I practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga daily since year 2002. From primary series to secondary and later into the 3rd series, I was more and more interested in the topics of breath, its relation to the movement and techniques of pranayama & meditation in general.
In 2007, during my first visit to Mysore (South India), I met Vinay Kumar, who had just started to introduce western students into his unique asana sequence called “Prana Vashya Yoga“. Although he was almost unknown among the western students coming to Mysore, he himself was already recognized as an experienced yoga practitioner (visit www.pranavashya.com for more information).
His modesty and passion for sharing yoga practices and teaching in general was quite unique.
During my next visits to India I have focused only on Prana Vashya Yoga. In January 2009 I completed Prana Vashya Yoga Teachers Training as a second European certified to introduce other practitioners into this profound yoga practice. Since then I have taught Prana Vashya Yoga to thousands of people. In order to do it effectively, I gradually developed comprehensive methodology allowing me to teach Prana Vashya to people of all levels including complete beginners.
In the same year, 2009, due to vigorous yoga sadhana I experinced kundalini awakening in Ramana Maharishi Ashram, under the foot of sacred Arunachala mountain in Tamil Nadu, South India. This intense and quite often rather confusing experience caused tremendous changes which were challenging my various beliefs and attitudes, not to mention I had to somehow handle a kind of psychospiritual emergency crisis which was following initial breakthrouth into non-dual awareness. Spontaneous out-of-body and lucid dreaming experiences became daily norm and it took me about 2 years to feel “grounded” again. Since then I started to be intereted in depth psychology (mostly Jung & Mindell), altered states of consciousness and authentic Non-dual Śaiva Tantra teachings (Trika).
Today, I am no more interested in performing advanced yoga postures. I consider asana practice as a great introduction to yoga especially for our western goal-oriented minds. It is proven and time tested method for preparing body-mind before diving deeper within oneself. Personally, I am more interested in using breath & meditation for unfolding of the embodied consciousness, for entering altered states of consciousness and exploring the inner worlds hidden within us.
In addition to public and private asana, pranayama & meditation courses, I organize workshops on various yoga topics and manage yoga studio Jemný svět (i.e. Subtle World), which I found in 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.