At Yogafactory we are a dedicated group of yoga teacher, massage therapists, chiropractors, nutritionists and healers. Each with our own unique approach to yoga and health. On an average we can be characterised as a bunch of yoga nerds with our hearts in the right place. We wish for all to feel welcome and have amazing experiences with new energy, joy of life, physical strength and peace of mind.
“It is through your body you realize that you are a spark of divinity”
– B.K.S Iyengar
Kristina met yoga in Bangladesh and found peace and strength through classic poses from the Hatha tradition. Later she met a soulmate, healer and yogamaster in Uganda. Through several teacher trainings in South Africa, India, US, France and UK, she has been trained as a Vinyasa Flow teacher, Yin Yoga teacher, Unnata ® Aerial Yoga teacher, Kundalini children yoga teacher and have added both Hatha, Anusara and Shiva Rea teacher training modules. Kristina has trained diligently with Jason Crandell and through him received the E-RYT 500. Recently Kristina practiced in India with Gumurkh Kaur Khalsa weaving in the practice of Kundalini to the lot. Last but not least has Kristina added a teacher training in Yoga Nidra also called conscious sleep, which relaxes the nervous system and lifts the practitioners ability to cope with stress, changes and challenges of every day life. With her background as a nurse and dietician Kristina's teaching is based on a holistic and caring approach. Kristina teaches primarily in English and Sanskrit. At this point Kristina lives part of the time in Kenya, but is often on the schedule at Yogafactory.
Alicia Thomsen discovered Yoga in 1996 while studying at Boston University. Formally trained in Ballet, the transition from the Dance studio to the Yoga studio came naturally. Under the mentorship of Nikki Estrada, Alicia completed 500 hours of teacher training with YogaWorks in San Francisco and joined the YogaWorks teacher training team in 2011, teaching anatomy applied to Yoga. Educated as a Chiropractor, Alicia’s classes are enriched by her understanding of the body, offering intelligent alignment in a strong Vinyasa flow class. Alicia teaches with a gentle strength that inspires students to delve more deeply into their practice. Alicia teaches in English and Sanskrit.
Jacqueline found her path as a yogi through a Hatha practice in 2002 and has kept it going since then. The joy of finding silence of the mind through the practice of poses has - since then - extended towards meditation, chanting, pranayama and philosophy She holds at 500 RYT teacher training based on Anusara Yoga and Rasa Yoga, and a 100 hours Anusara-immersion. As a psychologist her foundation for the teachings are based on a broad insight to the human mind and behaviour, and her goal continues to be to bring the practice off the mat into the world.
Expect a sweaty, fun and stimulation practice assisted by amazing music. Jacqueline teaches in English.
Jacqueline also offers individual consultations based on her practice from psychology, if you need competent help to handle stress or need new strategies towards a more fulfilling way of life. Jacqueline can be contacted by phone +45 51927870.
Linda met yoga in 2001 and quickly became a dedicated astanaga yogi under among others Lino Miele. She supplemented later the intense yoga training with Buddhism and completed the Preliminaries within Tibetan Buddhism. She has for the last 10 years taught in Buddhism and meditation. A life-changing circumstance led, however, Linda directly in the arms of yin yoga when she attended her first yin class at Yogafactory in 2014. The yin yoga struck deep in her heart and was a major factor in journey back herself, so to speak. Since then, Linda took 150 hours teacher training in yin yoga by Victor Chng. With a background as a nurse and buddhist Linda teach yoga with a good understanding of both body and mind. In addition, she uses her knowledge of trauma healing therapy as inspiration, and through yoga to opening for a greater body awareness, calming the nervous system and the mind. Linda also provides therapy for stressed out people, and are giving talks about stress. All this she combines in her work shops; Ground & Release - from stress to ease.
Linda teaches in Danish and English. In addition, Linda appears to act as a manager while Kristina is traveling.
Martin met the practice of Yoga at Yogafactory and was completely dedicated and enticed from first asana, breath and flow. He started the deepening of his knowledge almost immediately ad he travelled first to Singapore for a Teacher Training in Yin Yoga with one of Asias foremost Yin Yoga teachers Victor Chang, and shortly after travelled to India to build up the foundation for teaching Yoga in general as he took a 200 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
Martin has received several certificates as a Yin Yoga Teacher training with Victor Chang.
On top of these many hours of training, Martin has a background as a professional athlete and an excellent bodyworker, having a strong feel for the physical body and its capacity and ability to perform. Martin has a strong healing capacity and a huge amount of empathy which he draws from in his teaching. Martin teaches in Danish. Martin also offers amazing treatments where he combines Body SDS, healing, and sound healing. He can be contacted at +4540404063.
Tracey is originally from Cape Town, South Africa. She is a qualified primary school teacher and a Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has taught in England, Thailand and Denmark. Tracey has been practising Kundalini for the last eight years and is passionate about holding space and elevating her students so that they are able to see their own potential through posture, breath and meditation. Her classes allow you to dive deep within your own experience where you are able to connect with your breath, body and sound. The space allows you to quiten the mind in stillness and to heal and rejuvenate through deep relaxation. Each kriya that is delivered is like a piece of music, a perfect sequence of energy, tones, and feelings that are played in the instrument of the body. Kundalini Yoga is the science of changing and strengthening your radiance to give you an expanded life and greater capacity.
Tracey teaches in English and Sanskrit.
