Vlad Mizikov Teacher Trainer
Meet Vlad Mizikov Teacher Trainer. His yoga journey began during his first Savasana after accidentally walking in on an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class in India. He experienced the effects of an integrated practice that fulfilled him on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
Since then, yoga has been a fundamental element of Vlad’s life and over the years he has been blessed with the generous guidance of truly gifted teachers in India, Australia and Thailand. He has completed Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher training programs held by Vijay Kumar (Mysore) and David Swenson, as well as in the Prana Vashya method by Vinay Kumar (Mysore).
Vlad began teaching because he wanted to share something that had made a profound difference in his life. The more time he spent practicing, the more he realised that what happened on the mat was a metaphor for his life and how he conducted himself in the world. The practice provided space for the art of gentle observation, where he began to take notice of conditioned responses, holding patterns, and well-trodden paths that consign us to automaticity. The last 4 years have seen Vlad teaching together with Lianne Metcalf at Somachi, where he brings a wealth of knowledge in relation to asana practice, functional anatomy and biomechanics as well as yogic philosophy.
Vlad holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree specialising in Musculoskeletal Therapy. He practices in Melbourne as Clinical Myotherapist treating a vast range of neuro-muscular conditions. His key interests include: the nature of pain, biomechanics, and questions surrounding functional movement. When in India, Vlad works closely with an esteemed holistic clinic in Mysore treating the local population as well as teaching therapeutic yoga asana focusing on rehabilitation, structural alignment and bringing the benefits of practice to life off the mat. Having been influenced by so many people actively working to help improve the quality of life of the communities around them, Vlad is inspired to contribute to this work and to continue to learn and inspire others.