I first tried yoga at the age of 21 in a Tibetan monastery without any serious follow-up. It was later, at the age of 36, when trying to improve my meditative sitting-practice I started my yoga-practice, and bit by bit, by looking to improve my seated postures, gradually my asana-practice took over. Everything then came as a naturel process to me, getting an internal insight through physical action was “my” most appropriate practice.
I now practice every morning from 5am to 8am, pranayama, asanas, and meditation, and continue to update myself regularly in the Iyengar® Yoga method in Denmark and abroad.
More formally; I became a certified Yoga teacher in the Sivananda Yoga Tradition in 2004, and trained by Kate and Ali Dashti in Bern Switzerland, I became a certified teacher in the Iyengar® Yoga tradition in 2007. In 2014 I passed my “Junior Intermediate level 1” assessment at B.K.S. Iyengar® Yoga Centre Copenhagen.
In addition to that, I have followed the three-year training program with Stephanie Quirk covering the therapeutic aspects of the Iyengar® Yoga system. I have studied at the Iyengar® Yoga Institute Pune (IN) and I have studied more extensively in Nice with senior Iyengar® Yoga teacher Christian Pisano.
Other Senior Iyengar® teachers I have studied with, are, to name some; Rajiv and Swati Chanchani (IN), Sharat Aurora (IN), Jean Lechim (CH), Kate and Ali Dasthi (CH) Lois Steinberg (US)Manouso Manos (US) and Jayne Orton (UK)
I teach classical Iyengar® Yoga, based on alignment, sequencing and time spent in the poses and personally I do enjoy a physically challenging approach, which is reflected in my teaching. For me, Iyengar® Yoga is an interface to connect with people and for people to connect with themselves.
It is my belief that it is not a dogma to be followed, practice should be a pragmatic approach to growth and transformation in our lives. I do also believe that there is no superior technique or teacher, but an appropriate teacher and practice according to everyone’s personality and needs.
I first met IYENGAR® Yoga in `95, as I moved to Copenhagen after 3 years of rigourous dance training in London. My whole being was grateful and happy with the change and I soon decided to follow this new path and become an IYENGAR® Yoga teacher.
IYENGAR® Yoga has so much to offer on all levels of our being.
I did my teacher training at BKS IYENGAR®Yoga Centre CPH, at that time Yogaskolen, and after certication I have continued to study there. I was also part of the teaching faculty until Dec 2010, where I felt it was time to seek new pastures.
Apart from Jette Berring and Claus Wittig, who I continue to study with, some of my earlier Senior teachers were Faeq Biria FR, Clé Souren NL, Ramanand Patel US, and Goria Goldberg US. In the later years the teachers I have studied with are Lois Steinberg US and Patricia Walden US. I have also followed a three year course on Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga with Stephanie Quirk NZ.
Since 2000 I have travelled to India to study with the Iyengar family and their teachers at the Institute in Pune, RIMYI. It is always a deep, sometimes quite challenging experience, that brings new insights and inspiration to life and practice. I am forever grateful to have found this path of Yoga in my life, it has challenged me and enriched my life and continues to do so in many ways I would never have dreamt of.
I am also a trained Cranio-Sacral Therapist, and KMI Structural Integrater, and part time I give sessions one on one. For me it goes beautifully together with my yoga life, as I also here continuously get to deepen my understanding og the body, mind, breath and spirit.