Marzena Kierepka

Marzena story

I fell in love with yoga immediately and that love continues, even today!

I began practicing yoga in 1999. The classes were on a Sunday in a local gym. I confess back then I didn&;t even know what yoga was. It was not long after that I began to look forward to Sundays with anticipation, excited to go to the gym and practice.

One day, I took the plunge. I approached my teacher and asked, "Where can I learn more about this?”

Her answer was: "Go to India to this ashram in the south..."   

Two months later I was on a plane to that ashram in India to cultivate my practice and hone my skills. On that journey I explored different styles, teachers and places. The rest is history.

The vastness of this subject; its depth; and its beauty can be overwhelming. I tried and practiced many different styles before I found the style that speaks to me best: Iyengar Yoga. A type of Hatha Yoga that focuses on alignment, strength and unity of body & mind; Iyengar Yoga was developed by Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar whom I met in Pune, India on several occasions.

I feel gratitude from the depth of my heart to all my teachers: The Iyengar family, Hart Lazer, and Radjiv& Swati Chanchanis. Their graciousness in sharing their knowledge with me has allowed me to experience the joy of yoga.

Currently Marzena lives in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Since 2007 she has owned and operated Zenith Yoga Studio. She is married to Pankaj and has two beautiful boys, Aditya & Aayan.

 

Vu Kim Thu

Vu Kim Thu started practicing yoga in 2000 during her enrollment at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She fell in love with yoga after her first class and immediately noticed the huge difference in body and mind after just one week. She studied Hatha yoga with SuddhaWeixler at the Chicago Yoga Center for a few years because he taught at her art school.

In 2003, Thu&;s practice developed through intensive classes at Chicago Moksha Yoga Center. From here, she explored the styles of yogis like Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea and many other great teachers. In 2006, she travelled to Thailand to study Ashtanga Yoga with Paul Dallahan at Yoga Thailand on KohSamui.

In 2007, a severe back injury changed her practice forever. Thu became more interested in yoga therapy, gentle practice and how yoga can play a role as a healing process physically and mentally. This led her to begin Raja Yoga teacher training with Ron Katwijk at Magic Pond Yoga Center in Seoul, Korea. Raja Yoga which emphasizes discipline and self-control allowed her to advance her practice to a meditative and restorative style.

Thu's favorite quote is; “Practice, practice and all is coming” by Sri K PatthabiJois.

Chi-Thu

 

Thuy Nguyen

Since starting in 2008, yoga has been a remarkable journey for me. Practicing Asanas – the art of creating a pose mindfully – is the most interesting part, especially the mind to body connection.

Yoga has led me to a wise philosophy of life. It has guidedme to meet inspiring people. In times of stress, it influences my decisions and reactions.

Thanks to yoga, I am who I am now, and I really appreciate it!

In my opinion, Zenith yoga studio is the “real” yoga studio in Hanoi. With carefully selected teachers;intense workshopsand training from yoga gurus from all over the world, Zenith is an inspiring yoga community. I'm proud to be a student and teacher here!

Namaste.

C.-thuy

 

Naomi Misawa

I started yoga in 2012 and quickly became attracted to it. In 2013 I quit my job and began teaching in Hanoi. It was a huge change in my life - I wanted to focus on my yoga life.

I have taught at Zenith Yoga since 2014. Its friendly atmosphere and ethos of peace and love make Zenith my favorite place to be!

I believe that yoga has a lot of types of practices and approaches but in all, the essence is the same. My favorite form is Ashtanga Yoga. Developed by K. PattabhiJois, this type of yoga is composed of eight elements acting in unity including the pose and the breath.

 

My favorite motto is: "Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness". Yoga Sutra 1:14

 

Zuzzalla Krishna Hare

“Suzanna has been living in Hanoi for 4 years, and lives with her dog and cat. She has completed her 200 and 300 hour teaching certification in the holy city of Rishikesh in 2012 and 2014. She enjoys blending the yoga stylings of Hatha, Vinyassa and Restorative Yoga in her practice. Suzanna loves being part of the Zenith community, which has been an instrumental tool in her personal growth and journey in yoga. She believes wholeheartedly that yoga will change your life if you practice. “By mastery comes wisdom,” Yoga Sutra 3.5. A big namaste to all of you.”

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Linh Linh

“Tôi bắt đầu thực hành Yoga từ năm 2012, khi đó tôi đang là sinh viên Đại học. Việc học hành khá căng thẳng khiến tôi luôn trong trạng thái mệt mỏi và chán nản. Thật may mắn tôi đã biết đến Yoga qua một người bạn. Và sau khi thực hành Yoga được một thời gian, tôi thấy cuộc sống của mình thực sự thay đổi. Cơ thể tôi khỏe mạnh hơn, tâm lý ổn định hơn, và cảm thấy vui vẻ hơn. Yoga không chỉ dạy tôi cách nhận biết cơ thể của mình, mà Yoga còn mang đến cho tôi một lối sống lành mạnh, Yoga dạy tôi cách đối xử với mọi người, dạy tôi yêu thương mọi người và yêu thương bản thân mình. Đến với Yoga tôi được giải thoát khỏi những bó buộc, những căng thẳng trong cuộc sống hàng ngày. Yoga khiến cho cơ thể tôi khỏe mạnh hơn, tâm trí bình an hơn.

Khi đó tôi thực sự vô cùng yêu thích và cảm thấy biết ơn với Yoga. Và tôi mong muốn có thể chia sẻ bộ môn này với nhiều người hơn nữa.

Và thật tuyệt vời khi tôi biết tới Zenith, mặc dù trước đó đã học qua rất nhiều thầy cô, nhưng cho tới khi tham gia TTC tại Zenith tôi được mở mang hơn rất nhiều. Zenith không chỉ mang lại cho tôi những kiến thức rất chuyên sâu về Yoga, mà còn hướng dẫn giúp tôi trở thành một người giáo viên tốt, chỉ cho tôi một con đường để trở thành một Yogi thực thụ.

Tôi rất tự hào khi trở thành một thành viên của Zenith!

Namaste.”