I believe tradition and lineage is important in order to preserve the core teachings of this amazing ancient practice called yoga. However meeting people where they are in their practice and life is equally important. In my own understanding, self-practice and teaching practice I think I situate myself somewhere between the traditional and modern. I do my best to teach a healthy practice suitable for the unique person in front of me and to adapt it in the best possible way. In my personal practice, as well as teaching, I look at every person as a whole and not just muscles and bones. The mental and emotional component, as well as the personal development component through the practice of yoga is something I take into consideration on and off the mat.
At the core of my personal practice and teaching is the Ashtanga yoga method in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The unique thing about ashtanga yoga is that it creates the possibility to personalize the practice for each person. Depending on the student’s practice, understanding of yoga, the point in which the person is in the journey of life, I use my intuition, experience and knowledge in order for the student to meet himself and get the most of this practice.
I believe yoga is just one even though there are many ways, methods and styles to get there. I practice and teach Ashtanga yoga, butt I also like to get inspiration from different teachers and methods. As with everything in life, the practice keeps evolving and changing while also being rooted in tradition.
Our weekly classes include Ledd Ashtanga, as well as Assisted self-practice Ashtanga ( known as Mysore Style, the traditional way in which Pattabhi Jois used to teach.) Classes are open to all levels of practice. Come as you are, but with an open mind and heart and let the magic unfold.
I believe in continuous progress, but I also think progress is not always an upward line. Progress has ups and downs. The regular practice of yoga makes us more aware about that. Yoga brings physical and mental health while gradually leading to bigger positive changes in our every day life. Slowly we start taking more positive action into creating and living the life that we envision.
Yoga is connecting mind, body and spirit while building the ground for a more authentic and genuine way of being and living.
I like to take my students on the edge of challenge exactly because it is most often there that we discover who we really are. Regardless of the posture that is being practiced, I always encourage my students to approach the practice with an open mind, kindness towards themselves and others, cultivate acceptance and patience. With dedication and commitment the impossible becomes possible. Yoga helps us to dig more into the mysteries of our own mind and soul.
Unfold Your Mat is an international place. People from all continents of the world join our classes every week in Gothenburg. The teaching language is English. Where needed we can instruct in French, Romanian or Swedish.
Since a small group always allows both the student and the teacher to focus on individual needs, our groups are between 5 and 17 people.
Intermediate and mixed level groups.
ALL LEVELS are welcome to join. Complete beginners always welcome to come and try yoga.
DURATION OF ONE CLASS: 75 minutes
Private & semi-private classes: On request can be longer than 75 minutes.
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