Petra Bianco

Petra Friganović


Petra grew up in a yogic environment in Zagreb as her parents were practising and teaching Yoga back in eighties.

Her personal yogic path started in 2001, when she was working worldwide as a successful professional model. At that time yoga became her daily practice, helping her balance between worldly life under reflectors of fashion business and her intimate nature of yearning for connection from within.

Very soon she realized yogic path is her life calling and after finishing her carrier in 2010 she decided to enroll in teacher training program with great Indian masters Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma and started teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa method on daily basis.

Soon after, her strong passion for pranayama practice brought her to study under guidance and tradition of her teacher, O.P.Tiwari, one of the few living masters in India teaching pranayama practice in traditional way. With his blessing, guidance and yearly extensive education in pranayama teacher training program in Kaivalydhama Yoga Institute of India, she became the first registered pranayama teacher of Kaivalydhama tradition in Croatia and wider.

She is a passionate TM meditator since childhood but today she is very grateful to her meditation master and guide Ananda Vdovic, amazing woman and well-known meditation teacher and musician, for guiding her on this path of self discovery.

In early 2012, together with her husband Marco, she opened the Pink Elephant Yoga House, well known house for Yoga in Croatia and developed one of the most complete teacher training program called Pink Elephant Yoga Institute registered by the European Yoga Federation and recognized by the World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda and World Yoga and Ayurveda Community.

Beside teaching in Pink Elephant, she is a passionate traveler, philanthropist and sociologist by profession who loves to share her energy with people around the globe, especially in different yoga retreats and workshops. Petra teachings are based on a deep understanding of all aspects of Ashtanga Yoga: physical, anatomical, philosophical and experiential. They are detailed, full of mindful hands-on adjustments and energy transfer and, above all, characterized by her unique way of teaching always focusing the attention of students towards their own personal experience and discoveri