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by Victoria Larsson

Swanmountain

YOGA              MEDITATION            REIKI

ABOUT SWANMOUNTAIN

VICTORIA

My name is Victoria and I am a originally from Sweden. I lived in the United States and then in Berlin for most of my adult life. Now I am based on the island of Mallorca, Spain. I am also a writer and a Reiki master. I am incredibly curious. About people. The body. Psychology. Mystical experiences.

I am a feminist, a Sagittarius, a Vata/Pitta, a friend, sister, daughter and dog lover.

 

I went to my first yoga class in 1995 or 1996. I explored different styles, teachers and studios in New York City, where I then lived. But it wasn’t until year 2000 when Go Yoga opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that I got truly hooked. In the coming years yoga helped me through 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, stormy break-ups and the general chaos in my life. It was my safe haven. I realized quickly that yoga would become a big part of my life. Then, in spring/summer of 2007, after consulting with my teacher Michelle Baker, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training via Sivananda in upstate New York. Upon completion of the course, I moved to Stockholm and started teaching there. In 2009 I relocated to Berlin and in 2010 I did a Yin Yoga teacher training with Ulrica Norberg.

 

I have taken numerous immersion workshops, and studied with many renowned teachers such as Ana Forrest, Sharon Gannon & David Life, Lino Miele, Doug Keller and Eddie Stern.

 

I have also stayed at ashrams for long periods of time. And spent significant time on silent Vipassana retreat. I have dabbled in Ayurveda and Thai massage. I am a reiki master. Since 2012 I have led nearly thirty yoga retreats in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Sweden. And I have also taught in South Africa and India. 

 

For me, the effects that yoga has on our mental and spiritual well-being are way more interesting than the physical ones. Of course it’s great to become stronger and more supple, and to be able to heal chronic pains and aches. And exploring the body is a lot of fun! But ultimately, THIS path, this practice is about diminishing suffering for all. It's about removing the veil of ignorance and seeing, for real, how everything and everyone are intricately connected. This practice is about improving the overall quality of your life, and of the lives you come in contact with. It's not about getting a 'hot body' as defined by late capitalism beauty standards, nor is it about mastering fancy asanas.  Of course, profound change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. It takes dedication. I've never believed in shortcuts.

 

As far as my classes go, expect an experience, a highly curated event. As music is one of the most powerful and mystical forms of art, and a life-long passion of mine, I take pride in crafting interesting soundtracks, although every now and then I may choose silence as the backdrop for a class. Expect a challenging yet non-competitive vibe, lots of hands-on assists and a framework for BEING. HERE. NOW. Experience yin and yang. Darkness and light. 

CONTACT.

If you want to come to class, just come, no need to write or sign up.

 

If you want me to recommend a YTT I'm afraid I can't help, but if you have a question, a comment or want to book a private, retreat or workshop please use this form or simply send an email to victoria@swanmountainyoga.de.

SUCCESS! MESSAGE RECEIVED.