THE BENEFITS OF YOGA
Numerous scientific research has already shown that the practice of Yoga postures called asanas, and certain breathing and meditative techniques slows down the aging process, increases muscle elasticity and stamina, promotes a healthy and flexible spinal column, removes tension and emotional stress from the body and mind. Yoga also positively affects and promotes the health of internal organs and the entire endocrine system through various postures and movements in which it massages and stimulates specific organs, greatly benefitting the overall health of the practicioner. This results in a synergistic effect causing higher levels of energy, concentration, flexibility, memory and strength which culminates in the sense of happiness and inner peace.
Recent research also shows that daily practice of Yoga brings incredible progress in body flexibility, endurance and balance, while simultaneously rehabilitating most past physical injuries and most chronic disbalances in the body.
Overall Yoga is a wonderful therapeutic practice for everyone.
Tamara Berec was born in Zagreb, Croatia, 1974. In 2003 she graduated from the University of Kinesiology, Zagreb. She is a Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200) registered with the Yoga Alliance under the highest standards held for Yoga Teachers worldwide. Her specific fields in Yoga include the Rainbow Kids programme (yoga for children), Dharma Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Mysore style Ashtanga. For a number of years she was fitness trainer of several different fitness programmes. She has been dancing since the age of four and later has been dance teacher till today for 23 years with many of her coreographies published. From 2002. she starts to implement Yoga asana practice into her programmes for proffesional dancers to increase body awareness, flexibility and stamina. In 2009. she finished her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Registered School), on Bali with the GaiaTree Yoga School. The following year is spent assisting her teacher Marco Bianco on Ashtanga Led classes and later that year and the following years to come she spends her summers in Goa, India studying and practicing Yoga with Rolf Naujokat where she gains a much deeper understanding and appreciation of Ashtanga Yoga. In 2010. she finishes the Centered Yoga Thailand Advanced Pranayam course in the tradition of Sri O.P.Tiwari. She deepens her knowledge in various yoga classes and Ayurveda courses in India, Bali and Croatia. From 2011. to 2013 she teaches classes in the Divya Yoga studio in Zagreb, in 2012 and 2013 she is part of a teacher training course as a Yoga teacher in India in collaboration with several Yoga schools. From 2013 her personal Yoga practice more resonated with Dharma Yoga, inspired with Sandra Petra Pintarić.
In 2014 she finishes Rainbow kids, a yoga for children course she is very passionate about.
2015 she has met great Dharma Yoga teacher Shri Dharma Mittra who inspired her to teach more Dharma Yoga on her classes.
In 2015 she has met her Guruji Acharya Mahamandaleshwara Swami Nardanand who runs Siddha Ashram in Ujjain. She stays in Ujjain in his Ashram for some time, practicing Kriya and Kundalini Yoga which is becoming by Dharma Yoga her main Yoga practice till now.
She continues her Yoga Teacher Training 500hr programme in Zagreb, with the Divya Yoga School with her mentor Sandra Petra Pintarić (Dharma Yoga).