Olga Oskorbina is a Jivamukti Yoga teacher and studio owner of the Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona. Born in Russia, Olga immigrated to the USA, determined to live up to the American dream and the capitalist notion of success, Olga studied an MBA to become a financial analyst. In her search for a healthy balance in life, she started going to the gym and eventually discovered yoga. In the beginning she was attracted by the physical benefits of the yoga practice, but over time, Olga discovered a passion for its philosophical and spiritual aspects as well.

Today, Olga is a Jivamukti teacher since seven years and teaches alongside her husband for a group of dedicated students. Combining knowledge drawn from Jivamukti Yoga and Vipasana meditation, Olga is a passionate teacher and lifelong learner at the same time. She brings the asana practice, chanting, meditation and spiritual insights together on the principle that yoga is a path to liberation through love and compassion for all beings.

“Jivamukti Yoga is an integrated method of yoga that combines a rigorous physical practice with study of yogic scriptures, chanting mantras, meditation and uplifting music into one harmonious and complete experience of a yoga class.”

Olga describes Jivamukti Yoga as a method for those who are interested and believe in the possibility of enlightenment, and who bring their physical practice off the mat and into the world through conscious practice of non-violence and compassion for all beings, becoming the change one wants to see in the world.

At the Berlin Yoga Conference, Olga will lead hip-opening Jivamukti workshops on Day 2 and 3 which aim to bring lightness into our hips and pelvis: the body parts which carry our spinal column, head and internal organs throughout our whole lives.

“Apart from this physical weight, our hips are also storage places for our emotional baggage. Forward bends bring us into our past, make us aware of those unresolved issues that may have solidified into tightness and limited range of movement of our hip joints.”

During these classes  – which will be accompanied by live music – you will create heat in your hips to loosen up any tension, stress or fears and go into a stretching practice. With Olga’s workshops you will melt away any residue of emotions that no longer serve you through the power of mantra and contemplation.

On Day 2, Olga also will guide us through a 30-minute Blessings Meditation and on Day 3 she will hold a Yoga Philosophy Lecture on the Sutras.

Olga will teach on Day 2 and 3 of the Berlin Yoga Conference.
Find her schedule here.

Watch this short teaser to get to know Olga.