From the young age Sofya was always into studying spiritual traditions which brought her to practice meditation, tai chi, attending Buddhist teachings and retreats and do researches in religious studies. She holds a BA degree in theology and philosophy and was travelling throughout the world to learn and experience spiritual practices.
In 2005 her searching brought her to work at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London where she first started her Yoga practice. Since then Sofya was practicing Yoga, trying different styles and attending different schools and Yoga Ashrams. With the time she came to study Ashtanga Yoga that is evolved to help with moral, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development where practitioner can progress in order to reach the state of yoga – a union of mind, body and soul leading to self realization.
To deepen her practice of Ashtanga Yoga, Sofya was studying under the guidance of R. Sharat Jois at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in Mysore, India – the place where Ashtanga yoga as a set or asana and pranayama practices was systematized and kept preserved.There in Mysore she was also studying Ayurveda, Sanskrit and ancient yogic texts. Later she was trained and certified as Yoga and Pranayama teacher in Tattvaa Yoga School in Rishikesh, India. As a Yoga teacher Sofya is also certified by Yoga Alliance International.
Sofya is known with her warm and light way of teaching Yoga which creates special atmosphere at her classes. She finds personal contact with every student giving clear verbal instructions and physical adjustments, she keeps them motivated to practice sharing with them her knowledge and experience.