I graduated in Management; however, I've always been fascinated by psychology and personal development. Driven by curiosity and personal growth, I moved abroad in 2009. Since then, I have lived in different countries in Western Europe and Asia and consider myself a world citizen. I'm now settled in Ghent, Belgium.
I have worked in various customer-facing roles in marketing, sales, and project management. In my current role as a Learning Designer at Vlerick Business School, I create impactful online learning journeys for our students. I combine my corporate job with my yoga and mindfulness business – Free Flow.
I discovered yoga and meditation in 2009 when I lived in Norway. From then on, it was part of my life with varying intensity and consistency but always gave me new, positive energy in the most challenging moments.
Yoga and mindfulness are my life passion and creative outlet. They give me the 'free flow' of energy, make my body and mind flexible, and provide a different perspective on life. In 2018 I experienced burnout. Awareness of what is happening in my body and mind helped me recognise the signs of burnout in its early stage. I was able to recover from it rather quickly, thanks to my yoga and mindfulness tools.
I wanted to share the benefits of yoga and meditation with others and was certified as a yoga teacher in 2019. I specialise in hatha yoga and yoga Nidra, and I teach individuals and companies. In January 2022, I received my certification as a mindfulness teacher after a two-year teacher training programme with Brussels Mindfulness. I’m also a certified coach helping people to implement habits of mindfulness and taking care of themselves into their daily life.
I'm particularly fascinated by stress and resilience, body-mind connection, sleep management, breathwork, and managing energy with yoga and meditation.
I work in English, am proficient in Dutch and am native of Russian and Ukrainian.