Nina Radovanovic

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Nina Radovanovic

I am a dancer, a yogini, a human and a mermaid :) After completing my formal education in Languages, I continued to educate myself, primarily by traveling and encountering new cultures, new people, and new experiences.
I have been practicing various forms of movement throughout my life. Twelve years ago in India, I discovered the internal practices of yoga and meditation. Since then, I have studied and practiced diverse bodywork techniques from Thai and Ayurvedic traditions, having learned from international masters in Asia. Through these somatic practices, I came to contact improvisation, which has allowed me to observe my mind-body connection in a totally new way.
I discovered CI during a contact festival in Goa only recently, in 2016, but I fell in love with it at first touch. Soon after, I was running all over Europe in order to attend classes, workshops, and festivals, and meet important teachers.
When I moved back to Belgrade I just wanted to dance, so I started giving classes in 2018. I organized jams and workshops with foreign guests, first very timidly, and then, frantically. I was eager to infect others with this gorgeous dance form, so that I myself would be able to dance. It warms my heart to see that this small group, originally only a handful of people, has matured into a wonderful contact community that is constantly growing.
CI finally brought me to water, where I rediscovered my essence through Aguahara treatments and water dance which I have been exploring as Vu Ava (Slavic Water Goddess – the name that I choose to reconnect with my Slavic roots).
I teach yoga and contact improvisation classes in Belgrade, and organize yoga dance retreats in Europe as part of the MOVE2Collective.

Insegnanti significativi
Vega Luukkonen, Joerg Hassmann, Daniel Werner, Anjelika Doniy, Ray Chung, Nita Little, Linda Bufali, Elisa Ghion, Nadja Schwarzenbach, Olivia Court-Mesa & Yochai Ginton