Vera started practicing yoga in 1992 back in the former Soviet Union to improve her health and take the family tradition of healing into the new direction. Yoga practice has allowed her to remain healthy and focused during 20-year career at top financial institutions (UBS, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds). Whilst working full time and becoming a mother to two lovely children, Vera qualified as a yoga teacher and ayurvedic massage therapist focusing on female health, pregnancy and birth. This was further complimented with full Yoga Therapy Diploma to allow Vera to work with more serious conditions such as chronic lower back pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress, MS, ME and cancer. In her pursuit to support women, she trained as a Doula and has been birth companion to nearly 50 births to-date, which is an inspired work full of magical delight. She never stops studying even after 1800 hours of training and likes to be kept up to date with the most recent findings, so all of her advice and support is evidence-based.
Vera works primarily in one-to-one setting as she believes that therapeutic yoga aids better recovery from physical and mental ailments as it works on specific conditions in a targeted way. Although Yoga Therapy is a relatively new branch of holistic treatment from clinical recognition perspective, it is gaining respect among main stream medical practitioners as they start using yogic techniques either for themselves or their patients.
· British Wheel of Yoga
· Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
· British Council of Yoga Therapy
· Doula UK
“I have had the pleasure of studying with Vera for over ten years, as both my teacher and my friend. Her sessions are the highlight of the week and her yoga practices, and wider experience in healing, pre and post natal care and other therapies have provided a holistic approach to supporting me in working through two pregnancies, illness, and the general stresses and pressures of living in the 21st century.” Alison, Kent