WHAT’S YOUR STORY
I'm a certified yoga teacher passionate about making this fast-paced world a more harmonious and happy place. I wish to inspire people to a more balanced and joyful life.
Apart from yoga I love to go out for a run, to experiment with vegetarian and vegan food in the kitchen and to make (and eat) extra-everything-breakfasts.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE?
Yoga has helped me to do just that. I come from a background where high intensity training was everything. It was always about running faster, lifting heavier and constantly getting results – both when exercising and in life.
Over ten years ago I started doing yoga, and it really made the difference for me. I now listen to my body in a completely new way and have learnt to not neglect the need for reflection and relaxation. When I started to listen to my inner voice I realized that I had been pushing myself and my body so hard for so many years. Today, I combine meditation practices with more physical yoga and other activities.
I still love to run and lift heavy, the difference is that now I do it from joy, not from the feeling that I have to. For me, that has been a game changer. Also, I try not to create any strict boundaries when it comes to food. Everyone is different but balancing green smoothies with chocolate and cinnamon buns is what works best for me!
IS YOGA FOR EVERYONE?
Yes, everyone can do yoga, and I strongly believe that most people would feel so much better if they practiced yoga. However, everyone might not like it. And that is okay. It’s the same thing as everyone not being into boxing, or soccer, or basketball, or *insert any sport that comes to mind*.
I do however believe that everyone that is curious should give yoga a chance, and not just ONE chance. Try different styles, different teachers and different studios. What works for me might not necessarily work for you. We are all different and “nobody is for everyone” if you understand what I mean. Not all yoga teachers are for you. Find a style you like, whether it’s a more physical or relaxing type of yoga, and find a teacher that you like.
MUST HAVE IN YOUR TRAINING WARDROBE RIGHT NOW?
Oh, it must be my Seamless leo tights and top in black from Casall and my yoga blocks (maybe that doesn’t count as “wardrobe”, but I need to include them anyway). The blocks I use almost daily, either for “supported half bridge” or putting one under the upper part of my back and one under my head for a nice chest opener..
YOUR BEST TIP ON HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOGA?
My best tip is to not think so much, just try it! Go to a class or start at home, whatever you feel the most comfortable with.
For some people it might feel good to try it out at home first, just to get a feel for what it is all about. I started out doing yoga videos at home, on my dvd-player (yes it was 100 years ago, haha). Nowadays there are many good platforms where you can find both videos (for example yogobe), and yoga programs through pictures and descriptive texts, like the two yoga programs I made here at Casall. Don’t overcomplicate it, just try.
If you start at home, I recommend you to start going to classes after some time to avoid doing the positions in a way that could harm you and also to get help to evolve in the right direction! A good teacher will also inspire you to continue with your yoga practice. Then you can mix your home practice with taking classes.