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CEO and Creator YOGA loft
Cveta is the life force of YOGA loft, the very core of this amazing studio and community. As Creator and CEO, Cveta brings an abundance of wealth, professional knowledge and love for yoga that is unsurpassed in Newcastle.
An uber talented woman, Cveta has been a Lawyer, Banker, School Teacher, Sailor, Nanny, Richard Branson employee and is one of the most inspirational yoga teachers in the country.
After receiving her qualifications at the Fitness Institute Australia as a Gym Instructor (Cert III) in 2005, Cveta has been actively involved in the health and fitness industry. Her love for yoga began more than 13 years ago as a Power Vinyasa student. Cveta is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Australia RYT 200 Gold Designation, and delivers the teacher training programs, retreats and specialised events for the YOGA loft.
Cveta has trained with many international teachers such as: Master Baron Baptiste at Baptiste Yoga Institute, completing level I & II certification, Master Shiva Rea of the Prana Flow yoga movement, Yin yoga founder Paul Grilley, Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine and Cameron Shayne of the Budokon University.
In addition to her yoga expertise and skills, Cveta has also practiced as a Solicitor (admitted to practise as a Solicitor and Barrister, Supreme Court of NSW) in the Banking and Finance Sector in Australia and the United Kingdom, and since 2011, Cveta has acquired her Bachelor of Teaching in Secondary Education majoring in Legal Studies, Commerce and Business Studies. She is also a specialist in the Gifted and Talented program for primary and secondary school students.
Drawing from her whirlpool of life experience, Cveta brings a unique and powerful energy that flows from the mat to the mind and body, encouraging her students to shift their vision, feel inspired to find their true potential, inner strength and feel the life force from within.
For Cveta, yoga is her way of life – being fun, authentic, real and passionate in everything she does. Creating the YOGA loft has allowed her to flow all of these core values through to the loft community. Her vision for the interior vibe of the YOGA loft is also a flow from her own unique style, a place where luxury meets practicality in a modern eco studio. This creative vision was inspired from her visits to New York, where she discovered the amazing yoga studios that showcase how style, sustainability and Yoga can mix! So enter stage left, the YOGA loft, bringing NY to Newcastle in a luxury eco studio with stunning ocean views. A Newcastle first…
Being back in her home town, creating the YOGA loft and living and breathing yoga with her fellow Novocastrians has made Cveta’s heart truly sing!
Live. Breathe. Love YOGA loft!
Classes I teach: All classes at YOGA loft.
Why I teach: There is real magic in a yoga room, such a beautiful energy. All students inspire me, the rhythm of the ujay breath, seeing all bodies move, blending in harmony, one community and connection. Heavenly bodies of energetic vibrations. All this and more inspires me to show up. Be a YES, be the best that I can be on and off the mat.
Why I practice: Since my first class, yoga has always been an amazing release for me. Through all the things that happen in our life journey, yoga has been my solid rock. Keeping me grounded and centred. My body moving to my breath and connecting within. All the parts of me blending into wholeness.
Fave yoga position: There are so many! Supta budda Konasana because I feel so connected. Arrow Head I love because I feel like a bird soaring through the sky, and clawing my hands forward in Ashva Sanchalanasa is awesome because I feel like a wild cat in a jungle!
Work before: Banker, Lawyer, Banker, Lawyer, Deckhand on super yachts in Mallorca, working for Richard Branson on Neckerbelle (now Lady Barbaretta), Nanny in Spain, School Teacher (high school, and gifted and talented). You name it, I’ve probably done it.
What inspires me: Ever renewing life force energy. People who show up with big open hearts. My loved ones and all the YOGA loft teachers and students. Being part of a growing community. I’ve had an amazing journey to YOGA loft. One truly inspirational person has brought me to this place and my heart goes out to him every single day.
Fave Food: Any fresh seafood, or salt and pepper soft-shell crab, squid and prawns.
Unique about me: Ok, so I love using a jackhammer, nail gun and bruising my hands. I like fishing too – I know!
I love YOGA loft because: It’s my heart, soul and everything that I am. A living, breathing dream. An amazing journey that I’m so grateful to be on.
Cveta is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Australia RYT 350 Gold Designation, check out her profile here.