Namaste Founder, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Ayurvedic Health Advisor
What is your self care routine?
I start my day with a glass of lemon water and a couple sun salutes, end with nightly abhyanga. If I am able to fit in a yoga nidra session too, I am very content with myself.
Learning to routinely say no has been a big one for my self-care. Filling my cup first before others' is my daily challenge, practice and lesson.
Born and raised in the wine country of eastern Slovakia, Vanda revelled the planes of the old continent in tune with the seasons. Interested in the earth and sky, reiki attuned, Ayurveda trained, Vanda brings playful intuition, ongoing star alignment, and the energies of the season to the yoga room.
Vanda is passionate about life in rhythm with nature, yogic and ayurvedic lifestyle. Having spent the last decade studying Yoga and Ayurveda, Vanda opened Namaste to help others on their self-care and self-actualization journeys.
Vanda founded Namaste Highland Park in 2012. In 2017, while pregnant with her first, Vanda felt the flow of boundless creation, she added a second location in Downtown LA. She noticed a void in Feminine Wellness offerings so she created a Healing Space at the DTLA location offering feminine care, pelvic steam, massage & energy healing. This same year Namaste's very own Teacher Training was conceived, with the goal of shaping new teachers equally in Yogic Philosophy as well as Asana instruction. 2017 was a fruitful year indeed.
As a predominantly Vata person, Vanda’s main challenge remains staying put, focusing on one thing at the time and prioritizing self-care. She admits that creating Namaste is her daily reminder to take care of herself and walk the talk.
Besides being a lay practitioner of numerology, astrology, tarot, and herbalism, Vanda holds a Masters Degree in Hospitality & Tourism. She lives in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles with her husband Dave, their home-born son Leo, and cats Nuggets & George.
Certifications & Trainings:
- RYT 200, Mukti Yoga School
- Chakra Immersion, Mukti Yoga School
- Advanced Class Planning, Safe Harbor Yoga School
- Reiki Level 1
- ParaYoga Nidra with Rod Stryker
- Working on 600hr Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification
- Teaching yoga since 2012
- Practicing yoga since 2008
Vanda Ciceryova regularly instructs the following:
Vanda holds our Teacher Training lectures about Ayurveda, subtle energy, chakras, yoga nidra and other yogic practices, as well as the business of yoga.
The Vaginal Steam has been used for centuries as a traditional home remedy and generally for feminine health care. This pleasant and relaxing steam "bath" can help manage PMS symptoms, uterine cramping, fertility, post-natal; peri and post-menopausal symptoms.
In your first session you'll talk with our Steam Specialist who will determine the mix of herbs used tailored to your specific needs. Then you'll be shown to the steam room, where you undress completely and put on your silk robe (provided). You'll take your seat on the steam chair and the specialist will check in with you for comfort, bring you tea, wrap up your legs over a foot warmer. Cozy and comfortable, you savor the steam and relax.