My first yoga teacher training was with Skanda Yoga in 2011. I had practiced daily and studied kriya meditations for a couple of years by the time I took the training, and started teaching full time shortly after. It was a big break with my previous life growing up in Sweden, working as a journalist, coming to New York for the first time in 2004 as a young travel reporter.
I believe in the healing powers of yoga because I have experienced them first hand, coming from a ‘live fast, die young’ lifestyle of escape, yoga was my first real encounter with myself. This newfound radical self acceptance was what I wanted to share as a yoga teacher. The 20 sequences of Skanda yoga was an extraordinary tool, I followed them almost religiously, and shared their transformational powers with an ever growing number of people in the Miami Beach area.
Eventually coming into my own as a senior teacher, I found my unique way of doing things as well; inspired by rhythm, breath, and music, I wanted my students to find their own flow and enter a state of moving meditation. After giving birth to a baby boy in 2017 I became a part of the body positive movement, acknowledging our culture’s need to emphasize self acceptance over self improvement. After a year hiatus spent with my baby I will return to teaching public classes in Miami winter 2018.