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Andrea

Lotos Teacher

When did you start with yoga and how long have you been practicing?

I first came into contact with yoga when I was 13 years old. There was an Indian man sitting crossed legged in the yoga room when I entered and I was the only one showing up for his classes, his first year in Stockholm. I was amazed by a grown-up who could sit so quietly, relaxed and soft, without any notion of distress or anxiousness. I knew that when I grew up, that´s what I wanted to achieve. It´s a daily practice.

Why is yoga important in your life?

Yoga is an important tool for me to bring awareness back into my body. It´s my daily practice of calming the nervous-system down – because stress is an unavoidable part of life. Yoga is an exciting philosophy, method and science that through my entire life has sparked my curiosity about all the layers of the human body, mind, experience and spirit.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting their yoga journey?

Go softly, listen to your body. Don´t hesitate to back off when something doesn´t feel right. Try to meet your resistance, or frustrations with curiosity and kindness. Let time do the work. Enjoy!
 

How do you include yoga in your daily life?

I start the morning with meditation, writing & affirmations. During the day I practice a minimum of 20 minute savasana. A couple of times a week a do longer sessions of yin, movement & restorative.

What can I expect when I join one of your classes?

Soft movement and yin, more dynamics in the vinyasa classes. My intention is to guide a practice that let you experience your body as it is. I work towards functional yoga, meaning to let movement and postures go in the most natural way. With the goal of calming the nervous-system, finding ease in where we are and joy in who we are.

What is your favorite asana?

I want to say savasana, even though it sometimes feels challenging to lay down, haha, it´s a game changer. Legs-up-the-wall is probably my go to favorite any day of the week.