Debra Kochanczyk, Co-Founder Omage Yoga * * * OmAge Yoga has relocated to Italy and Costa Rica * * *
Debra is one of Abu Dhabi’s most respected and sought after Yoga teachers, having established, developed and nurtured Abu Dhabi’s Yoga Community and most popular Yoga classes. To have a read of her blog click here, to read about her in "The National" newspaper click hereand to see her in other mediaclick hereor here. Debra acquired her Yoga teaching certification, RYT 200 in Yin/Yang Yoga with Simon Low, founder of Yoga Academy U.K. and earned an advanced RYT 500 teacher training certification in Ashtanga Yoga with world renowned yogi Michel Besnard, founder of Yogasana Asia.
Subsequently, Debra achieved the most advanced level of Yoga teacher training, E-RYT 200 (achieving 1,000 hours of practical teaching over 10,000 students with no injuries).
By 2013 Debra successfully founded Omage Yoga along with her partner and co founder Vivid Riley.
Debra also has a passion for writing and painting having written articles for Myyogaonline with publishing her Yantra art (a Yantra is a symbolic painting that can be used for meditation and introspection).
Debra is constantly updating her skills and knowledge by attending workshops with learned teachers such as Deepak Chopra in Vancouver, Canada, Shiva Rae in India and Santorini, Greece, Kregg Wiess, founder of Myogaonline and expert in Kinesiolgy, David Life and Shannon Cannon founder of Jivamukhti Yoga, Brigette Kramer-Woods of Anusara Yoga and the respected anatomy and physiology teacher Julie Gudmestad.
Debra’s other qualifications include: Stress Management Consultant Professional Relaxation Therapist Mediation Guide Pilates Instructor Body Balance Instructor Reiki Practitioner Level I and Level II
Debra has lived in Abu Dhabi since 2003. Originally from England, Debra has spent most of her life traveling and has had the pleasure of living in diverse and different countries such as America, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Libya and Italy.
Debra has expertise in Yoga for Mothers both due and new as well as Yoga students Adult and Children.
Debra’s life is devoted to spreading the seed of Yoga and she believes OmAge should support others interested in physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth.