Inga Izabela Dańkowska
I have practised yoga for over 25 years and taught for 15 years in the United Kingdom. In September 2012, I returned to Poland with a strong intention to introduce and offer a unique British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) style of HATHA YOGA. I run yoga classes in Warsaw and online. Each Yoga session is a combination of physical postures, breathing, and relaxation or meditation techniques.
In Poland, I am the first yoga teacher who gained a Diploma from BWY – the governing body, which sets and maintains high standards of yoga worldwide. My qualifications also include BWY Pregnancy, Postnatal, Children’s Yoga, Yoga for Special Needs Child and Meditation Diplomas. I am also a Thai Yoga Therapist.
My Yogic path: many years ago, I started to complain about back pain. I was living in the UK, where yoga is popular and a friend suggested “try it”. At that time yoga seemed to me some kind of secret, mystical experience with the added ability to put your legs around your neck!
I went to few classes before I met the most wonderful, charming and calm Yoga teacher – Mr Ken Simmonds. He had an amazing approach to teaching. He taught me how to listen and work within my personal limitations. Slowly my back pain began to melt away and I was becoming more flexible, not just on a physical level. I opened up to other aspects of yoga: breathing, relaxation and meditation. I started to realise what yoga was all about – a true union of body, mind & spirit. Every day this ancient and holistic discipline appealed to me more and more.
Sadly in 2003 Ken suddenly passed away. I felt such sadness, but at that point, I decided to become a Yoga Teacher, to take further, what he taught me.
Since then, I gained a number of Diplomas. I have attended many yogic seminars and workshops on a regular basis. My personal yoga practice, as well as teachings, are constantly developing and changing, allowing me to enter new levels of the yogic experience.
I am so grateful, that I had the chance to meet Ken and all the other great teachers. Because of them I‘ve discovered and realized what a great passion and love I have for yoga. I am so fortunate to work as Yoga teacher and help others to discover Yoga too.
I specialise in Pregnancy Yoga, Post Natal Yoga (I run yoga classes at St. Sophia Hospital in Warsaw – presently online) and private yoga classes (either English or Polish)
1. Yoga Teaching Diploma / British Wheel of Yoga Yorkshire Yoga & Therapy Centre, Harrogate UK 2004-2007
2. Post-graduate module: Teaching Yoga to Children Yoga Campus Diploma Special Yoga Centre, London UK 2008
3. Postgraduate module: Pregnancy Yoga BWY Diploma Yoga Rooms, Manchester UK 2009
4. Post-graduate module: Postnatal Yoga Birthlight Certificate Birthlight, London UK 2010
5. LLC Diploma: Yoga for Special Needs Child Biel, Switzerland 2011
6. Post-graduate module: Meditation BWY Diploma Manchester 2015
7. Thai Yoga Therapy School of Thai Yoga Portugal 2018