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Meet Irena

Irena Bartolec is an KPJAY authorised yoga teacher, a meditation instructor, workshop and retreat facilitator, life mentor, and published author.

Irena has been teaching yoga and wellness for over 20 years. She leads annual retreats and workshops internationally, and teaches locally in Bali, Croatia, and Costa Rica.

Irena offers private instruction and group bookings upon request. She divides her time between Bali, Croatia, and Costa Rica. Irena is a devoted mother, and loves what she does.

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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Class Schedule

Weekly class schedule for online and in person classes and events.

Private Classes

Private classes are a great way to begin your yoga or meditation experience, or to deepen your practice with one on one instruction. 

Irena Yoga with a Family

Workshop & Retreats

International yoga and meditation workshops and retreats are available through out the year. 



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Costa Rica

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Private Yoga Retreat

playa Azul, Guanacaste