Alina draws from various science and art forms to infuse her work with creative, action-oriented approaches. She completed 400 hours of Kaiut Yoga teacher training. She holds a Masters in Social Work and a science degree in nursing, and is registered with both Colleges in Ontario. She is trained in group psychotherapy, sex therapy and is currently in her 4th year of training in Psychodramatic Bodywork®, at the advanced level.
Alina has been practicing yoga for over two decades. She was first introduced to Kaiut Yoga in 2016 when Brazilian Francisco Kaiut offered an introductory session in Toronto. Inspired by Francisco’s presence and extensive knowledge as well as by the method’s accessibility and intelligence, she is committed to teaching and spreading the word about this natural, holistic, and ever-evolving practice to as many people as possible.
Alina delights in concocting workshops on a variety of topics using experiential methods. She has a passion for creating reflective space and helping people befriend their inner life. Alina has a regular meditation and yoga practice. She enjoys clay sculpture and painting. Some of her poetry was published.
Alina volunteered for many years for the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association as treasurer and conference-planning co-chair. She has worked with women recovering from trauma in a day treatment setting; as an addictions nurse in an abstinence-based program; and spent two months in the Arctic in a nursing internship.
Alina's approach evolved from various group process and psychotherapy modes, sociometry and psychodramatic bodywork ®.