‘YOGA SHAPE’ IS A REMINDER THAT YOU CAN SHAPE YOUR LIFE WITH YOGA

My name is Irina Oshchepkova.

I am a certified yoga teacher with 800+ hours of teaching experience and a consultant in Employee Wellness and Stress Management.   I am also a manager in a corporate environment with 10+ years of experience. 

I design corporate wellness solutions for companies to support their staff. 

If your people feel supported and have a sense of purpose and significance, they are empowered to move in the same direction as your company. 

Healthy, motivated, focused, productive and resilient employees are more active contributors in meeting the company’s goals.

I work with teams, team leaders and team members through group sessions and private consulting.

My name is
Irina Oshchepkova

I am a certified yoga teacher with 800+ hours of teaching experience and a consultant in Employee Wellness and Stress Management.   I am also a manager in a corporate environment with 10+ years of experience. 

I design corporate wellness solutions for companies to support their staff. 

If your people feel supported and have a sense of purpose and significance, they are empowered to move in the same direction as your company. 

Healthy, motivated, focused, productive and resilient employees are more active contributors in meeting the company’s goals.

I work with teams, team leaders and team members through group sessions and private consulting.

Why ‘Yoga Shape’?

I moved from Russia to Belgium for a job.  Adapting to the new environment, a different way of working and another culture was not easy.  It was yoga, breathwork and meditation that helped me to find balance and feel grounded in stressful times.

A few years ago, when I was on a yoga retreat in Goa, I realised how happy I was when practising yoga and how much it supported me.  I decided to become a yoga teacher to share this knowledge with others and to organise events that give people space to re-evaluate what is important in life.

‘Yoga Shape’ is a reminder that you can shape your life with yoga.  Yoga is beyond postural practice:

‘Yoga means joining oneself (yoga) firmly to a spiritual discipline (yoga), the central element of which is the process (yoga) of achieving integration (yoga) and connection (yoga) to reality, primarily through the exercise (yoga) of repeatedly bringing all the energies of the body, mind, and senses to a single point of tranquil focus (yoga).’ – by Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis (hareesh.org)

Why ‘Yoga Shape’?

I moved from Russia to Belgium for a job.  Adapting to the new environment, a different way of working and another culture was not easy.  It was yoga, breathwork and meditation that helped me to find balance and feel grounded in stressful times.

A few years ago, when I was on a yoga retreat in Goa, I realised how happy I was when practising yoga and how much it supported me.  I decided to become a yoga teacher to share this knowledge with others and to organise events that give people space to re-evaluate what is important in life.

‘Yoga Shape’ is a reminder that you can shape your life with yoga.  Yoga is beyond postural practice:

‘Yoga means joining oneself (yoga) firmly to a spiritual discipline (yoga), the central element of which is the process (yoga) of achieving integration (yoga) and connection (yoga) to reality, primarily through the exercise (yoga) of repeatedly bringing all the energies of the body, mind, and senses to a single point of tranquil focus (yoga).’ – by Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis (hareesh.org)

MY OFFERINGS

corporate

Being an expat and having worked with professionals from 30+ countries in the corporate setting, I know exactly how it is to be going through difficulties at work, in particular in times of uncertainty. I have progressed from the junior adviser to the middle manager, and so I understand challenges of both team members and team leaders.

I have developed a comprehensive Corporate Wellness Program based on my practical experience and knowledge as a corporate professional, yoga coach and employee wellness and stress management specialist.

Retreats

Realising the importance of work-life integration and the need for rest and ‘me-time’ for busy professionals, I am passionate about designing yoga retreats in Belgium and abroad.

My current offer for a yoga retreat provides an opportunity for self-reflection and re-connecting to nature.  The program includes corporate wellness sessions.

CERTIFICATION

RYT® 200, Yoga Alliance ID 305155

 

I have also learnt about hormone yoga, therapeutic yoga, Ayurveda, Abhyanga, Marma therapy, Reiki, Tibetan singing bowls and sound therapy.

I am grateful and proud to have studied with Vijay Kumar, Saraswathi Jois, Mark Stephens, Bernie Clark, Diana Batts, Leslie Kaminoff, Balsundra Srinatha, Arvind Pare, David Swenson, Sharmila Desai, Scott Johnson, Chitralekha KrishnamurthyRobert Lamport and many more.