Sanacija naše voljene shale napreduje.

Novo otvorenje je planirano za JESEN 2022.

Sretni smo što možemo biti tu za vas, sad kad je to najpotrebnije al ćemo biti još sretniji kad se vidimo svi skupa u našoj joga kući.


A do tada pridružite se CYBER PINKU - online platformi koja će nam olakšati put u bolje sutra koje neminovno dolazi. 


Svi satovi su na bazi donacija koje će pomoći u sanaciji štete uzrokavane potresom kao i teamu učitelja koji je za vas pripremio online satove. Ako ste u mogućnosti donirati iznos po vašem izboru, bili bi vam zahvalni. Možete donirati po satu, tjednu ili mjesecu iznos koji vi smatrate prihvatljivim. I minimalna donacija je vrijedna. Hvala vas od srca!


Kako bi se pridružili odabranom satu, potrebna je vaša registracija (kliknite na odabrani sat).

Kad se registrirate, dobiti ćete link na vašu email adresu koji će vas spojiti na odabrani live sat. Prije prvog spajanja, instalirajte Zoom aplikaciju ovdje.





The renovation of the shala is GOING on.

New opening is now finally planned for FALL 2022.


Register for online classes by simply clicking on the schedule link below. All classes are donation based. Donations are warmly suggested and welcome. They will support shala renovation after the severe damages caused by the earthquake as well as teachers who are preparing classes for you. You can donate by class, week or month and choose the amount yourself. Even minimum donation is helpful. If it is out of reach for you at this moment, please feel free to join. You are welcome anytime.

Thank you very much! Namaste!



Click below to donate:

Kliknite odvje za donaciju:





Osim preko PayPal-a, možete položiti iznos u kunama koji želite na naš poslovni račun kroz internet bankarstvo.

VAŽNO -> Opis plaćanja: ONLINE YOGA

Broj računa: HR8124020061100748459

Ime firme: ROZI SLON d.o.o.

Adresa: Gundulićeva 63, Zagreb



 Cyber Pink will start again in October 

Cyber Pink će ponovo početi u listopadu


>za registraciju kliknite na odabrani sat<

>to register click on the chosen class<

svaku nedjelju navečer aktiviramo nove tjedne linkove

new weekly links are active every sunday evening





Ponedjeljak - Monday - 25.07.





18.30 Ashtanga Led - Half Primary with Natasha 








Utorak - Tuesday - 26.07.




18.30 Ashtanga Basic with Martina









Srijeda - Wednesday - 27.07.



  no classes








Četvrtak - Thursday - 28.07.




18.30 Ashtanga Basic with Natasha









Petak - Friday - 29.07.



no classes






Subota - Saturday - 30.07.



no classes







Nedjelja - Sunday - 31.07.




20.30 Yoga Nidra with Natasha



















Simply understanding that our first and the last action in this world is inhalation and exhalation clearly shows that there is no life without breath, at least not as we know it. This simple fact clearly shows how the breath, this hidden primordial movement, is intimately connected with all segments of our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.



Yet, there are very few moments during the day when we breathe consciously, when we pause for a moment and observe our breath. There are even fewer moments when we train the breath or use the knowledge of the breath to change respiratory rate and improve the current psycho-physical condition.


In ancient traditions, breathing has always been known for holding an important key that opens the door to more subtle levels of existence. Today, science is increasingly entering the same door, and the yogic tradition is making an outstanding contribution to a new view on the notion of health and the general nature of human existence.



Pranayama Intensive is designed to introduce practitioners and yoga teachers to detailed and structured practice and theory on Pranayama, Kriya, Bandha, and Mudra.


It consists of three modules covering a syllabus listed below and twelve online pranayama classes obligatory for those who would like to receive certification. Online classes are scheduled every Tuesday / Thursday 20.00 - 21.00 CET.


Module 1. 4/5 December 2021


Module 2. 11/12 December 2021


Module 3. spring 2022


Teachings are rooted in the tradition of the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, led by O.P. Tiwari, one of the world's leading authorities in Pranayama and direct disciple of the late Swami Kuvalayananda, founder of Kaivalyadhama, the world's pioneer institute in scientific research in yoga. 






1. The evolution of pranayama practice from the Vedic times to the present day

This topic deals with the evolution of practice through the various historical periods represented in the ancient yogic scriptures, primarily the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, the Hatha Pradipika, and the Gheranda Samhita. These texts systematically describe the practice of pranayama, and the emphasis will be on understanding the similarities and differences in individual time stages and philosophical systems. This type of presentation serves students to implement the understanding of the traditional practice and get to know sources that thus become a reference point for further research in this direction.

