'The Greatest Illusion in the world is the Illusion of Separation'
Hi, I'm Mirja
At the age of 54, yoga became a part
of my daily life while I worked and travelled
in India in 2002. Daily practice since then has
made me stronger, more resilient, healthier and
happier, even through the varied challenges life brings.
In 2011-2012 I completed my 200 hrs
yoga teacher training in the Integral Yoga
tradition and remained a student of yoga
ever since. On graduating I was given the name Dharani.
Dharani means supporter or earth goddess.
The name is appropriate not least because my
outlook on life and yoga is firmly rooted
to the earth, the soil, annual cycle of the seasons
and nature and also because I would like to support others on
Over the years, I have taught over 3000 hours in
yoga studios, leisure centres, schools,
workplaces, hired venues and private spaces.
I've continued to learn from
other teachers, traditions and
lineages of yoga including
Yin with Sarah Powers and
Vinyasa with Jason Crandell.
New inspiration comes from many sources:
direct learning from every class I teach,
meditation, from my wonderful students
and from the wisdom of many other yoga
teachers, past and present. A yoga book
of some kind is always on my bedside table.
My aim is to continue to share what
I love with others and to help
promote their wellbeing.
I hope to bring the enjoyment
of yoga to my students and to open their
hearts to the magic and the deeper
meaning of the practice.
See you in the class!