Marija Milićević, one of the founders of Homeplace – the space for the development of body and spirit, is a professor of Spanish and Hispanic literature by profession. She has been interested in movement and the human body since her childhood and so she started learning about different dances. In the meantime, she came to know yoga, and is studying different styles and practices.
She became a yoga teacher in the Vidya yoga school of Dragan Lončar, and continued her education under teachers of yin yoga Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier, also completing yoga for kids training – the Rainbow kids method. While deepening her work on the body, she awoke an interest in meditation as a new perspective on her work with people. She completed Osho meditation leading training and is currently studying to become an Osho diamond breath technique therapist.
She gives individual and group classes, as well as yoga weekends and detox programs.
At Homeplace she gives workshops in yin yoga, vinyasa flow yoga, essential yoga, yoga for kids, as well as leading Osho meditations.
“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.” – Ammachi
Jelena Marković is one of the founders of Homeplace as well as the Center for Joyfulness and Development.
She gained her education in Somatic Experiencing technique therapy in Italy and she’s a member of the Global Somatic Experiencing & Trauma Healing network and the European Somatic Experiencing Association. She honed her knowledge and skill in holistic counseling in Italy at the international POL Institute through the Working with People program. She was a part of the Road to love program as well as being part of the Awakening of Love team in Serbia. She holds a degree in psychology from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy as well as a Master’s degree in Education policy.
Her inspiration for working with people comes from her belief that finding our own truth, acceptance and authenticity, leads us to finding our strength and uniqueness.
Through her rich experience in working on herself as well as working with others, Jelena realized that the forgotten language of the body represents a signpost guiding us to awareness, presence and new insights about ourselves and the world surrounding us.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson