Finally a dream came true
The winter 2012 the construction of our wonderful yoga studio - PURA YOGA terminated. It is by the beach - with a wiew to the Pacific Ocean – with the sounds and smells of the sea. Protected by mosquito nets we have a great space for playing - meditating - sharing - moving & enjoying our YOGA. You will find us at El Alquimista, Zipolite Beach, the Oaxacan Coast - in MEXICO. I am back teaching daily from December 2015..
I am teaching
IN NORWAY: - classes in Balance yoga & Pilatesstudio.
I also give private lessons in my yoga room in Oslo - please email me for appointments.
A continious process of learning
MAY 2012 I did my second week-end training with Chris Chavez
JULY 2012 I attend Susy Hately´s «Digging In Deep: 3D Anatomy for Yoga»
JULY 2014 I attended the «Aim True"»workshop with Kathryn Budig
2014: the course "The art of yoga sequencing" with Jason Crandell
2015: 50 hrs teachers training «Intelligent Sequencing» with Ella Cojacaru
2016: Workshops with Maty Ezraty & Jenny Arthur
2017: Yoga weekend with Jason Crandell
Yessyoga was founded in 2008 after finishing my teachers training in Mexico.
It all started with a fragile me having painful and useless arms and a hurting back finding yoga which taught me curing myself. It was hard work, pain and lots of patience.
Now 15 years has passed and I am a different person in a different body – a yoga teacher dedicated to share my knowledge and to continuing learning.
My learnings up till now has been studying for 8 years at Solstice Yoga Centre, in 2008 I completed 300 hours of teachers training at Solstice Yoga Centre (200 approved by Yoga Alliance) under Brigitte Longueville, David McAmmond (restorative yoga & anathomy), Jñana Dakini (Iyengar yoga & Vinyasa yoga), Oscar Velázquez (Mukta yoga) & Gert Van Leeuwen (CAT®).
I am now a Expeienced Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500 by the standards of Yoga Alliance. I continue my journey doing trainings with teachers that inspire me and I also have started giving workshops both
in Norway and at Pura Yoga Studio in Mexico.
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« …A lifetime is
between my two little breaths.
That´s all the life
I live each moment in full,in kindness,
Chade Meng, Taoist poet
The book about Critical Alignment
Now you can buy the book about Critical Alignment in English from Amazon.
Click here for ordering.
«It is not the amount of action in your yoga that counts. It's the amount of yoga in your actions.»
Gert Van Leeuwen
« … Yoga should be about solving tension in your body. Through exercises students can neutralize the gradual build up of structural stress in their bodies which is the result of (unconscious) ambitions and motivations; they should not increase this stress. Yoga confronts us with tension in our body, thus giving us the possibility to evaluate our behaviour and to correct it in moments where we become aware of such resistance. Yoga teachers should be able to recognise these moments to offer another consciousness based on positive directions, but unfortunately this rarely happens, if at all.
I have tried to break through this status quo, where the development of yoga is only reserved for a few ‘guru’s’, by writing my book Critical Alignment Yoga. In this book I present a new method, based on my own experience, research and modern (scientific) insights from medicine and psychology. A method based on logic, not on tradition. My book describes precisely how you can cross your boundaries (because if you don’t, nothing happens), but in a way that doesn’t lead to injuries. Headstand, shoulderstand and the plough are perfectly safe exercises, as long as you know where your boundaries are!»
Gert van Leeuwen
Author Critical Alignment Yoga
Join me in my very first workshop on Iceland this fall!
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PURA YOGA Studio in Mexico
«Finally it´s a reality»
Where is YESS at the moment
«Teaching classes & privates»
«I´ll never stop being a student»
The Critical Alignment Yoga-book!