Valerie Jeremijenko – Director and Director of Yoga Programming

Australian-born Valerie Jeremijenko, (PhD, ERYT 500), is the Director of Yoga Programming at Ananda Yoga and Detox Center. She has been teaching since 1991, training yoga teachers since 2007 and was the founder, owner and director of the highly acclaimed Yama Yoga Studios in Qatar for 12 years. She now brings her high-quality programs to Ananda Yoga and Detox Center while continuing to offer on-line classes and summer retreats at Yama Yoga Bulgaria.

As a teacher Valerie is both charismatic and nurturing. She infuses her classes with compassion, humour, intelligence and challenge. Her class forms include dynamic lead ashtanga, creative vinyasa, and technical workshops. She also offers classes in myafascial release, breathing, yoga nidra, and mediation. Her in-depth teacher training programs are renowned for their thoroughness and rigour and to date she has graduated over 300 200-hour teachers and close to 100 teachers from the 300-hour program who now teach world-wide. She is also the editor of How We Live our Yoga (Beacon, 2001) a collection of literary essays about the way yoga transforms our lives. Favourably reviewed by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and many others, an e-version of this classic text was released in August 2020.

Over the near 30 years of her practice Valerie has worked with leading teachers world wide and made 15 trips to India to study in her lineage. After raising 4 daughters and working full time for many years she is excited to dedicate herself fully to yoga education. She will be at the center to greet each of you personally.