Born and raised in Bulgaria, Polina moved to the Netherland in 2003 to study Economics and Finance. At the age of 20, as a freshman, she discovered yoga through a friend and started her journey of inquiry. In 2009 she completed a Masters degree in Mathematical Finance and went to pursue a career as an interest rate trader at a global financial institution. In 2012 she quit her career in finance to search for something else, travel, learn paragliding and kitesurfing. 2015 is the year she discovered ashtanga in its true nature and started practicing 6 days a week. During the same period, she started sharing her knowledge of yoga with others. Since then she has fully immersed herself in researching and learning the method. Her boyfriend jokes that he has become a ‘yoga widower’ as she is always ‘busy’ with ashtanga yoga.
Polina's teachers include David Robson and Jelena Vesic. In 2018 she completed with them the Primary Intensive and the Assisting School program at the Ashtanga Yoga Center of Toronto. She also studied with Mark Robberds and Deepika Mehta and has benefited from the teachings of Natalia Paisano, Kino McGregor, Ajaj Tokas and Laruga Glaser. In 2019, she spent 6 months studying adjustmnets as a teacher apprentice in Ashtanga Mysore House under Natalia Paisano