Shanti People

Presenting the Shanti Tribe 2019!

Teachers:
Shanti Yoga Fest Kosovo lives from the great contribution of multinational teachers, lecturers, artists and volunteers who share their knowledge and expertise. They come together in Batllave and spread their teachings!

Jenny

Jenny

Yoga Teacher

Jenny´s yogic path began when she started practicing Devi Yoga in 1999. While she practiced with many different teachers from various traditions, she remained passionate about classical hatha yoga. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher (E-RYT200/RYT-500 ) in the Sivananda tradition since 2011, finalized a 2-year-modul-training program at Yoga Vidya in 2018 (RYT-500) and took a specialization training in prenatal-yoga during her pregnancy. In her classes she combines classical hatha yoga with influences from various yoga traditions and in particular Iyengar teachings, and she always emphasizes pranayama and breath awareness. From 2014 to 2018 Jenny lived in Kosovo. She was one of the founders and main organizers of Shanti Yoga Fest in 2016 and 2017. In the Yoga School Kosovo Jenni teaches Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic Lifestyle and Teaching Methodology.

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Dafina Mustafa

Dafina Mustafa

Yoga Teacher

Dafina is passionate about Yoga and Meditation, which are part of her life for over four years. As a Yoga teacher Dafina perceives Yoga as the relationship between body, mind and breathing, which in turn helps to achieve full freedom within you, to be more flexible, and inspires to live every moment with care and pleasure.

Dafina is here to help you flourish in life by nourishing the body, mind and soul with Yoga, by nurturing a sense of peace and joy. She wants to combine Yoga with Meditation, as well as a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice!

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Therese Heinisch

Therese Heinisch

Yoga Teacher

Therese Heinisch is a queer feminist and Hatha Yoga teacher. Her main work is one bringing the theoretical approaches or feminist theory into the practical pedagogy of yoga. She is one of the founders and lead-teachers at Yoga School Kosovo.
Therese’s yoga journey started in her early childhood. She is certified by the standards of EYU (European Yoga Union) as well as the Yoga Alliance and has done more then 820h of yoga teacher trainings. Beside from various other trainers, her most important teachers are Monika Swoboda, Claudia Hitzenberger, Ulrike Grunert, Sri Louise, and Alison West. Additionally she is inspired by academic yoga studies and currently engages in the MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS, University of London.

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Ella

Ella

Yoga Teacher
I come from Jakarta, Indonesia and have been living here and there for the last couple of years. I reside in Augsburg, Germany at the moment.  Related to my professional background, I am a trained nurse and received a Master’s degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as a certified Yoga Teacher.
Yoga helps me greatly in adapting and adjusting with my (dynamic, nomadic) life. It is something I can take with me, also share and  contribute to others easily wherever I live. Yoga has no boundary.
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Tatsiana Toumel

Tatsiana Toumel

Artist, Yoga Teacher, Lector

Moin and Namaste, my name is Tatsiana Toumel. I am the founder
of MY, Matryoshka Yoga, artist, author, engineer, yoga charya E-
RYT & YASEP with base in Hamburg.
From construction engineer and different other stations in my life i l`ll
come to Art and than to Yoga.
In recent years, I have taught in Germany and abroad as a yoga
teacher and as an independent lecturer for TYM, Yoga Therapy and
YTT. I gained my experience in international yoga schools and
retreats in all departments to create MY own yoga retreats. I love to
experiment with the environment and being in search of special
energy power places around the world, suitable to the topics of MY
creative yoga retreats.
I create my own creative awareness and personality enhancing
workshops and seminars .
I am constantly developing myself as a personality with a maximal
speed i can;) and like to share my knowledge and experience with
you! I like the fact that I can make people's lives happier, more
qualitative, more diverse, colorful and better.

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Sahru Yuksel

Sahru Yuksel

Reiki Master, CranioSacral therapist & Kundalini Yoga

Sahru Yuksel is a certified Reiki Master, CranioSacral therapist & Kundalini Yoga, kids yoga instructor and Associate Professor of Cellular Biology. Born in Turkey, Assoc Prof. Yuksel’s studies and career in molecular biology span the 3 continents of Europe, America and Asia. After receiving her Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A and having worked as a postdoctoral researcher in University of California, Los Angeles Medical School, Sahru returned back home to take up position as a faculty member at the prestigious Bogazici University in Istanbul for seven years. Then she relocated to Bangkok, Thailand where she immersed herself in research work and holistic healing for 5 years. She currently lives in Pristhina since 2017 and sees clients for healing sessions and gives adult and kids yoga classes. Sahru’s own healing journey, cultural experiences and scientific understanding of health have rooted her desire to help others find their own path to wellbeing.

