Mischa first experienced Yoga's capacity for transformation and self discovery over 12 years ago and has since remained dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient wisdom tradition. She is continually humbled by the practice; the way in which it inspires growth and invites a profound experience of the fullness of life itself. She is devoted to exploring the unfolding of the Self, to realising the innate freedom and Love that resides within each of us.
Mischa holds enormous gratitude for leading vinyasa flow teacher Claire Missingham with whom she completed her initial 200 hours TT in 2012 with and went on to assist for some time afterwards. Claire’s year long training was very influential in inspiring a sincere commitment to honour the roots of yoga whilst being relevant to modern times and practitioners.
Mischa met her main teacher and mentor, Sianna Sherman in 2014, a meeting which continues to shape, influence and guide her path. She completed a 300 hours TT with Sianna in 2015 and has since then been in apprenticeship with her, assisting on workshops and trainings globally. Mischa is now a lead teacher for Sianna’s school, Rasa Yoga. Alongside her yoga study, Mischa is also immersed in study of the Priestess tradition under Sianna's guidance, a path of embodied practice, wisdom and ritual and a sincere journey of reclamation of the Divine Feminine
Mischa also has an Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga practice and has studied at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. She continues to spend extensive time in India visiting sacred sites and practicing under the guidance of true masters of yoga. In 2018 she began practicing Tantra under Guruji Rajkumar and has also been initiated into Kriya Yoga through the lineage of Swami Satyananda at Rikhiapeeth Ashram. She is currently in long term study of Vedic Chanting under the guidance of Menaka Desikachar in Chennai, India.
Mischa’s life is determined by her sadhana (spiritual practice). She has been exploring India’s sacred heart for over ten years and shares a layered and heartfelt practice which reflects the adventure and texture of this. The practice is rich with mantra, philosophy, myth, chanting, meditation and ritual. Classes are immersive and include creative sequencing, a deep focus on breath and alignment and combinations of strong steady flows and longer holds to both uplift and tap into the stillness whilst allowing for deep listening and integration. Mischa's teaching is passionate and authentic, her intention is to both inspire and empower whilst holding a space for individuals to open, reflect and restore. You will be taken on a joyful journey of internal and external unfolding.
In Tantrism, we throw our entire beings in, endlessly, without distinguishing between pure and impure, beauty and ugliness, good and bad. All the pairs of opposites are dissolved in the divine. The deepest urges, the most sublime capacities - no one lacks them. We begin to communicate with the divine when we totally accept the complete spectrum. All beauty contains darkness. In trying to obliterate it we dry ourselves up. When one sees nothing but a singular and shared divine energy in all things, the consciousness can no longer go astray. The Sadhana is fed by the entirety of the experience, and no longer by inconsistent fantasies of purity, of spiritual realisation, of power or greatness.
Daniel Odier, Tantric Quest