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Team

Igor Dragun

YI lecturer

Psychologist

Igor Dragun
YI lecturer
Psychologist

More than 15 years of meditations and practices for working with the inner state

Mykola Lebediev

YI lecturer

Videographer, photographer

Mykola Lebediev
YI lecturer
Videographer, photographer

Videographer, photographer, participant of international competitions Fine art

Sophie Basmanova

YI lecturer

Art critic, Fashion historian

Sophie Basmanova
YI lecturer
Art critic, Fashion historian

Daria Abramova

YI lecturer

Artist, Film production decorator

Daria Abramova
YI lecturer
Artist, Film production decorator

Alexandra Boldina

YI lecturer

Professional coach

Alexandra Boldina
YI lecturer
Professional coach

⎯ Businesswoman ⎯ Coach ⎯ Consultant

Igor Lancelot

YI lecturer

Romantic poet

Igor Lancelot
YI lecturer
Romantic poet

⎯ Head and founder of the international creative community DRC ⎯ Author and host of the YouTube channel "Pump Up the Rhymes!", Winner and judge of various poetry competitions ⎯ Organiser of the "Stained Glass Strofa" romantic poetry competition.

Maria Golubitskaya

YI lecturer

Classical and jazz musician

Maria Golubitskaya
YI lecturer
Classical and jazz musician

⎯ Alumna of the Vienna Conservatory as opera artist. ⎯ The author of his own technique of singing and voice control.

Tereza Dohnalová

YI lecturer

Greenfluencer

Tereza Dohnalová
YI lecturer
Greenfluencer

⎯ Former manager of the eco-shop and education centre Minimum Waste in Prague. ⎯ As a Greenfluencer, she shows people how to live sustainably on her Instagram profile

Roman Malov

YI lecturer

Marketing Director, Digital marketing specialist, Business developer

Roman Malov
YI lecturer
Marketing Director, Digital marketing specialist, Business developer

⎯ Founder slavi.club ⎯ Co-Founder communitybuilder.cz ⎯ More than 6 years of Digital Marketing. ⎯ Organized over 5 marketing courses for small enterprises, 50+ students.

Luis Alfonso Reyes Aldaco

YI lecturer

Life and business Coach, Human rights specialist lawyer

Luis Alfonso Reyes Aldaco
YI lecturer
Life and business Coach, Human rights specialist lawyer

⎯ Master's degree from Charles University. ⎯ She has been certified by ICC Consulting as a coach and has a master's degree from Newfield Network. ⎯ She conducts 1 on 1 life coaching sessions in English and Spanish as well as courses in which I teach communication and emotional skills.

Luís Monteiro

YI lecturer

Landscape architect

Luís Monteiro
YI lecturer
Landscape architect

⎯ Landscape architect from Prague, has experience in nature conservation and the development of nature tourism in protected areas in academia, NGOs and industry. ⎯ He has a keen interest in ecology and regenerative methods of gardening and agriculture. ⎯ Involves children in gardening in order to increase their awareness of where food comes from and the importance of the environment in everyday life.

Lada Luntseva

YI lecturer

Film&Theatre director

Lada Luntseva
YI lecturer
Film&Theatre director

⎯ Film&Theatre director in Prague ⎯ Game designer ⎯ Experimental artist

Yustin Castillo

YI lecturer

Somatic therapist

Yustin Castillo
YI lecturer
Somatic therapist

⎯ Somatic therapist at Fluid stillness ⎯ She does Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy and forest bathing sessions

Dr. Valery Senichev

YI lecturer

Psychologist with a focus on PR and HR marketing

Dr. Valery Senichev
YI lecturer
Psychologist with a focus on PR and HR marketing

⎯ His main work lies in a strategic project Forbes Ideal Place with a focus on middle and small size companies and its leadership. ⎯ University teacher with a focus on Public Relations and strategic communication. ⎯ Currently he is a fellow in the international programme United4News. Building ⎯ Democratic Resilience against Disinformation from Visegrad School of Political Studies.

Antonio Cossa

YI lecturer

Documentary photographer

Antonio Cossa
YI lecturer
Documentary photographer

⎯ Has a background in documentary photography, literary journalism and film. ⎯ He has worked on the frontlines of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. ⎯ He has filmed Middle Eastern conflicts, including the war in Syria. ⎯ Documented the refugee journey from the Greek island of Lesvos, from Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, the Austrian border and Calais, known as the "Jungle". ⎯ Covered the harrowing journey of Rohingya refugees fleeing the genocide in Miranmar.