This section will be an essential topic for the first module. 


2. Applied anatomy of the respiratory, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems in the context of pranayama

Pranayama breathing is a complex voluntary action that requires conscious manipulation of the breath in which the respiratory organs and respiratory structures expand voluntarily and rhythmically. Breathing itself occurs at the level of the internal organs, just like the heartbeat. Still, unlike the heartbeat, it involves the entire muscle and bone tissue network and cannot be separated from them.

The goal of this practice is to put the autonomic nervous system under control. Therefore, this voluntary act of breathing is associated with the mind and an apparent connection between the activity of the breath and the movement of the mind. Pranayama thus becomes a bridge between physical existence and mental activity. 

In the first two modules, we will mainly explore the respiratory and musculoskeletal systems, while in the third module, the nervous system. 


3. Components and mechanisms of pranayama practice

Unlike other breathing techniques, each round of pranayama consists of three stages: puraka, kumbhaka and rechaka. They can be simplified as yogic inhale/hold/exhale but are very different from ordinary breath. They are prolonged and performed with full attention and control at each stage, supported by neuro-muscular locks or bandhas.

Unlike deep breathing, traditional pranayama emphasizes the kumbhaka and rechaka phase, which increases the concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood. Such concentration stimulates various psycho-neuro-endocrine mechanisms responsible for the mental and emotional functions of the brain. That's why it is essential to gradually and patiently build up a personal practice, under the guidance of an experienced teacher, to avoid any irregularities in performing this highly delicate yogic discipline.

This topic is essential for all three modules. We will gradually increase our understanding of different mechanisms of pranayama practice.


4. Theory and practice of Shatkriyas and other preparatory techniques for pranayama practice

It is crucial for any yoga practitioner who reflects more profound on saving energy and start creating storage of prana in the system, to regularly practice kriyas, meaning take extra care of the drainage of waste material in our body. 

Traditionally speaking, the function of Shatkriyas is to purify the body from impurities so that the practice of pranayama can be effectively performed. From a scientific perspective, they are processes meant to influence functional patterns of various systems in our body to restore inner homeostatic balance. Bodily mechanisms of getting rid of impurities, represented in waste products created during regular operation in physical activities, are those we want to consider more closely in connection with different preparatory practices. 

Other preparatory techniques taught in this course involve specific mudras, bandhas, and dristhis. Together with Shatkriyas, they represent progressive methods essential in preparing the system for practices to come.

We will explore them in all three modules, gradually adding different ones to the preparation part of the practice. 


5. Energy anatomy in the context of pranayama practice

Pranayama changes our breathing patterns which have a tremendous vital value for the whole organism. It also opens up the door of perception for all life functions, not only those happening on the bodily level but also those happening on other levels of our existence. We will go a step deeper and try to understand the more detailed functionality of the energy body, how and in which way it behaves during pranayama practice, and what its connection is with the more subtle layers of our existence, specifically our physical and mental body.

We will explore this topic more in the second and third modules.


6. Physiological and meditative values of pranayama practice

Suppose we define health as the harmonious functioning of different systems in the body. In that case, we can observe the value of pranayama practice through other mechanisms controlling and regulating life processes and maintaining homeostatic balance. It is a well-known fact that the practice of pranayama has a very beneficial effect on the nervous system, but what are the mechanisms of other systems in the body that support the work of the nervous system? This topic will present a cross-section of their relationship to understand further how this practice contributes to our physiological health.

We can view the meditative values in the context of the traditional function of pranayama practice, which is the preparation for the higher limbs of yoga. Patanjali describes it as a practice purifying our perception and thus preparing one for Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. 

This topic comes in the second and third modules. 


7. How to teach the basics of pranayama and integrate those practices with other methods of yoga

What makes yoga so actual and appropriate for modern times practitioners? Position or a role it puts you in, the one of an "observer". Only such a role contributes to becoming aware of all actions taking place on subtle levels of existence. Pranayama performs precisely this task, which makes it an ideal tool for developing stability in the process of observation and becoming one with our objects of perception. If the object of perception is our physical body, we can better "hear" and know how to approach it at any given moment of our life.

