Martina Malić is a certified Ayurvedic consultant, registered Yoga teacher, certified Nutritionist, and cooking enthusiast living in Pula, Croatia. 

She is the founder of Mayurveda Yoga Center, a small Yoga&Ayurveda center in Pula, where she offers yoga classes and on-site and online ayurvedic consultations. The yoga classes are based on traditional Ashtanga yoga, Pranayama (Kaivalyadhama lineage), and Yoga Nidra. She is deeply in love with yogic philosophy and ayurvedic healing, but most of all, with the direct exploration of experience, self-inquiry, and non-dual understanding.

In addition, she has a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Economics and enjoys helping yoga studios build thriving communities.

Path to Yoga 

She has always been a truth-seeker. During her childhood, she felt and experienced truth by living in close connection with nature and animals. For most of her childhood and teenage years, she has been exploring her experience through movement and dance, but at one point, she came into contact with Yoga Nidra, and that’s when she felt a strong pull toward yogic practices.

Years after, yoga asana practice opened her up to a completely new level of understanding and experience. The traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system has provided her with a firm ground for meditation. She completed yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga at the Pink Elephant Yoga Institute in Zagreb (TT 300h, registered by the European Yoga Federation and verified by the World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda; with teachers Petra and Marco Bianco). She started teaching yoga in 2019., leading classes in three yoga studios in Pula, and soon after established Mayurveda Yoga in 2020.

Apart from the asana practice, she has been especially interested in traditional Pranayama and has completed a Pranayama school with Petra Bianco (Pink Elephant Yoga Institute’s school following the Kaivalyadham lineage).

Today, she holds regular yoga classes in Mayurveda Yoga studio, based on traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, and Pranayama, aligned with ayurvedic principles.

Inspired by the teachings of Rupert Spira, Francis Lucille, and Jean Klein, she enjoys exploring and sharing the nature of experience through self-inquiry meditations with her Mayurveda yoga community.

Path to Ayurveda

She found healing through food, so cooking became an important part of her life. While working as a marketing manager for a health food store in Pula, which was supporting local organic production, she gained experience in plant-based food and was inspired to develop a variety of vegan products

A deep interest in holistic health has led her to explore more about nutrition and food in general, so she became a certified Nutritionist consultant (“Magistra” school, approved by MZOS, Croatia) and has completed a long-distance learning Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant course at the “American Institute of Vedic Studies” led by Dr. David Frawley (4 years – 300h, Ayurvedic healing), which deeply affected her understanding of life and the direction of her “career”. Moreover, although she never studied directly from him, she considers dr. Vasant Lad one of her teachers of Ayurveda.

She devoted her life to spreading deeper yogic and ayurvedic teachings for the benefit of all.

Lecture on Ayurveda for yoga students (Spanda Vinyasa school / Gea Krajcar, Nina Vukas) 2022.
Leading Pranayama class, International yoga day in Pula with Croatian yoga federation, 2022.
Workshop and lecture: balancing Kapha dosha, Yoga Zanshin Pula, 2020.
Workshop “Design your ice-cream” in collaboration with bio&bio and Bellaforma store, Design district festival, Zagreb 2017.