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Florida Beqiri

Florida Beqiri

Yoga Teacher

Florida per here te pare ka praktikuar yoga menjehere pas moshes se adoleshences duke u munduar te kerkoje ekuilibrin e jetes.  Pas katermbedhjet viteve dhe pas nje jete sportive te suksesshme qe kishte ne Atletike ajo iu eshte kthyer perseri yoges per te kultivuar stabilitetin e brendshem, per te zhvilluar me shume vedijen e saj dhe per te zhvendosur prespektiven e saj per boten.

Florida ka perfunduar shkollen e Hatha yoga 200 oresh ne Yoga School Kosovo dhe njekohesisht ka perfunduar trajnime, retreat dhe workshop te ndryshem.

Per here te pare ajo ka sjell yogen ne Gjilan dhe Fushe Kosove permes studios se saj Flor Yoga ne bashkpunim me familjaret e saj. 

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Diellza Mehmeti

Diellza Mehmeti

Yoga Teacher

Grown up in Kicevo, North Macedonia, Diellza began practicing yoga to incorporate a physical activity that would help her improve flexibility, something different from her day-to-day physical activities: walking / jogging on the mountains and pilates / barre. Practicing yoga from a physical point of view has now become spiritual food – which brings to her mental and emotional clarity.

In May 2019 she got her 200 HR YTT certification at Inside Yoga studio with instructor Neda Kocare. 

Currently, Diellza shares her time between Skopje and Kicevo and enjoys spending time in nature.

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Blerte Dibrani

Blerte Dibrani

Yoga Teacher

I was born 29 years ago in beautiful Kosovo in the heart of the Balkans and raised in Saarland in south west Germany. Almost ten years ago, it took me to eastern Germany, where I studied educational psychology and sociology in Jena. In the tireless need of training my mind, I devoted myself to continuing studies in cultural science in Leipzig in 2014.

However, in this intensive study period, all sorts of body techniques accompanied me. I am a passionate dancer, starting with ballet and standard dances in my youth. Today I am particularly impressed by contact improvisation and expressive dance.

I came into contact with Pilates after an accident in 2014. I balanced the dysbalances that had developed in my body peu à peu by regular practice in this discipline. Yoga accompanies me since 2016 and is not just a physical exercise, but a philosophy that brings me moments of consciousness. At the moment I’m preparing for my Iyengar Yoga studies, which I expect to start in fall 2019.

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Amira

Amira

Yoga Teacher
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Floriana Bajrami

Floriana Bajrami

Pranayama and Meditation Yoga Teacher

A student of yoga for over 27 years. Initially a self-taught yogini to follow with my first teacher-guided meditation at the age of 15, at lake Palić during a regional youth summer camp. But, growing up I lost touch with myself, which eventually led to disease. Over 9 years ago, I found myself again by practicing mindfulness, meditation, pranayama and yoga asana. 

My own yogic path and teaching style have been influenced over the years by many teachers, coming from: US, UK, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Kosovo, Turkey, India, Slovenia, Montenegro, Austria etc – in yoga retreats and workshops in Kosovo and abroad. 

As a yoga teacher, I help others find themselves again and tune in with their inner wisdom. Be mindful of the way you talk, how you move, what you think, where you put your attention on. Where thought goes energy flows!

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Erica Chubachi

Erica Chubachi

Yoga Teacher

Raised in Japan and mastered the art of traditional Oriental medicines. Travels the world with my brand “Nagomi” to heal people using Qi 気
(the human body’s vital energy).

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Dodona Gashi

Dodona Gashi

Yoga Teacher

Dodona  is a certified yoga instructor RYT200 from Skyros Yoga Academy. She teaches hatha yoga, vinyasa and yoga for children.  Through yoga practice, she hopes to encourage her students to learn more about them, their bodies, and to exceed the boundaries that we impose to ourselves on the mat and beyond.

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Tine Steiss

Tine Steiss

Mindfulness Teacher

Tine is a trained media engineer, after years of being a digital nomad, she discovered mindfulness meditation. The profound changes in her life led her to pursue a teaching degree herself so she can share the gift of mindfulness with others. She lives in a small Spanish mountain village, is part of an eco and art community and envolved with happiness.com, where she can combine her engineering and management skills with her passion for meditation, mindfulness and mental health.

