Oxana’s journey to yoga didn’t take a traditional path.
For many, yoga starts with physical exercises and asana practice and then, if they feel called, some move onto yoga philosophy and spirituality. For Oxana, it was the other way around.
She first started with selfless service performing karma yoga at community centers, shelters, and ashrams. Through her friends in the Krishna Consciousness community, Oxana was introduced to Bhakti yoga (yoga of love and devotion) and Jnana yoga (a path of wisdom and Knowledge). She followed her heart and made changes in her diet and lifestyle, studied spiritual texts and performed seva (selfless service). By cleansing her body and mind, Oxana was able to understand better and dive deeper into yoga philosophy. Naturally, she was drawn to visit India, the birthplace of yoga. She explored the North (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) and lived at a local ashram, Amritapuri in the South.
After the yoga teacher training, Oxana couldn’t but share her yogic knowledge with the BHNY students and started teaching Vinyasa flow classes at the studio.
Oxana’s practice is heavily influenced by Dharma Yoga, graceful and challenging practice based on Dharma Mittra’s fifty years of practice of classical yoga. She incorporates subtle anatomy, qi gong, essential oils, and Sanskrit chants into her yoga classes. Oxana enjoys teaching Bro yoga, gentle yoga and yoga nidra. Her goal is to bring the highest light in people and to create the space for the deepest inner love.
Oxana is inspired by the humanitarian work and spiritual teachings of Amma, India’s well-known spiritual leader. She also receives her inspiration from the humility, humor, strength, and friendliness of Sri Dharma Mittra.
Fun facts about Oxana
Oxana loves reading, slacklining, giving hugs, knitting, and cooking Indian food. If you know of a good book or a vegetarian recipe to share, Oxana would love to hear from you.