Hi! Namaste! Hallo! Привіт! Привет!
I’m Uliana, nice to meet you here!
I teach yoga online to thousands of people from all over the world on my Youtube channel and in online classes.
My own yoga journey started a few years ago with Youtube. I have never been flexible and strong and I didn’t like working out at all. As a teenager, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and many sports and physical activities became a no-go. I went to physical therapy for a few years and that was the most physical exercise I’ve done until my mid-20’s.
I tried to start working out as an adult but couldn’t find anything that I would enjoy. Yoga was something I wanted to try for a long time but I couldn’t find local classes that worked for my schedule and budget, so I kept putting it off. Finally one day I stopped making excuses, searched for “yoga for beginners” on Youtube, and started practicing at home. Best decision ever :)
When I started practicing yoga, it was like something suddenly clicked. Many poses were hard at first, I often struggled to follow along as a beginner, had to stop videos to take breaks, yet at the end of each practice I felt better than ever before.
With yoga, I finally found the joy of moving again. Seeing my body change on the outside was a nice bonus but the inner feeling lightness, calm and peace was my biggest motivation to keep practicing. It didn’t take long for physical practice to start translating into my everyday life. I learned a more sustainable way to deal with stress and anxiety, make conscious choices, and be present in the moment. I’ve always been an emotional eater and yoga helped me to take control of my cravings and become a more mindful eater.
I wanted to share the impact yoga had on my life so I decided to become a yoga teacher. I went to India for my first 200 h yoga teacher training in 2019 and keep attending courses and workshops that help me to develop as a yoga teacher.
But if it wasn’t for those free yoga videos on Youtube, perhaps I would never start practicing yoga. That’s why I’m passionate about teaching yoga online, sharing my love for yoga with people from all over the world, helping beginners start and develop a sustainable practice and experience the benefits of yoga on and off the mat.