We got together with Davorka Tolic, co-host of the upcoming Inner Peace event taking place twice this summer, from 2 - 8 and 23-29 August, 2020.
Tell us a little about yourself; what else do you do besides teach
I have been in the business of educating others ever since college. For
over 15 years, I have been focusing on teaching soft skills and
managerial skills for a company that has cooperative clients. However,
I have come to realize that I have much more to offer to people who
would like to work on personal development in different ways, and this realization has led me to learning the holistic techniques that I am focusing on sharing today.
How did you get into yoga, TRE and essential oils?
I have always been physically active and was introduced to yoga about
12 years ago. After my first class, I was so thrilled that I knew it would
stick with me for the rest of my life. After a few years of practice, I decided to deepen my knowledge and take a Teacher Training Course.
One thing led to another and soon I met a yoga teacher who
introduced me to TRE (Tension Release Exercises). I felt as TRE was
that one missing piece that could help a person manage daily life
successfully and cope with all the stresses modern life brings. Then,
three years ago, I came across essential oils and, ever since trying
them, I’ve been learning about how to use them to enhance the quality
of my daily life
What would you say is the one best thing about TRE?
For me, it is knowing that TRE can help anyone and witnessing the
reactions of people that experience TRE for the first time. I feel a deep
sense of gratitude and contentment that I have been able to help
others discover a new practical way of relieving stress, tension and even
trauma. And enhancing that experience by using essential oils which
help bring feelings of instant bliss and relief. It is really impossible not
to feel good when using both these tools together. What has been your best teaching experience to date?
I would single out the TRE session I led with my first big group of
people from my hometown of Tuzla, Bosnia. The energy was so high
and positive during the session that we were laughing for the whole
two hour workshop. And the results were amazing; we were talking
about the workshop for days and participants were sharing experiences
for hours and days after the session. They were also
thrilled with the effects of essential oils that I combined with TRE.
Besides yoga, TRE and essential olis, what is your favorite thing?
I love hiking and spending time in nature. I still haven’t tried TRE on a
hill top, but I believe it would be an amazing experience.
Oh, then we should definitely try this here during the retreat!
Yes! I can’t wait! What is the thing you are most looking forward to about the
collaborative experience at Suncokret? I am very much looking forward to combining my knowledge and
experience of TRE and essential oils in such a great environment and
for the whole consecutive 7 days. I am also excited about the contribution Evening Marie is bringing to this retreat. I believe that the atmosphere of everything coming together – the place, the food, the people and all great things that we
will do together, will be very special for everyone who joins. What do you hope guests will gain by attending your event at
I hope they will not want to leave ☺ And that they will be able to
experience true inner transformation throughout the 7 days, finding
new ways to bring deeper peace into their lives and experience the
benefits of this inner peace over the long term. At the end of the event week, what is the one thing you hope
retreat participants will walk away feeling?
Gratitude for giving themselves an opportunity to go through that
What are your plans for the future?
I just completed TRE Advanced training and plan to continue my
education in that field. Also, I started giving education workshops
about essential oils and enjoy sharing my experiences with others. I
believe that I will continue my work in finding new ways to enable
myself and others to live healthier and happier lives.
We're really looking forward to hosting this event with you, Davorka!