“There are two basic motivating forces: FEAR AND LOVE (Yin and Yang). When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. “ ~ John Lennon~
A Story of my life…
My name is Veronika. I am a therapeutic yoga teacher, yoga therapist with a bionic knee, healing arts practitioner, and Traveling Lady Moon — a seasonal travel writer, all are deeply rooted in my core.
My journey of life began in Europe, I was born and raised in Czechoslovakia. But my true Hero’s journey was embarked later on after immigration to Canada, more than 20 years ago. I discovered who I am and how to live my life on my new, step-by-step journey. It was a challenging, perplexing, and lonely time for me. Against all obstacles, I was able to seize this chance and restart my life fully.
Like many others in the same shoes, I worked hard during the daytime and studied English language even harder in the evenings. Slowly, a class by class, I made my way to the nursing program and became a nurse. Now I know there is no insignificant choice because every choice creates a platform for new experiences to arrive.
This rewarding career created a strong foundation for my professional work. Soon I uncovered the power of holistic nursing that led me to yoga study and travel. I completed many journeys on my wisdom quest! At the present, I keep offering yoga teaching and yoga therapy sessions and traveling with my family and our grandchildren.
VERONIKA PRIELOZNA, MA, C-IAYT RYT500, IEHP enjoys working with people from all walks of life using integrative holistic nursing skills and alternative yoga wisdom gathered from around the world. Clients and students found her smile and joyous spirit contagious in her offer of well-balanced innovative healing solutions or self-development guidance. Her signature work YOGA RECOVERY + CARE provide assistance to all people recovering from accident, surgery or life trauma. This service encapsulates her essence, work/ life experience and study wisdom.
My yoga niche is YOGA & HEALING ARTS honoring both polarities where I equally recognize the logic and magic of life.
My yoga/ wellness services are mindfully focused on self-healing rooted in Hatha Yoga, where fabrics of both are masterfully woven into every session.
My MISSION is to teach people to become their own healers using yoga as a self-care to “Heal Your Life Forward!”
Brief Study Bio – YOGA
2020 – 1000 hours / Yoga Therapy Study at Ajna Yoga College, Victoria, BC – rewarded as a C- ( IAYT) Certified Yoga Therapist
2018 – 500 Hours/ Advanced Teacher of the Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga; YOGA THERAPY 500 hours at Ajna Yoga College, Victoria, BC.
2015 – 240 Hours / YOGA TEACHER TRAINING program based in the Hatha Yoga. This training was designed to be a hands-on learning experience, with practical applications of student-centered teaching techniques at Ajna Yoga College, Victoria, BC.
2015 – 30 Hours / MINDFUL YIN INTENSIVE TRAINING with Jennifer Raye. This training was designed for teachers and for practitioners to deepen their understanding of the practice and instruction of Yin Yoga. This unique yoga blends with the practice of Buddhist mindfulness, heart cultivation practices and subtle body from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
2011 – 40 hours / HEART YOGA with Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson. In their work, they attempt to fuse both these longings and aspirations. The Sacred Marriage is the living unity of heaven and earth, heart and mind, body and soul. The inner experience of this marriage engenders a transformed human being; one who is simultaneously open to the transcendent and able to create and work for radical change in the immanent.
2009 – 30 Hours /Introduction to the INTEGRAL YOGA founded by Sri Aurobindo, Pondicheri, South India. The whole principle of Integral Yoga is to give oneself entirely to the Divine alone and to nobody else, and to bring down into ourselves by union with the Divine Mother all the transcendent light, power, wideness, peace, purity, truth-consciousness and Ananda of the Supramental Divine.
Brief Study Bio – HEALING ARTS
WISDOM / UBIQUITY UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, California: Master’s Degree in Wisdom Studies Arts with Healing Concentration. WU became a part of UBIQUITY UNIVERSITY in 2013 founded by Matthew Fox (1996), more here: https://www.ubiquityuniversity.org/about-us/
2009 – 2012
Wisdom as a Way of Life is a full spectrum transformational learning process with an impact on the multi-sensory system with the goal to catalyze personal and professional growth and development. Study stay and work with renovated teachers: Carolyn Myss, Ph.D. (Energy Medicine – Medical Intuitive), Jean Houston, Ph.D. (Women Mysticism), Andrew Harvey(Sacred Activism/ Rumi Translator), Apela Colorado, Ph.D. (Indigenous Science – Hawaii & North American tradition), Jim Garrison, PhD (Wisdom & Civilization), Karen Rivers, M. A. (Choreo cosmos and Esoteric Studies), Linda Tucker, M.A. (Indigenous African culture/ Sacred Animals), Judith Yost D.Min as a final adviser for my thesis work: Gaia, Cosmos & You: Utilizing Natural Element in Human Body for Self-Care – teaching program
LANGARA COLLEGE, Holistic Studies: Integrative Energy Healing Certificate Program
2006 – 2009
Rigorous program of Energy Medicine and Ancient Wisdom with supervised clinics in Vancouver Lower Mainland – Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s (Chronic Pain Clinic), Friends for Life (life-threatening illnesses), Pacific Treatment Center (addiction recovery) and community centers
In-depth human energy field assignments, case studies, research work and paper on Kundalini Energy in South India, Final World Service Practicum – internship in healing centers in Auroville and Pondicherry, South India/ State Tamil Nadu, Study under the guidance of Ruth Lamb, Ph.D. Linda Turner, Ph.D. Melinda Conner, Ph.D.
HEALING TOUCH PROGRAM: Continuing Holistic Nursing Education – Certification
Healing Touch, Level 1, 2, 3 –, Nanaimo, BC with Elfie Holst, RN, BSsN, CHTP/I Healing Touch, Level 4 – Naramata, BC, Alexandra Johnson, RN, BSsN, CHTP/I, President Healing Touch Canada, CEO; Healing Touch, Level 5 – February 6 – 9, 2008, Honolulu, HI, Anne Day, RN, MA, HNC, CHTP/I