With all the complexity of teaching traditional pranayama, requiring years of education and practice, the basic principles of teaching this method are natural, simple, safe, and, most importantly, extremely useful for practitioners. The second and third modules will focus on how to approach this task, whether it is your personal practice or a teaching vocation.







8:30 - 11.00 CET - Morning Practice 


13:00 - 16:00 CET - Afternoon Lectures



Upon completion participants will receive:


1. CERTIFICATION for 30-hour Pranayama Intensive educational program of Pink Elephant Yoga Institute registered by European Yoga Federation and recognized by the World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda. ( 40-hour certification will be received for  finishing all three modules)




3. PERSONAL Pranayama practice program structured specifically for your needs



Pranayama Intensive will be  held in english. It is necessary to attend modules in order. Recordings will be available until the last module isn't finished. Please come to the morning part with an empty stomach. Otherwise, practices can not be effectively performed. Please prepare a cushion, warm clothes or blanket and a notebook to write down details of lectures.







One Module education  

(1 weekend + 4 online classes)  100 euro / 750 kn



Two Modules education 

(2 weekends + 8 online classes)  150 euro / 1150 kn



Three Modules Full education  

(3 weekends + 12 online classes)  200 eur / 1500 kn



* 30% discount for 300-hour and 600-hour students of Pink Elephant Yoga Institute

* if you are currently facing financial challenges feel free to inform us about it and we will do our best to assist you




You can reserve your place by writing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payments can be made to the account:


IBAN: HR8124020061100748459



ROZI SLON d.o.o.

Gunduliceva 63

10000 Zagreb

indication: pranayama intensive + name and surname of the student






Petra awakened her love for the practice of Pranayama as a child through her mother Suzana Friganović, who has been teaching breathing techniques since the early 1990s. In search of a teacher who will purposefully provide her with knowledge of this delicate yogic discipline, in 2012, she meets O.P.Tiwari, an old-caliber teacher of Indian yogis and one of the world's leading authorities in Pranayama. Since then, she has been deeply committed to this practice by yearly going to Kaivalyadhama Institute in India, a pioneer Institute in scientific research in Yoga.
There, in 2015, she completed the extensive TTC program for a pranayama teacher and is currently a three-year advanced TTC student under the guidance of O.P. Tiwari and his son Sudhir Tiwari. They give her great support in personal pranayama practice as well as in teaching and supporting others.
In addition to Pranayama, she is a sociologist by profession, dedicated to the Ashtanga system, loves yoga philosophy, and teaches Patanjali Yoga Sutra chanting. Together with her husband Marco, she runs Pink Elephant Yoga House, an eminent yoga school in Zagreb, and is a co-creator and director of PEYI TTC educational programs for yoga teachers in Zagreb and Rijeka.

















Otvoreni su upisi za školsku godinu 2015/16 !!!

Početak programa u listopadu.







Pink Elephant Yoga House nudi vam mogućnost upisa u edukacijski program obuke za yoga učitelje po visokokvalificiranim standardima. Program je konstruiran za sve one koji žele započeti svoj put podučavanja ali i za one koji jednostavno žele saznati više o yogi i svim njezinim aspektima.


Yoga Institut stvoren je u svrhu visokokvalitetnog obrazovanja zasnovanog na dugogodišnjem iskustvu podučavanja svih aspekata yoge. Tim Instituta čine najkvalitetniji hrvatski i strani stručnjaci, specijalizirani za određeno područje programa edukacije.


Program je stvoren na inicijativu Marca Bianca, učitelja koji je još davne 2006 godine stvorio i pokrenuo prvu obuku za yoga učitelje na našim prostorima u Nava yoga studiju. Tadašnja obuka se do 2011 godine održavala u prostorima Sangha Yoga studija pod imenom GaiaYoga škola.


Početkom 2012 godine Marco Bianco i Petra Bianco otvaraju Pink Elephant Yoga House , jedan od vodećih hrvatskih yoga studija i nakon godine dana priprema zasnivaju potpuno novu, cjelovitu obuku za yoga učitelje pod nazivom Pink Elephant Yoga Institut.

Pink Elephant Yoga Institut registriran je pri European Yoga Federation i priznat od World Movement for Yoga and Ayureda i World Yoga and Ayurveda Community.





pročitaj više o Yoga Institutu ...








Shakti meditation is the traditional Vedic form of meditation passed from a teacher to a student through an ancient lineage of yogic masters for thousands of years. This meditation came to our times in its pure and untouched form. 


