Iwona Lenartowicz

About Iwona

Iwona belonged to a traditional Polish folk song and dance group, Karolinka – for 18 years and in addition established a career in the fashion industry, where she continues to freelance.

Travel and experiencing different cultures has always been Iwona's passion, and it was whilst staying at an Ashram in Trivandrum, India in 1995 that she discovered yoga.

Having since practiced various forms of yoga, Iwona chose to focus on Ashtanga and it's philosophy, enabling her to delve deeper into the practice and meditation. In 2009 Iwona qualified as a yoga teacher at Himalaya Yoga Valley, Goa and has been teaching classes ever since.

Inspired by various teachers Iwona had a daily practice with Hamish Hendry, at Dharma Shala, London, for 8 years. She then intermittently travelled to India and practiced with Sharmilla Desai in Morjim and was introduced to Luke Jordan. Having settled back in London she found Corrie Ananada @Mission.e1. Iwona now has a daily Mysore practice.

In 2015 Iwona underwent a hip operation. The experience gave her a greater understanding of the body's mechanics, and how limited postures can still stabilize the mind.

In 2023 Iwona was then challenged by breast cancer - yoga however gave her the strength and focus to manage this journey.

"Citta Vritthi nirodaha " - yoga stops the sensations and fluctuations of the mind.

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