Regina Kupcova

YI lecturer

Business consultant

Regina Kupcova
YI lecturer
Business consultant

⎯ Specialising in processes, project management and leadership. ⎯ Time management and change management ⎯ Project mentor at Impact Hub and Opera. ⎯ Organisation of business processes in the company when the organisation is overloaded ⎯ Containment of chaos and reduction of waste ⎯ Setting up employee productivity and efficiency ⎯ Effective delegation of competences, effective team building ⎯ Solving problems while forming a useful system of communication in the organizational structure

Kateryna Trimboi

YI lecturer

Photographer/content maker

Kateryna Trimboi
YI lecturer
Photographer/content maker

⎯ Doing backstage photography ⎯ Do commercial shootings for brands ⎯ Conduct personal photo shoots from A to Z (from helping to develop a special idea for a client, ending with make-up and help with styling) ⎯ Collaborate with Instagram bloggers making photo content for them ⎯ Cheer everyone up in the workflow and make people fall in love with the world of photography from a half-word

Georgios Kokkalos

YI Board member, financial coordinator

Admissions Director, University of New York in Prague

Georgios Kokkalos
YI Board member, financial coordinator
Admissions Director, University of New York in Prague

Evgenij Nam

YI lecturer

Dance teacher

Evgenij Nam
YI lecturer
Dance teacher

Bc. Stepanova Liubov

YI member

Intercultural worker

Bc. Stepanova Liubov
YI member
Intercultural worker

⎯ Graduated in St. Petersburg with a bachelor's degree in economics. ⎯ Studies as historical sociologist Charles University. ⎯ Photography, history, culture and social enthusiast. ⎯ Intercultural worker at ICP ⎯ Marketing enthusiast ⎯ Speaks Czech, English, Russian.

Yevhen Fomichov

YI member

Scientist

Yevhen Fomichov
YI member
Scientist

— Scientist in Charles University in Prague; — Master of science, Ph.D in solid-state physics; — International projects developer; — Psychology enthusiast for more than 4 years; — Keen on storytelling and writing. — Speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian

Azamat Kassymbekov

YI member

Software developer

Azamat Kassymbekov
YI member
Software developer

⎯ A professional engineer graduated from Astana Polytechnic College (2012) ⎯ Finished scriptwriting courses, domkino.cz (2018) ⎯ Writing, photo and video enthusiast ⎯ Extremely interested in creating videos and film production in general ⎯ Speaks English, Russian and Czech

Yana Shevchenko

YI lecturer

Theatre actress, Television presenter

Yana Shevchenko
YI lecturer
Theatre actress, Television presenter

⎯ Graduate of the Prague acting college ⎯ Television presenter on the Czech TV channel Barrandov; ⎯ Theatre actress (Stavovské divadlo, Bravo!, Pidivadlo) and film (Specialisté, Anatomie života, Mise); ⎯ An internship at Radio Český rozhlas; ⎯ Created an author's course based on her own 7 years of experience in accent work based on 20+ sources of materials on speech nuances and trainings of 7 experts in the field of Czech phonetics. ⎯ Instructor of individual and group classes to get rid of the accent (over 4 years); ⎯ Author of workshops for elimination of accent using the tools of orthoepy and speech therapy. ⎯ Trained 400+ students to speak correctly ⎯ Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) ⎯ Author of workshops for elimination of accent using the tools of orthoepy and speech therapy. ⎯ Trained 400+ students to speak correctly

Alena Vinnik

YI lecturer

Business coach, Group coach Facilitator

Alena Vinnik
YI lecturer
Business coach, Group coach Facilitator

⎯ Member of the British Council in Ukraine, manager ⎯ Sales expert ⎯ Organiser of over 500 events and conferences in Ukraine ⎯ Organiser of more than 50 social events

Alexandra Fedorova

YI lecturer

Yoga teacher

Alexandra Fedorova
YI lecturer
Yoga teacher

⎯ Yoga teacher ⎯ Self-expression course leader ⎯ Yoga retreat organizer

Arseniy Mikhaylov

YI lecturer

Theater actor

Arseniy Mikhaylov
YI lecturer
Theater actor

⎯ Theater actor in “Teatr Novogo Fronta” ⎯ Organizer of theatre workshops and meditation retreats ⎯ Self-expression course leader ⎯ Expert in mindfulness and conscious approach to selfexpression ⎯ Expert in non-formal education ⎯ Specialist in artistic empowerment of self-expression

Alena Shatz

YI lecturer

Shatz theatre director

Alena Shatz
YI lecturer
Shatz theatre director

⎯ Psychological portrait and creative photography ⎯ Trainer of body oriented therapy and group dynamics ⎯ Author of "Quantum Leap" course - mind work ⎯ Hypnotherapy ⎯ Transformation games / retreats / courses facilitator

Elena Kuznetsova

YI lecturer

Photographer

Elena Kuznetsova
YI lecturer
Photographer

⎯ Organisation and management of photo projects ⎯ Support talented photographers growth

