When I was 14 years old I tried yoga for the first time and I hated it. I did not understand the Darth Vader like breathing and slow movements. 30 min into the class I picked up my mat and left the room. It would take some time and a trip around the world before I would try it again.
5 years later I went to Asia for the first time.
Between the wild raves in the Thai jungle, spirituality slowly started growing on me. Being in the constans presence of Buddhism felt comforting and I opened up more to spirituality. With a yoga school in every corner, I gave it another try. Yoga became a more familiar concept but I still had no idea it would become a way of life.
At 21 years of age I fell in love with a small and family run Thai-boxing gym called Kobra Muay Thai. Mr Kobra himself invited me in to his family who became a big part of my life for the next 6 years to come. Mr Kob was a humble Buddhist and amazing Muay Thai boxer who trained me 6 days a week in his simple gym with holes in the roof.
Kob suggested I would make more time for my yoga practise. For the flexibility to kick higher, I thought. For the flexibility and calming of my mind, he meant.
I met Mira, a woman from America who took me under her Ashtanga yoga-wings and taught me everything she knew. The practice was strong and intense but Mira was humble, kind and very giving.
She made me a pair of modest yoga pants in cotton that I could move properly in and did not have to correct after every single pose.
I spent several hours a week with Mira in what time she set the foundation for my practice, more then she probably knows. Thank you, Mira!
Yoga eventually took a bigger part of my life and pushed me out of the boxing ring. I started a guesthouse across the road from my Thai-family and a fitness bootcamp on the beach. I was in Thailand to stay.
In 2013 I completed my first teacher training in Ashtanga yoga and since then I have been around the world to study yoga in places like India, Lima, Mexico, and Sri Lanka to dive deeper in styles like Hatha, Vinyasa Krama, Yin, and Tantra.
Most of my students are in Sweden where both the weather and culture is a bit colder and the need of creating unity between body mind and humans are huge.
I love to teach and I believe that Yoga can change the world to the better. I bring a lot of personality into my classes that consist of physical demanding vinyasa flow asanas to prepare the student for meditation.
Meditation… that’s a whole other story.