'Everyone deserves the
experience of their own magic.'
Yoga - a Sanskrit word that means 'Union' is an ancient practice that is increasingly being practiced world over.
Yoga however stretches far beyond just movements on the mat, it is a path of self-discovery.
All the yogic practices are designed to attain perfect peace and health, to balance the polarities in our entire existence, the lunar and solar, masculine and feminine, intellect and intuition, shiva and shakti, hot and cold, active and passive, yang and yin, light and darkness, bringing balance to the left and the right hemisphere of the brain, and so on.
We balance the body and the mind, so that our spirit can arise to the forefront and we can see the inner light of knowledge and truth, gain profound wisdom and awaken to our highest self.
Our Yoga sessions are designed to suit your needs, ranging from Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Prenatal - and Postnatal Yoga, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. We look forward to working with you to bring harmony and balance to your everyday being.
All classes can be booked as group classes, private / one-to-one or for special events.
Read more about the various yoga practices we offer below.
Hatha & Vinyasa
This specific Hatha Vinyasa is based on the Zuna Yoga® approach. This system includes the use of asana, bandha, mudra, pranayama, mantra, meditation and other components. Through a systematic usage of these tools, practice is directed toward the attainment of health, strength, perseverance, patience and wisdom that awakens us to the what we refer to as the true "promise of yoga": to live free and empowered, to experience the bountiful treasures of life, and the realization of purpose and success. In the Sri Vidya tradition, this is said to be the result of the development of the three shaktis: the power of will (iccha), the power of knowledge (jnana), and the power of action (kriya).
The classes are about expanding and directing pranic energy in asana and meditation to awaken the purpose and joy that lies within. The Zuna Yoga® is a system open to all ages and types of people.
Restorative yoga is simply that - restorative. It is the centering of your breath and body - aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you in deep relaxation and to hold the poses for longer.
Yoga Nidra is often referred to as "yogic sleep," a paradoxical state of being between sleep and consciousness that's conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self-exploration. As a culture, we're always connected, often stressed, and our nervous systems are constantly in a fight-or-flight, sympathetic state. Yoga nidra is an effective and efficient way to access the "rest and digest" parasympathetic state, which is where healing happens.
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the Hatha and Vinyasa, more dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga
One of my greatest passions is to support women during the most special and sacred time of in their lives, the journey into motherhood.
Through the practice of yoga we become more attuned with our breath, mind, spirit and body, we learn to listen deeper and respond, which is always important but especially during the pre - and postnatal period.
It is my greatest honour to be able to support women to nourish and birth the next generation with diverse practices that develop trust, intuitive wisdom and confidence in the innate power of the female body.
My classes are designed to empower and support mother and baby mentally, spiritually and physically throughout the entire pregnancy, birth and beyond.
When baby is in utero everything is developing from the physical body to the emotional body which is why it is essential for a woman to feel safe and supported during this very special time. How we think, breathe, eat and exist in pregnancy will have a direct effect on our unborn child. Living a yogic pregnancy during these nine sacred months will give mama and family the tools needed to navigate the new life they are entering. It is already a profound experience creating life, when we add the yogic practices, trust, grace and ease, it can be the most divine experience of one's life. It is sacred, playful and a powerful way to begin a new life as a growing family.
The practice is feminine, flowy, dynamic, fully adapted for pregnancy. The movements and postures are drawn from many lineages of yoga including Hatha and also the practice of Kundalini. It is a powerful and graceful practice designed for all types of women in all stages of pregnancy. It is wonderful and essential time to connect with other pregnant women to share the universal and unique experiences of becoming a mother. All my classes are catered to all levels, giving each mama a chance to practice at her own pace.
I offer group classes and private classes.
Benedicte is a ERYT 500 hr Yoga Teacher, 85 hr Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Holistic Life Coach & NLP Practitioner. Before her love for yoga also turned into her profession she worked in the fields of Business Psychology and Social Work – ranging from children, young people, to social project management, and human resources.
Benedicte teaches different styles of yoga such as Yin and Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Hatha Vinyasa based on the Zuna Yoga® approach. At the center of this approach lies a unique system of Breathing that stimulates the vital energies of the body, providing strength, conditioning and balance to the mind and the body's systems.
Her classes incorporates asana, pranayama, meditation, mantras, bandhas and mudras. The practice is directed toward awakening us to the what we refer to as the true "promise of yoga": to live free and empowered, to experience the bountiful treasures of life, and the realization of purpose and success.
Benedicte will with love and compassion hold the space for you and support you on your path to awaken your souls purpose, for you to find ease, self-acceptance and inner balance, let go of limitations, full fill dreams and experience your own magic!
Sat. Chit. Ananda.
Truth. Consciousness. Bliss
The essence of meditation is cultivation of mindful awareness and expanded consciousness. Meditation goes far beyond the moments when you are actually in meditation, the aim is to reap the benefits and notice how it affects you in your daily life. It helps you to gain inner peace and grounds/calms you, it improves focus and self awareness, lowers anxiety and helps you to cope with stress, becoming more creative and compassionate, increases spiritual connection and it also helps regulating sleep.
With hundreds of meditation practices presented, most people are confused as to where to begin and even scared to face their thoughts. Taking your individuality into consideration, we work together to break through the barriers to meditation so you can sit in stillness and peace.
We work with a range of meditations such as Breath Meditations, Yoga Nidra, Prana Vayu Meditations and also Movement Meditations - a process of letting go physically which calms us mentally so we can start to go inwards.
When you meditate you move beyond the mind’s chatter, and into peace and clarity of present moment awareness.