Lavinia Elise Parcalab is an experienced and certified teacher for Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. Her own yoga journey started more than a decade ago with Katarzyna Stryjniak-Erickson and hatha yoga classes in her studio in Poland. Because she is fascinated about the fact that yoga is able to release physical and mental tension, serving as an all-round healing practice, she decided to commit her life more into yoga and to eventually become a yoga teacher in order to share this amazing tool. Therefore, she completed yoga teacher trainings (200 hours Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher training & 300 hours Vinyasa yoga teacher training) at AYM Yoga School Rishikesh and Samyak Yoga School, Mysore with Yogi Chetan Mahesh, Yogacharya Trupta, Yogacharya Rakesh, Yogacharya Arvind and Stephanie Viu- Kessler as teachers in 2015, respectively 2016, in the home country of yoga: India.

In 2015 she founded Unfold Your Mat in Gothenburg, Sweden and works successfully full time as yoga teacher since. In Gothenborg, she practiced with Olle Bengström for 2 years and Sara Stangertz for 1 year.

In order to be able to teach from her experience, Lavinia committed herself to a daily Self-Ashtanga Yoga practice since 2016 with currently practicing intermediate series. She attends Ashtanga yoga workshops of certified Ashtanga yoga teachers on a yearly basis to broaden her knowledge in Ashtanga yoga and to continue her research in her practice.

So far she studied with John Scott, Tim Feldmann, Kino McGregor, Deepika Mehta, Mark Robberds, David Robson, Petri Räisänen and Lucy Crawford among others.

In addition to her ashtanga practice, Lavinia keeps researching other types of yoga and movement. She is interested in strength training, climbing, mountain biking and hiking. 

She teaches her own yoga style, a combination of the various styles she practiced and researched throughout time, going from dynamic and strength based to relaxing and gentle. Classes are a mix of strength, challenge and mobility for a healthy body and mind in the modern world. Her focus is on useful and healthy practice always adapted to the unique individual. She equally values softer practices, such as yin and restorative yoga. Regardless of the techniques used, Lavinia’s classes invite at moments of mindfulness, awareness, reflection and strength of mind through moving our body and bringing awareness to details. In addition Lavinia teaches Ashtanga yoga , both Guided and Mysore style for all levels of practice. Classes are on a weekly basis and they gather people from all corners of the world living in Gothenburg and abroad. She teaches private, semi-private and small groups at her studio in Gothenburg, as well as Zoom yoga open to everyone in the world who wishes to attend. Welcome to class!