Meet Dace Ošleja
Yin yoga teacher, certified by Paul Grilley (500h), almost 900h of TT-level courses, plus many workshops
Dace started to practise yoga in early 2005 as part of upgrading the quality of life after moving from Latvia to Brussels. For a few years, she enjoyed the flow and effort of Ashtanga practice, then was led to appreciate other yoga styles such as Iyengar, Anusara and Somatic yoga.
A major turning point in her practice was Yin yoga and anatomy teacher training with Paul and Suzee Grilley (initiators of Yin yoga) in 2010. It opened wide new doors to asana exploration and reconnection with one’s body. Since then, Dace has completed several more Yin yoga teacher training courses with the Grilleys (2012–2018) and other internationally renowed teachers such as Bernie Clark (2014), Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier (2015), Joe Barnett (2016), and Jo Phee (2019) as well as several workshops with Sarah and Ty Powers, Donna Farhi, Max Strom, Amy Matthews and yet many others.
Dace started teaching weekly classes in 2012, workshops in 2014, and loves both since the very beginning. Since 2015, she also teaches 20h anatomy module of the Brussels Yoga Loft Ashtanga Yoga TT; and since 2018 — her own Yin yoga and functional anatomy TT.
In 2017, her life was enriched by Unitary Reiki, crystal energy and esoteric meditation courses; subsequently followed by inner parts work, systemic constellations, the “Energy Codes” by Dr Sue Morter, and yet others. Currently, Dace is pursuing professional certification with Claire Zammit to become a coach and group facilitator for empowering self-actualizing women.
While she loves to share her enthusiasm for Yin yoga and functional anatomy, Dace’s deeper passion is help unfold your soul’s path and embody higher potentials.
First of all, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all the inspiring, thought-provoking teachers and souls that I have met over the years and to their teachers and teachers’ teachers…, as well as my family, colleagues, friends, students, guides and many, many others who have touched my life in a meaningful way. It is because of You that I am walking my path. Thank you for your encouragement and for showing me the way! I bow to you with gratitude. May you be well! May your inner Light shine brightly! Namaste.
Photo: My beloved Yin yoga, functional anatomy, Bhagavad Gita, and chakra meditation teachers Paul and Suzee Grilley, with their loooong time assistants Joe Barnett and Jo Phee – very experienced and very knowledgable teachers themselves. What a blessing to know you!
“It exceeded my expectations. I never thought that I’d love anatomy. I thought it would be boring and difficult but it turned out to be fun!“
Yin yoga is a gentle and calm yet intense practice for all levels of flexibility and fitness.
Yin yoga is a gentle and calm yet intense practice for all levels of flexibility and fitness. With basic anatomy principles in mind, it accommodates each person’s unique body type, respects our borders and develops patience with oneself. With primary focus on stretching thighs, hips and back, Yin yoga may help to re-establish a healthy joint movement and alleviate fascia-related pain. Long held stretches stimulate energy channels (nadis or meridians), relax the nervous system and, over time, serve to prepare both body and mind for meditation. Yin yoga — for your body and soul.
If you would like to know more about Yin yoga, please visit yinyoga.com, which is a rich source of information on the subject.
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