Hi, I’m Sonja. I am a certified mindfulness and meditation instructor.
I was trained by Theravada Buddhist Monks to teach meditation and guide individual and group classes. I offer a unique, simple, psychology based approach to meditation that has proven to be effective in helping people reduce stress and increase mental wellbeing.
Topics I teach:
- reducing stress and avoiding burnout
- introduction to meditation
- developing resilience
- caring for our wellbeing
- tension releasing technique
- emotional intelligence
- meditation for healthy relationships
My Formal Training
My formal education is BA in Psychology and my meditation training has been primarily in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. I am honored to be trained and mentored by LP John Paramai and Ping Ping Worakate Thangsurbkul.
I received my Mindfulness, and Meditation Instructor Certification from the World Peace Initiative in Bangkok, Thailand (Certified in 2018). My coaching skills were developed during a 1-year program I completed in 2014, in The Netherlands. Before I became a coach and a meditation instructor I worked as a school psychologist in Serbia where I got by BA in Psychology.
At the moment I am teaching meditation, mostly online, and completing a TRE (Tension, Stress and Trauma Release) practitioner certification program- Module 1 in Koh Phangan, Thailand (2019), and Module 2 in London (2019).
At the core of what I teach, and why I teach, is a strong belief that feeling well and being well comes from a “place” that lies within us. We can visit it on demand regardless of our current external circumstances.
As a practitioner and as a teacher, I’m committed, in supporting people to find that place of inner wellbeing and help them make it their spiritual home.
My motto is: “You don’t need to have a perfect life to feel perfectly peaceful.”
What People Say About Sonja
No pressure felt, she guided with ease and determination. Great sense of intuition – just what I needed. Thank you SonjaKata from Hungary
She laid my fears and anxieties from the past to rest. She is a very caring and professional person. I am forever grateful to her.Micheal from Ireland
Sonja helped me to deepen my knowledge to understand myself and my mind better. I strongly recommend everyone to be a part of her classes.Cholpon from Kyrgyzstan