Ivan is a Sivananda trained yoga instructor with over 8 years of teaching experience and 15 years of personal yoga practice. Apart from Hatha Yoga, he at different times made an in-depth research of Ju Jutsu, Karate, Kalari Payattu, Sufi Energy Healing, Reiki Healing, Z.Y. Qigong and Kriya Yoga.
A specialist in International Security by background (MA in Intelligence, KCL) Ivan had worked in business risk advisory for years before starting to teach yoga as a hobby. He then travelled and studied yoga around India and taught his first yoga class in Puttaparthi, Andhra Predesh, in 2007. He currently continues a deep dive into Sivananda and Dharma Mittra schools of Hatha Yoga, as well as Atma Kriya Yoga techniques.
In his yoga classes, Ivan aims for a mix of challenging asanas and deep pranayamas, much loved by yoga practitioners. When teaching, he specifically focuses on meditative and powerful approach to Yoga as a system of Body, Mind and Spirit perfection that is incredibly practical in the modern hectic lifestyle.