Teachers > Zinzi Culalic
Zinzi first stepped onto the yoga mat in 2010. Her fascination with yoga began even with the first few classes. She would leave the mat feeling more centred, relaxed and focused. These lingering benefits convinced her to carry on with her practice when she moved to Hong Kong. Over years of performing in entertainment, she became very aware that her regular yoga practice helped to keep her body safe and strong, and complemented her profession as a dancer.
It was in 2014 that Zinzi decided to train to become a yoga teacher to share the benefits of movement and healing through yoga. She approached Dr. Yogananth Andiappan to study and directed her energy towards learning more about the philosophy of the practice. Her curiosity and enthusiasm led her to different areas of yoga, and she was soon teaching aerial yoga and yoga for kids. She believes that students are the best teachers, and it is only through establishing connection with other human beings that one gains experience.
Zinzi's classes are creative and dynamic with a steady emphasis on breath and alignment. She encourages her students to explore space and freedom in their bodies, using the body and the breath as tools for an empowering movement meditation. She hopes to inspire students to cultivate their own inner peace and build a quiet mind through their personal yoga practice.
From her combined passions, she derives a calming energy and positive disposition that she wishes to extend to everyone she meets.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
- Mindful Birth Teacher Training Yoga for Pregnancy with Michelle Papa, 2017
- Registered Children's Yoga School Teacher Training with Jenny Smith (95 hours), 2017
- Yoga for Kids and Families Teacher Training with Lei Sadakari, 2015
- Aerial Teacher Training Programme with Doris Li (50 hours), 2015
- Yoga Teacher Training with Dr. Yogananth Andiappan (200 hours), 2014