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Rina Mehmeti

Rina Mehmeti

Yoga Teacher
  • Practicing yoga since 2013.
  • Certified yoga teacher with 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Breath of Life in Crete.
  • 50 hours of Yin Yoga, in Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands.
  • 85 hours of Prenatal and Post-natal Yoga, from Transformational Hatha Yoga in Tuscany, Italy.
  • Certified Nutritionist from Gateway Workshops/Aboutwellness UK
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Agnesa Mehmeti

Agnesa Mehmeti

Yoga Teacher

 

  • Practicing yoga since 2013.
  • Certified yoga teacher with 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Breath of Life in Crete.
  • 50 hours of Vinyasa Yoga, in Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands.
  • 300 hrs Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Mea School, Misano Adriatico/Italy.
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Arijana Deshishku

Arijana Deshishku

Yoga Teacher

Arijana Deshishku is a pharmacist and 200h RYT. She has
been practicing yoga since 2014. In 2016 she did her 200hr Yoga
Teacher Training in K10Yoga School in Winston-Salem, USA. She has been sharing her teaching skills in Prishtina in her own yoga studio “Ana Yoga” but while she is living a life between Prishtina and Usa she also had a chance to teach there. Since March 2019 she has been certified in Prenatal Yoga from a Charlotte Family Yoga school in Charlotte, USA.

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Arbër Salihu

Arbër Salihu

Musician

Arbër Salihu is a singer-songwriter, composer and music performer from Prishtina, Kosovo. He is part of the duo/band “Oborri”, which released its highly-acclaimed self-titled debut-album in 2017. He will be providing an intimate musical performance in Shanti Yoga Fest with songs which have enlightened his spiritual journey thus far.

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Jehona Xhaferi

Jehona Xhaferi

profile coming soon.

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Organizers:
Shanti Yoga Fest Kosovo is organized and hosted by the NGO Yoga For All in close cooperation with Yoga School Kosovo. The organisation team is fully dedicated and works with the deep belief in yoga an empowering tool to create peace!

Yoga4All

Yoga4All

NGO

NGO Yoga for All aspires to promote and develop Yoga in Kosovo through various activities, with focus on improving physical and mental health, and to promote peace and tolerance among our communities.

Our Objectives:

⦁ To Promote and Develop Yoga in Kosovo
⦁ Organize Shanti Yoga Fest in Kosovo
⦁ Organizing various innovative activities for physical and mental health
⦁ Promoting Peace and Interethnic Tolerance in the Country and Inclusion of Marginalized Groups in Activities

We intend to cultivate and expand Shanti Yoga Fest by ensuring that this festival is transformed into an international Yoga event, as well as a tourist attraction in Kosovo.
Furthermore, NGO Yoga for All, will provide yoga classes and workshops for children, women in need (war victims and women in prison) and other marginalized groups in the country.

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YogaSchoolKosovo

YogaSchoolKosovo

NGO

Yoga School Kosovo is a project that aims at spreading Yoga in Kosovo. YSK is specialised in Hatha Yoga and offers a 200h RYT Yoga-Teacher-Training. The purpose YSK is to inspire and empower our students to dive into hatha yoga and transform! We believe in yoga as opportunity for inner growth through self-development and a journey into self-discovery as well as a motor for social change.

By creating inner peace and healing for the individual, yoga teacher are able to contribute to the establishment of peace and love in the outer world. Through the training yoga teachers YSK is dedicated to spread Yoga in Kosovo and beyond. Experience and community combined with theoretical individual studies are our tools. We incorporate different styles of Yoga and encourage our students to find their inner teachers and develop their own personal practice. By training new teachers and exchanging different methods and philosophies we wish to open a new path for Yoga into everyday life here in Kosovo.
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Volunteers:
Shanti Yoga Fest Kosovo would not be possible without the many helping hands of our dedicated volunteers, who put a lot of effort, time and love into making this event as beautiful as we know it!

Volunteer @ Shanti

Volunteer @ Shanti

Shanti Yoga Fest Kosovo would not be possible without the many helping hands of our dedicated volunteers, who put a lot of effort, time and love into making this event as beautiful as we know it!

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Supporters:
Our great thanks go to the donators, sponsors and supporters! Without their generosity Shanti Fest Kosovo could not grow! Thank you!

Get Involved!
Shanti Yoga Fest Kosovo is always looking for volunteers and contributors! We offer you free accommodation and entry for helping.
If you can think of any other way to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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