Ekaterina Terenina ditched her boring life in Irkutsk, Russia, in order to accomplish her dream of seeing the world one yoga pose at a time.
And now the 24-year-old has become a social media star by documenting her journey in different locations.
Since beginning on her journey, she’s racked up more than 11,000 Instagram followers and continues to attract new fans with her social media uploads.
Especially as her pictures often show her flanked by some of the planet’s best hot-spots, including Nepal, Spain, Thailand, Montenegro, and Italy.
But her glamorous life is a million miles away from the lethargic, lonely place she first started from in 2015.
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‘I was completely uninterested in everything, tired from work and had no personal life,’ the yoga instructor reveals of her life before she overhauled it.
‘I had low self-esteem and physical lethargy. I fell into a kind of depressed state and that was the moment when I decided something needed to change.
Getting comfortable in a Nepalese doorway (L), while proudly displaying her upper-body strength in Sardinia
‘I wanted to change it for a long time but I didn’t have the courage to leave the club I worked for [as a dancer] earned me a steady salary.
‘Originally, I wanted to move to the USA; that was always my dream, but I didn’t get a visa so I completely changed my route and went to Thailand. I have no regrets.’
‘My mood became instantly better and when I went traveling I began to sleep well at night, was always warm, swam in the sea, met so many people and my mood began to rise,’ she added.
‘I became more confident, freer. But I appreciate every period of my life; even the worst periods takes us somewhere.
‘The only thing about this way of life is that I don’t have a steady living with a house and a permanent life; I’m always living out of a suitcase and can’t be in one place for long.’
However, she enjoys plenty of perks, including the ability to indulge in her spiritual and physical exercise passion.
‘Yoga has taught me how to listen to my heart and following the right path,’ she adds. ‘That’s when I decided to learn more about yoga and then went to Nepal.’
There, Ekaterina joined a yoga teaching 200-hour class, where she developed her knowledge in the discipline and had the opportunity to teach others’
‘I chose Nepal for teaching because it was a completely new and unusual country for me,’ she detailed.
‘It was a great way to get out of my comfort zone because the course was completed in the English language which I wasn’t very fluent on’.
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‘It was a difficult and the best experience I have ever had. We had a little exam at the end of the course.
‘We could give our own yoga class for others and I did it well, understanding that ‘I can do it’ and decided one day that I would teach yoga to other people for a living.’
The Nepalese experience then reinforced her dream of becoming someone who is proficient in the study and practice of yoga, or a ‘yogi’.
‘For me, a yogi is a person who listens to their heart, trusts in the universe and of’ course applies yoga into their daily lives, she added.
‘My advice is that you don’t need to be afraid to go where you want to go and want to be. Try to do what you want to do.
‘The world is open to any person if the person is open to the world.’