Alikhan Mexman

YI lecturer

Production Director, Course author

Alikhan Mexman
YI lecturer
Production Director, Course author

⎯ Interpret scripts, set the tone of shooting ⎯ Work with casting, organize and lead talents ⎯ Set directing, camera directing ⎯ Work with editors, sound design, and music departments. Organize and oversee the flow and the product at all stages. ⎯ Form and adapt the course according to pupils’ productivity and results

Dias Kudassov

YI lecturer

Project Manager

Dias Kudassov
YI lecturer
Project Manager

⎯ Develop projects into stages and tasks ⎯ Manage project schedules, deadlines, and budgets ⎯ Solve problems that limit the teams’ productivity ⎯ Identify risks and take measures to address them ⎯ Communicate with clients and head departments ⎯ Coordinate and monitor projects at all stages ⎯ Form the course structure and methodology

Leonid Potorak

YI lecturer

Czech language teacher

Leonid Potorak
YI lecturer
Czech language teacher

⎯ He has been teaching Czech since 2015, the last 2 years with Slang. ⎯ He specialises in preparing for A2 and B1 exams and has successfully prepared many students for permanent residency and citizenship. ⎯ Author of poetry and prose. ⎯ Author of Arrival of a Train, Southern Society, the poetry collection In the Matchbox and the textbook What Czechs are made of, written especially for Slang.

Karina Bezrukova

YI lecturer

Writer

Karina Bezrukova
YI lecturer
Writer

⎯ Writer. Author of three novels. ⎯ Improving writing skills course lecturer. ⎯ “Art Wakeup” course author ⎯ Content writer ⎯ Collage and infographic designer for business and art projects ⎯ Researcher ⎯ Event organizer and coordinator

Daniil Shakhovskij

YI lecturer

Digital Design

Daniil Shakhovskij
YI lecturer
Digital Design

⎯ External Communications Specialist; ⎯ Digital Lecturer; ⎯ Organization Business Processes Advisor; ⎯ Entrepreneur in digital sphere.

Tatiana Stroeva

YI member

Administrator

Tatiana Stroeva
YI member
Administrator

⎯ Communication with partner organizations; ⎯ Communication with student affairs of Universities; ⎯ Search and Interviewing of the lecturers; ⎯ Methodological analysis of the educational materials of the lectures and courses; ⎯ Organizing training and seminars for the professionals and general public; ⎯ Ensuring comprehensive participant care; ⎯ Administration of Website, company promotion.

Yana Komarova

YI member

Administrator

Yana Komarova
YI member
Administrator

⎯ Administrative and organizational support of Solidarity Projects, participant ⎯ Organizing training and seminars for the professionals and general public ⎯ Ensuring comprehensive participant care ⎯ Administration of Website, company promotion ⎯ Graphic Design for the promo of the projects and events ⎯ Copywriting for the events, brochures

Jurii Leso

YI lecturer

Programmer

Jurii Leso
YI lecturer
Programmer

⎯ YI lecturer ⎯ Founder of BeeFine Services ⎯ 3+ years experience as a software engineer at Oracle ⎯ The youngest student at CTU (started at 17) ⎯ Ex-teacher at CTU school center ⎯ Developed 7 apps in 3 month ⎯ Trained about 20 developers in 3 years

Darya Matzak

YI lecturer

President of the school of foreign languages

Darya Matzak
YI lecturer
President of the school of foreign languages

⎯ Creator of a unique methodology for learning Czech; ⎯ Specialist in educational methodologies; ⎯ Creator of the Slang language school with a turnover of 2200 students; ⎯ Specialist in non-formal education and soft skills trainings.

Denis Sabanadze

YI lecturer, operation consultant

Operations Director

Denis Sabanadze
YI lecturer, operation consultant
Operations Director

Anna Rudnitskaja

YI lecturer

Historian, Prague guide, photographer, writer

Anna Rudnitskaja
YI lecturer
Historian, Prague guide, photographer, writer

Egor Krasnov

YI Digital Design

Graphic & Web Designer

Egor Krasnov
YI Digital Design
Graphic & Web Designer

Ekaterina Kokkalou

President of YI

Community activist, educator and integration specialist

Ekaterina Kokkalou
President of YI
Community activist, educator and integration specialist

⎯ Integration specialist, researcher, community activist and educator; ⎯ Migrant integration from different angles (labour market, community engagement, migrant youth, adaptation courses, talent development); ⎯ Support the process of integration for migrant youth through empowerment, education and talent development.

Liudmila Gasina

YI Board Member

Integration Specialist

Liudmila Gasina
YI Board Member
Integration Specialist

-development, organization and management of youth and community initiatives; -coordination of international educational and integrational projects; -coordination of local educational, entertaining and integrational projects; -networking and partnerships establishment; -volunteer management; -mentoring and professional development of members and volunteers.