Welcome to Metta Float studio, the first Croatian Center for Yoga & SUP Stand Up Paddling that is located in the unique Medulin bay, on Bijeca Beach which is edged by 12 small islands of our beautiful Adriatic Sea and two more locations in Verudela Beach Resort.
Paddle-up with us and discover a unique experience. Enjoy learning while adapting to the motion of the board under your feet, the continuous challenge of balancing, proper breathing, and the focus required to stand-up while afloat. When practiced outdoors it seems the unity with nature, humanity, and the Universe is truly experienced.
Experience the magic. Paddle out.
Founder & teacher
Tihana is the founder of "Metta Float Yoga & SUP" center and the pioneer of SUP YOGA in Croatia. She is a certified conditional trainer.
In 2001 she went to India for the first time where she discovered the traditional yoga philosophy and has embraced it as her spiritual lifestyle.
Heading off to Puttaparthi and staying at the "ashram" left a major mark in her spiritual growth as did her meeting with Sathya Sai Baba who became her Guru. During all of her following visits to India she would spend at least 2 months in Sathya Sai Baba's ashram devoting herself to Karma Yoga through which she had very intense spiritual experiences and transformations that would affect her personal growth.
On her way back from India she met GianChitam who became her teacher and passed on her knowledge of integral yoga of the Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga tradition.
In 2009, on her 5th trip to India she settled at Satyananda's Ashram in Bihar to finish a 4-month "Yogic Studies" course where she received her Jignasa Diksha, her 2nd initiation from Swami Niranjananande.
Ever since she has become an insatiable seeker, thankful for discovering her new way of life which constantly reveals the endless possibilities within us, and deepens her personal development.
The very same year she started her 3-year college education and received a degree as a fitness trainer.
In 2011 she went to Dharamsala (India), where she successfully finished a 14-week course to become a certified yoga teacher in the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center under the guidance of Sharat Arora (Anand Sagar), a long-time student of B.K.S. Iyengar.
The same year, influenced by the Buddhist philosophy she had embraced during her stay in Dharamsala, she also completed a 10-day course of Vipassana meditation in Dehradun, India.
Between her trips to India, Tihana used to spend her summer months in the Croatian coastal city of Umag where she worked in a hotel resort as a sports coach giving classes in English exclusively.
The turning point in her career happened in 2013, when she decided to open the first SUP Yoga Studio in Croatia and the region, which became her first solo project. It took only a few months from the inception of the idea to its realization. Everything just fell into place. There isn't anything better than spending time in a yoga studio created by Mother Nature itself.
Just before the beginning of the first Metta Float season she headed off to Portugal's beautiful Baleal Beach where she finished a Stand Up Paddleboard course for paddling on calm seas, rivers, and waves in accordance with ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) standards.
Besides giving SUP Yoga classes during summertime, Tihana also teaches Hatha Flow Yoga during winter.
"Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today.” ― Neale Donald Walsch
Mettã is a Pali word (pali is an extinct language)... attitude of loving kindness, friendship...
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