Vera is a Brooklyn girl by way of the Russian Far East. Always fascinated by human nature and the human body, she studied them both through yoga, dance, music, meditation, languages, politics, and culture.
Vera loves Strala for its inclusive, unpretentious, and welcoming approach, and shares this approach when leading class. A believer in getting through hard things easily, she enjoys helping people discover balance and ease, through gentle and playful guidance. In her classes, be ready to breathe and move in a flow, and to explore.
Vera was born and raised in a small Siberian town between the mountains and the sea. She has a professional background in linguistics, journalism, and harm reduction, which have taught her that every person’s experience, story, and body is unique. She sees yoga as a beautiful tool to help us stay grounded on the mat and in everyday life—and to find inspiration. Vera is a graduate of Strala’s 200-Hour Ready-to-Lead training, as well as the Strala Intensive for Teachers program.