Aleksandra Panić was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, where she studied Italian language and literature. In her early twenties, she published three collections of poetry and worked as a language teacher, journalist, and copywriter.
In 2009, Alex and her husband moved to Seattle, Washington, to explore new possibilities. However, in the move, she felt like she lost her languages, and with them, the ability to live and work as a writer. In the state she named In-Between-Languages, Alex spent years learning, trying, failing, and starting over.
It was the yoga practice, or the language of the body and breath, that brought movements back to Alexandra’s body and mind. She kept coming back to her mat, and simultaneously, she kept
showing up in front of the blank Word document, trying both to strengthen her muscles and
improve her writing skills in the foreign language.
Over the years of breathing the fresh Seattle air, she became a mother of two girls, and when
they were six and two, she graduated with the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
In 2016, Alex started teaching women to write and, soon after, she decided to take her first
Yoga Teacher Training Program at Sangha Yoga in Seattle. When she became a yoga teacher,
Alex was finally able to “yoke” all the different parts of herself and bring all her various
interests into one practice.
Alex believes that our bodies hold stories, and she’s always searching for new ways to
release them. She has a unique way of looking at the universe and bringing the shapes she finds
in the sky into her physical practice. Using her knowledge of astrology, she creates each yoga
class as a reflection of what is going on between celestial bodies. She loves teaching an intense
Vinyasa class to awaken the creative fire, and incorporates elements of Yin.