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, David Robson and Petri Räisänen, her biggest inspiration lately being John Scott.
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 and mobility for a healthy body and mind in the modern world. 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.