I began practicing Asthanga yoga in 2003. The way you work simultaneously with your body and your mind in yoga was an inspiration for me right from the start. I found out that the challenging physical part of Asthanga yoga in combination with the controlled breath, the Ujjayi breathing, taught me how to focus and helped to calm my mind. It was very helpful and inspiring then and it still is today when dealing with the challenges that life sometimes brings.
After some years of practice and experience with Asthanga yoga, I am honoured to be able to share its benefits with others. It is important for me to teach Asthanga yoga as taught by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore without modifications. When you start practicing Asthanga yoga in this traditional form, it may seem quite challenging in physical terms, but if you practice on a regular basis you will definitely experience and feel its strengths, and you may also experience the feeling of freedom and opportunities that this kind of yoga creates.
I have developed my yoga practice under inspiration of and guidance from Susanna Finocchi and Jens Bache from the Asthanga Yoga School of Copenhagen. I was part of the group who organized the Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois workshop in Copenhagen in 2006 and in 2009 I participated in Sri. R. Sharath Jois’ workshop in Copenhagen. I have also participated in several of Lino Miele’s workshops as well as the retreats arranged by the Yoga School of Copenhagen.