Izabella Jónás PhD

I was born in Budapest, Hungary. Since a young age, I have been interested in body movement and exercise. I practised athletics for nine years and was nominated in national and international competitions.  Later on, I practised competitional aerobic, fitness acrobatic and improvisative dance.

In 2003, I certified with a MSc. in Human Kinesiology, in Semmelweis University, Budapest, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences. I wrote my dissertation in "Treatment of chronic low back pain in spinal disorders with McKenzie Method."

In 2005, I received a PhD position at the University of Groningen, in The Netherlands. Four years later, I earned my doctorate degree in Neuroscience studying the effects of voluntary physical activity and nutrition on energy balance and emotionality, and their role in treatment of complex diseases, such as obesity and depression.

During the final phase of my doctorate in the Netherlands I realized that science was not the path I wanted to follow in my life. I began to explore various activities I was interested in, such as yoga, improvisational dance and doing workouts in the gym. Little by little I began to feel that my path was to teach people to move and practice exercises. I finally found therapeutic yoga, where I could use my knowledge acquired during my Master in Human Kinesiology.

During the period 2009-2013 I trained in Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga which combines the traditional yoga of Sri. T. Krishnamacharya with modern science with AG Mohan, Indra Mohan and Dr. Ganesh Mohan and Dr. Guenter Niessen in Cologne, Germany. The training included, among others, specific courses on the Musculoskeletal System, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders, the Neurological, Digestive and Immune System, Yoga for the Elderly, Managing Stress, Anxiety, Mild Depression and the Most Common Emotional Disorders.

In late 2009 I moved to Barcelona where I started teaching therapeutic yoga classes while exploring different body and movement techniques. One of the most intense studies was the Alexander Technique, which transformed my view of the body.

Izabella Jónás PhD
Izabella Jónás PhD