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Aleksandra found yoga during her her first visit to Maine from Poland. She remembers being instantly drawn to this transformative and healing practice. She  completed her initial 200 h Vinyasa teacher training with Jennifer Cooper and Sandra Pleasant in Virginia and since then studied with many teachers including Sean Corn, Shiva Rea, Jacqui Bonwell, Amy Wren, Nicole Clark and many others. She holds 40 h Pre-Natal Training with Still Point Healing Method and also Shiva Shakti School of Yoga. She is also a certified children's yoga and mindfulness instructor with Childlight Yoga and has additional training in trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness work with children and adults. Additionally she is trained in yoga Nidra, Thai yoga bodywork levels 1 and 2 with Shiva Shakti School of Yoga. In 2012 she opened Spiral Tree Yoga and Wellness Studio in Portland ME where she offered a diversity of programs for adults, children and families. During that time she also completed additional 300 h training with Daniel Orlansky and Yoga of Energy Flow including styding with Doug Keller (yoga therapy), Josh Summers (yin yoga), Todd Norian and Jennifer Reis (yoga Nidra).  She officially transitioned from the ownership of the studio in September 2018 and currently offers classes, workshops and privates in the Greater Portland Region and also overseas in Poland.  She also trained in Stott Pilates Method. Her  background is supported by an undergraduate degree in Health Science (minor Holistic Health) and  graduate degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and background in Ayurveda with The Institute of Ayurveda in New Mexico. She is aso a Reiki practicioner. 


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