances an aura of meaning, potential and purpose without which daily life can be inconsequential and sometimes suffocating. The great strength of her nature lies in well-developed relationship to the creative power of the unconscious, which allows to look into the future and envisage potentials which are not immediately apparent in the present.
From the childhood Katya used to escape to her highly active fantasy-world where her mind dwelled in more loftier ethereal realms. She has been highly sensitive person who was never wholly comfortable within the limits and boundaries of material life and has been always craving the Good, the True, the Beautiful and God. There was always a deep longing to merge with something greater and more transcendent - a union with someone or something which can enfold so absolutely that she no longer needs to feel aloneness, confusion, conflict or separateness.
Through the lineage of Kriya Yoga she discovered magic of the inner journey and devoted her life entirely to the spiritual practices and now spends most of the time sharing the knowledge of healing through Yoga & Meditation.
Yoga is more than just a physical exercise or practice on the mat. It is a ritual. It is a sacred space. It is a constant work which is done in every moment of our daily lives. Living in harmony with the creative forces of the Universe and listening to our inner guidance helps us to move from restrictions of the thinking mind into expansion of the heart and deeper understanding of ourselves.
Deep appreciation of all creative forms which express human aspiration toward the Divine- in particular music and literature are expressed in Katya's clases, and gently guiding practitioners to that inner experience of boundlessness which we all crave.
During classes specifically selected series of asanas, purifying breathing techniques and meditations are used to help the body release physical, emotional and mental tensions, and facilitates more graceful flow through life with more awareness and ease. Practice turns into a constant exploration of remote areas of the consciousness which awakens many pieces that conform us, and permits to move the mind and heart to the limit of their abilities. Her hope is that, in some way, the insights of the teachings will lead fellow seekers of the truth to a more satisfying spiritual journey, and a life more reflective of their true Self.