My story through archetypal glasses

I was a born Artist - sensitive, moody and dreamy. But an Athlete, which in its many manifestations depicts also a dancer archetype, was strongly expressing itself by the fact that I could never stay still and was always “dancing around”, singing along a nice music and blinking with my feet endlessly.

I developed a high degree of tolerance for “not getting it right” in dance so I will never teach you to repeat steps after me - but rather facilitate conditions for self- exploration, provide you tools for improvisation and guide your body in creation of unique movements & qualities!

By the time I finished my cultural studies (influence of a Student archetype) I went through variety of dance styles (influence of an Athlete archetype):

    • world recognized competitions with a popular show dance company , dancing on TV and fashion shows (influence of Aphrodite archetype),
    • daily discipline and hard work of ballet & modern dance (influence of a Student archetype),
    • daring experimentation during creative processes in contemporary dance (influence of an Artist & Explorer archetype) ...
    • In 2005 I even decided to study at Laban dance academy in London! (influence of a Student & Artist archetype)
    • [link to a list of training]

Throughout my dance training and education, which was a combination of Student, Explorer and Artist archetype, my strong individualistic and non conformist tendencies - characteristic of Outsider Archetype - who could never truly “fit into ” a competitive and often ruthless dancing world, has helped me in establishing a unique and sensitive approach to movement and go beyond institutionally recognized styles of dancing

By listening and acknowledging my inner Explorer, who likes to journey into unknown territories, I now dare to apply extraordinary approach in facilitating movement and that will guide you in a way, that you will most likely be able to express introverted aspects of yourself. By translating emotions into movement you will learn to cherish yourself, without searching for approval from outside..

But besides all these activity and talent I never felt complete and was unable to accept feelings of emptiness inside as well my deep aspect of Aphrodite, who was not satisfied only with perfect looking surface, was searching for more fulfilling, enjoying and emotionally present form of creative expression that connects people on more intimate level. Through improvisational dance, I discovered the freedom and joy that comes from moving your body without a need to get the steps right or from controlled, disciplined and perfect traditional forms of dance that often pushes you to the limits.




My Outsider was calling me to fulfill another mission.

My innovative interplay of archetypes, astrology and movement will therefore guide you to safely express your emotional states and soften your perfectionist and individualistic tendencies to overcome shyness and find your blissful dancing self through direct and honest communication, sense of humor and acute sensitivity to fragile aspects of your character.


FROM JOURNEYING ON THE OUTSIDE TO EMBARKING ON INNER QUEST

Apart from dancing, I’ve always been curious of the “world out there”and felt passionate joy in traveling. (influence of Explorer archetype) Nothing have seemed more exciting to me than discovering new places :isolated & stunning locations in nature, extravagant houses, mysterious small streets and bazaars in cities...Dancing in desserts, coasts, woods, rivers & meeting adventurous people from different cultural backgrounds.




Here the Athlete’s archetype manifestation of Outdoorswoman came into light. She is the one indulged in activities outside in nature - So I was backpacking and camping in Croatian Islands of Dalmatia; working and learn different ways of making Greek coffee on isolated island of Paros; living, earning money and partying in Spanish island of Ibiza; riding camels and visiting Bedouins in Egypt, boasting with Turkish Delights in Istanbul, getting lost in romantic streets of Rome, picking grapes in France, wandering through Andalusia,dancing in Xiamen-China, discovering AstroDance & Archetypes in Tenerife and teaching Contact Dance in Bali, in squatted areas of Saigon and in Center for Movement Arts in Bangalore.

And of course there was love and romance everywhere.

In short, my traveling was restless, adventurous, passionate but it ended up in creating a bit complicated personal relationships … (careless combination and aspect of Aphrodite & Explorer).

Despite the fact that I was able to creatively express myself through body, romances and travel, from childhood until late twenties, I struggled with, occasional depressions (Victim & Child), regular burn-outs (negative Athlete who can’t accept his vulnerable nature), destructive criticism (negative Judge) and mixed feelings of “not quite” belonging to places, people and groups (a combination of negative Outsider & Wounded Child).

I sought solace in excessive partying and restless lifestyle, sabotaging all my potentials.

At that point I knew something was wrong on a deeper - spiritual level.

Awakening of my mentor/ counselor & positive manifestation of outsider archetype has begun. Mentor/Counselor who was before asleep and completely overshadowed and shut down by excessive expression of Aphrodite, Artist, Explorer and Athlete, has started its training with meditative dance practices: Osho Dynamic and Kundalini Meditation, Dervish, Dance on Fire, Gurdjieff Dances, Ritual Theatre & Ritual dance with horses...[link to a spiritual journey]

That created a huge shift in my mindset.I found the ways to reach states of blissfulness,love and happiness in a healthy way, by journeying INWARDS.

I now trust that discovering your life’s purpose, most efficiently comes through intertwined path of :

  • exploring the body (by movement & dance)
  • journeying through places - on the inwards emotionally (by learning your personal archetypes and symbols)
  • and journeying on the outside physically (by traveling)

From my passionate & insatiable Aphrodite archetype I’m also learning on every day basis how to deal with complicated relationships, how to maintain harmony & peace in everyday family encounters. She led me to meet the father of my first child, handsome and argumentative “Ares” - a complicated relationship that gifted me with a daughter Leila (“Harmony”). And she led me to my current life-partner, soulmate and husband Goran - who in relation to the myth - represents combination of “Hephaistus” & “Hermes”, the only God with whom Aphrodite can be married.

