I was born in Pristina, Kosovo, but my parents relocated to Switzerland when I was only two years old because my country was no longer a safe place to live. I am grateful that I was able to grow up in this beautiful country.
With an attitude of gratitude, I have always looked for more connection in my life. So naturally I found yoga, or yoga found me. About 10 years ago, I stumbled into my first yoga class in New York. This is where my yoga journey began with baby steps.
After practicing for a couple years on my own in different yoga studios in the States, I decided I wanted to learn more about the yogic lifestyle and philosophy. In 2013 I travelled to India for the first time, where I did my first 200-hour YTT in Kerala. My second YTT was in Rishikesh. I added the second series in Ashtanga and studied another 300 hours with my teacher Kamal at Tattva Yoga. Some years later I went back to Goa, this time with my husband, and we both took another training in vinyasa. This is where we met our wonderful teacher Anushree Singh. She is still my daily inspiration and I feel eternally grateful for our connection. After having only Indian yoga teachers. I then decided to immerse myself in Western yoga and took training courses with Bryan Kest, Jason Crandell and Noah Maze.
My own classes are characterized by clearly structured flows on the one hand, and a lot of heart on the other. I focus on a certain topic to give my students a deeper understanding of their own practice, and to create a space for self-acceptance and non-judgment.
When I became pregnant, I was greatly interested in the changes to the body through pregnancy. I did my prenatal training with Gisela Collazo at Birthlight in Zurich.
What I love about all the influences I got in my yoga teachings is the perfect combination and balance between the Eastern yoga philosophy and the Western way of teaching. India touched my heart deeply with its ancient wisdom, whilst my Western teachers have helped me fall in love with the human anatomy, learn how to use it for my own yoga practice and pass it on to my students.
I am registered with the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT500 and I lead my own 200 and 300-hour My Yoga Path Level I and Level II Yoga teacher trainings in Switzerland and abroad.
But who is Nora in private? Besides yoga, I really love healthy cooking. I enjoy being outdoors in nature, as well any type of spa time (especially Hamam), which is my time for self-care. Another passion I cannot live without is traveling with my husband and best friend, Simon. With him we also invented athleticflow – a combination of HIIT & yoga. It’s a new group fitness class which combines both our worlds for more balance in life.. Last but not least, I love spending time with my little family. We have a little princess, who she is almost two years old. Her name is Malu and we’re deeply in love with her spirit – she is truly our biggest blessing and greatest teacher.
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