Irena Bartolec is an Authorised KPJAYI yoga teacher and head of the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Program at The Seminyak Yoga Shala in Bali, Indonesia.
Irena has 15 years of extensive teaching and work experience in the field of yoga. In 2004 Irena opened Yoga studio in her hometown of Zagreb, Croatia. She operated and taught at her studio for 10 years, establishing a traditional Ashtanga and vinyasa program in a rapidly growing yoga community.
In 2014 Irena received her Authorisation to teach from The KPJAYI Institute in Mysore, India.
Irena Bartolec has had the opportunity to learn from traditional teachers and masters from all over the world. She has studied with Sri. K. Patthabi Jois, Sharat R. Jois, Rolf Naujokat, Richard Freeman, Lino Miele and many others. Their great wealth of knowledge and generosity educated Irena in various yogic styles and philosophies.
Irena also has experience teaching Kinesiology, Prenatal and Postnatal yoga, Restorative and Vinyasa yoga, Pilates and various wellbeing programs. Her teaching philosophy aims to balance strength with alignment for students to arrive at an open yet firm and grounded yoga practice.
Irena Bartolec lives in Bali with her daughter, and she is the creator and director at Ashtanga Yoga Mama. She holds and organises annual retreats and workshops in Bali and Europe.