That completely transformed my purpose and direction in life. I started seeing dance as a tool to support everyday creativity, personal self - growth and as an expressive tool for healing unstable emotions. I got over some of my own self-limiting beliefs (still working on many - but isn’t that a life time process?) , re-opened my heart, gained back self-love and started to trust and feed and develop potentials of my hidden inner counselor & outsider archetype.

Thankfully, a SACRED CONTRACTS and work on archetypes from Caroline myss crossed my path simultaneously with my regular engagement in Life Purpose workshops from 2012 on, where I met Brazilian and Slovenian shamans. These shamans performed a traditional ceremony with sacred tea and in-depth cleansing that was so profound, that besides healing my body and purifying my mind and soul, encouraged me also to start my spiritual journey within as well as to quit my regular job, stop with unhealthy habits (such as smoking and excessive partying) and start freelancing.

That created a huge shift in my mindset.I found the ways to reach states of blissfulness,love and happiness in a healthy way, by journeying INWARDS.

I now trust that discovering your life’s purpose, most efficiently comes through intertwined path of :

  • exploring the body (by movement & dance)
  • journeying through places - on the inwards emotionally (by learning your personal archetypes and symbols)
  • and journeying on the outside physically (by traveling)

From my passionate & insatiable Aphrodite archetype I’m also learning on every day basis how to deal with complicated relationships, how to maintain harmony & peace in everyday family encounters. She led me to meet the father of my first child, handsome and argumentative “Ares” - a complicated relationship that gifted me with a daughter Leila (“Harmony”). And she led me to my current life-partner, soulmate and husband Goran - who in relation to the myth - represents combination of “Hephaistus” & “Hermes”, the only God with whom Aphrodite can be married.

Spiritual Journey

Manifestation of Student, Mentor & Explorer Archetype

    • Sacred Contracts (2017 - ongoing with Caroline Myss )
    • Firewalking (2016 with Miloš Kecman)
    • Basic Introduction to OSHO Kundalini Meditation (2015 with Goran Bogdanovski)
    • Ritual Theatre - Soul of the Earth (2015 with Romana Ercegović)
    • Celebrating Full Moon with horses - 13 Clan Mothers ritual (2014, in frame of Terra Anima with Neja Meta Rojc)
    • Dance Movement Therapy (2014 with Sylvain Meret)
    • Gurdieff Dances - Where is my attention now? (2014 with Miloš Kecman and Remy Fourre)
    • Basic Introduction to OSHO Dynamic Meditation (2014, 2015 with Goran Bogdanovski )
    • Derwish in progress (2014, 2015, 2016 with Ziya Azzazi)
    • Indian Sweatlodge (2014 with Yahu Maankind)
    • Life Purpose (2013-2018) in frame of Zavod Bisernica with Neja Zupan and Estrella Universal with Andre Luis Nascimento)
    • Personal and Spiritual Development (2012 in frame of Asia Tuma with Barbara Novak)
    • Magical Tibetan Astrology (2004, 2006 in Shamanska vas with Gaia and Alan Asta)
    • Astrological counselling (2004-2007, Mario Baar)
    • Biotherapy (2004, Zdenko Domančič)

Dance Training

Manifestation of Athlete & Artist & Aphrodite Archetype

  • Dance Alchemy - Dance Improvisation Teacher Training (2013-2018 with Goran Bogdanovski)
  • Contemporary Dance (release technique, contact improvisation etc. ): 2014 -2016 Fičo Dance Journey
    • 2013 Contact Improvisation Festival (Contact Journey Georgia),
    • 2013 Sri Louise (Yoga - Detoxing Capitalism),
    • 2013 Michael Klien (Social Choreography),
    • 2013 Karen Peterson and Boris Čakširan (Body without a text),
    • 2012 Cofestival, Derivative products, Pierre Yves Diacon
    • 2012 Vera Rebl (Danceability)
    • 2010 The Physical Voice ( City of Women, Nicole Beutler)
    • 2008 David Zembrano (workshop) Premik Ljubljana;
    • 2002-2007 PTL-Dance Theatre Ljubljana -Matej Kejžar, Magda Reiter, Mala Kline, Gregor Luštek (regular annual classes),
    • 2002-2003 PLESNI KLUB JAMA/ Dance Club Jama - Matej Kejžar, Magda Reiter, Mala Kline, Gregor Luštek, Dejan Srhoj, Goran Bogdanovski (regular annual classes);
    • 2005 LABAN (London) Melanie Clarke, Gill Clarke (3 months);
  • Balet: Dance Center Ljubljana : Lane Stranič, Maritza Gallaz (regular annual classes) LABAN-Theresa Kelsey
  • Jazz Balet & Show Dance: Dance School KAZINA (1994–2002) Mojca Uršič, Mirjam Podobnik , Mitja Popovski, Paul Henry (regular annual classes); URŠKA- Mimi Marčac (regular annual classes)
  • Tap dance : KAZINA Jadran Živkovič (regular annual classes)
  • Horton: 2001, 2002 IMPULSTANZ (Wiennertanzwochen) Dunaj (Workshops); 1999, 2001 POLETNA PLESNA ŠOLA MARIBOR / Summer Dance School: Festival LENT (Workshops); 1999-2002 DANCE CENTER LJUBLJANA (Fred Lasser, Siniša Bukinac, Kristina Pojbič) (regular annual classes)