My name is Victoria and I am a Swedish-born, Berlin-based yoga teacher. I am also a writer and a Reiki practitioner. 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. In spring/summer of 2007 I completed my 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training in New York. Then 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. Done a lot of Vipassana-meditation. Studied Ayurveda. I have led yoga retreats in Italy, Germany, Spain and Sweden. And I have also taught in South Africa and India.
For me, the mental and spiritual effects of yoga 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 ending suffering, and about becoming a better fellow human (the two are inter-weaved). This practice is about improving the overall quality of your life. not about mastering fancy asanas. Of course, profound change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. 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.
(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 <3)
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