Through a lineage of many great masters and yogis, the knowledge was passed on to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who developed the world movement of Transcendental Meditation. Through him, the knowledge came to our teacher Ananda Vdovic, a well-known spiritual master, singer, and artist who has taught meditation around the world to thousands of people. Following the ancient lineage, Ananda has her own teachings called Shakti Yoga. In 2018 Marco received training from her as a meditation teacher and since then he is sharing the knowledge of mantra and meditation. Through an ancient Vedic ceremony every participant will receive their own personal sacred sound or mantra and will learn to meditate with it. 






Mantra meditation is a powerful practice from the Vedic tradition. In a traditional ceremony, a personal mantra will be given directly to each participant. Mantra is a sacred sound of power that can bring us deep into our inmost being. By meditating with the mantra internally, the mind gets drawn into the blissful silence of our true essence, leading us to states of deep transcendence and inner harmony.


It is a very powerful tool that has a beautiful, life-changing effect on every person and can bring a positive change in life within just a short time of regular practice. The most evident effect of this traditional technique is the release of stress and its substitution with happiness, joy, energy, clarity, creativity, and love, but also a long-term change in every aspect of one's own life. Pre-knowledge is not required and the entire process of learning is very simple as the meditation itself. This meditation requires no concentration or effort – it is easy to master and highly effective.


Recent scientific studies have proved the effect of meditation on the human organism.It has been noticed that during the meditative state the brain releases a pattern of brainwaves that is unknown in every other human activity. This particular combination of waves is the cause of the positive response of the organism which releases important hormones like serotonin responsible for a whole state of wellbeing.This study is very important because it states that meditation can also be seen apart from any mystical context even if modern science is just confirming what was already present in the ancient Vedic times.








26/27 March 2022

The course is taught online in 4 sessions within two days. It is not possible to follow recordings.



Saturday / Sunday

10.00 - 12.00 CET - Session 1 / Session 2


14:00 - 16:00 CET - Session 3 / Session 4


Meditation course will be held in english. It is necessary to sessions in order. Recordings will be available for a certain amount of time. 

Please prepare a cushion, warm clothes or blanket and a notebook to write down details of lectures. For the initiation ceremony please prepare a flower, fruit and white handkerchief. You will receive more information about it after your register for the course.







 Course fee  108 eur / 800 kn


You can reserve your place by writing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have any personal inquiry please feel free to contact us. 



Payments can be made to the bank account:


IBAN: HR8124020061100748459



ROZI SLON d.o.o.

Gunduliceva 63

10000 Zagreb

indication: meditation course + name and surname of the student



* You can transfer your course fee over Paypal if it's easier for you. 


* 20% discount for 300-hour and 600-hour students of Pink Elephant Yoga Institute


* if you are currently facing financial challenges feel free to inform us and we will do our best to assist you.








Born and raised in Italy, Marco dedicated his life to the wisdom of Yoga by spreading it to people around the world. Today he lives in Zagreb with his wife Petra, taking care of different schools and programs dedicated to yogic education. He is the advisor for Croatia at the European Yoga Council, delegate of the European Yoga Federation, and international advisor of the World Yoga Council.

He meets eastern philosophies very young in the late ’80s and, since then, in his rich life experience, he had the opportunity to meet and work with many great teachers of many different traditions such as Iyengar Yoga, Shivananda Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga. Besides his great knowledge of the asana practice and anatomy of the human body, he is a passionate meditator, meditation teacher, and philosophy scholar in the field of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. In the nineties, he received his education in yoga from Carlo Patrian, the teacher who, after spending many years in India in contact with the most renowned yoga teachers of the19th and 20th centuries, was the first person who brought yoga to Italy in the ’60s. After several years of study in direct contact with his teacher and mentor Carlo, Marco received the diploma of Yoga Teacher in Milan at Carlo’s “Istituto Yoga”. In 2005 he moved to Croatia where he was invited to teach and soon after he developed the first Croatian teacher training program for yoga teachers according to the high international standards of the European Yoga Federation, Yoga Alliance, and International Yoga Federation.

In early 2012, he opened the Pink Elephant Yoga House with his wife Petra and, together, they created a new program for yoga teachers called Pink Elephant Yoga Institute as well as a three-year program called School of Consciousness dedicated to the practice of yogic philosophy. The Institute is registered by the European Yoga Federation and recognized by the “World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda” and “World Yoga and Ayurveda Community”.