Laura teaches an adventurous Vinyasa flow with fluid transitions; incorporating movement and breath in a dynamic, transformative and playful sequence. Her classes emphasize strength, flexibility and balance while encouraging self-awareness and acceptance. Laura began her yoga journey at the age of 15, immersing herself in many different types of yoga (having great love and respect for all). A native New Yorker, Laura is a Yoga Alliance (RYT ) 200-hour certified vinyasa teacher, trained under David Hollander. Laura teaches in English.
Constanza is a creative and passionate Aerial Yoga teacher. She started out already when she was a teenager, playing with the silk and static trapeze on the parks in her natal Chile. She then went on to train Aerial Yoga in South America. A couple of years later travelled to London and started teaching Latin Therapy dance before completing 230 guided learning hours plus 270 practice hours of Hatha Yoga training. Following the Aerial path she completed the Antigravity Yoga & Suspension Fitness training in London and Ireland. Her classes combine movement towards music, she teaches with a sense fun and passion; her classes are enjoyable and both challenging yet inclusive, because the latter is very important for her philosophy. She teaches in English and Spanish.
Yoga classes taught by Mie is founded in flowing physical movements combined with an intentional direction. The breaths capacity for uplifting the energy and embodying silence combined with playfulness takes the practitioners through both challenging, and more restorative postures. You will be guided with both hands on adjustments as well as precise verbal cues. With a three years therapeutic background in psychomotricity and relaxation techniques, Mie encourages body awareness and a mindful and meditative approach to build present moment awareness.
Mie is a certified 300-hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher. Mie teaches in English, Danish and Sanskrit.
Samantha has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years and is passionate about the way it opens people to a deep level of self refection and harmony. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Samantha has a background in the performing arts and dance. She has been living in London the past 16 years where She has worked in Physical and Ritual Theatre on the West End.
Over the past 15 years her journey has led her to the study and practices of Kundalini yoga, dance, psychology, astrology, mythology, shamanism, as well as various spiritual and ancient esoteric teachings.
She is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor and creator of Body Choir; an ecstatic movement meditation practice. She also facilitates holistic retreats throughout the UK, Europe and South Africa.
Her work is centered around recovering the balance and trust within our bodies, reconnecting to our heart centres as a source of inner power and wisdom. Her work looks at ways to awaken freedom within. She draw on elements from Emotional Freedom Technique, Vipassana meditation, Landmark Education, Non-Violent Communication and various shamanic tools, tantra, Kundalini yoga and meditation practices. Samantha teaches in English.
Ilona ( substitute teacher)
Illona has been practicing yoga, martial arts and meditation for more than a decade. She is fascinated by the transformation modality the practice is and how it can build the foundation for a happier more fullfiling life. Ilona started out with Astanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga but found an interest for Kundalini and Yin later on. She has earned a certificate as a Yin Yoga teacher from acclaimed Yoga teacher Jo Phee and has also done a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at The International School of Kundalini Yoga (i-SKY). In her teachings Ilona aims at creating balance by combining the physical challenging poses and meditation. She creates a space for lifting the energy, finding creativity and silencing the mind.
Ilona teaches in English and Danish.
Anita Lindberg met yoga over 25 years ago. She is a graduate of a Yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India, in 2012 at Himalayan.
Anita's teaching is based on Hatha Yoga and focuses on the classical practice of pranayama (respiratory control and technique), bandhas (body locks to lift and hold on energy) and meditation centers. The subtle layers of the pranic body, balance and flow of the Nadis (energy channels) and achieving "The Yogic State of Mind" are the heart of Anita's teaching.
Anita moved in 2013 with her family to Ubud in Bali, where they lived for 2 years.
Deeply inspired by the Balinese Hindu culture and beautiful scenery, she spent all her spare time studying all forms of yoga and spirituality through work shops and courses with talented yoga teachers from all over the world.
She has taught at her own retreats, workshops and yoga teams. In addition to being a yoga instructor, Anita has taken courses in healing massage, meditation, and is a trained Reiki healer and NLP therapist.
Anita teaches in English, Danish and Sanskrit.
Over 15 years ago, Yoga came into Natalie's life. She was touched profoundly and continued to deepen her experience with regular practice. After many years, she longed to share this possibility with others and trained with the International Yoga Teaching Association (IYTA) in Australia, where she became a certified teacher gaining 450 hours of teacher training.
Students can expect a holistic, balanced approach, gaining a deeper mind-body connection within. She teaches
Hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation, tailoring to all levels and all individuals, with an emphasis on safety in a caring, welcoming and friendly environment. Natalie teaches in English.
Iselin ( substitute teacher )
I am a trained Vinyasa Flow Teacher (200RYT) from the Suryalila Retreat Center in Spain. With my teaching, my goal is to take you on a magical journey where you can let go, breathe and create space for yourself. My classes are carefully composed to create a coherent and intelligent flow. The atmosphere in the class is focused, meditative and joyful and I like to use music and quotes to stimulate your senses along the way. In addition, I hold a M.Sc. in Human Nutrition and have a good understanding of the interaction between body, mind and health. I teach in English.
Julie (substitute teacher)
Julie is certified Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher from Quantum Yoga School with Lara Baumann, Sri Lanka. From this teacher training, Julie acquired great knowledge and experience in the field of Ayurveda and her classes are very much inspired by the interaction between the two sister-sciences. Yoga philosophy and spirituality is reflected in Julie's own practice and her teaching, and her classes are a nice mix of strengthening Vinyasa flow, meditation, mantra and chanting.
Julie is one of Yogafactory's substitute teacher and teaches both in Danish and English.
Elanor ( guest teacher)
Elanor had her first encounter with yoga while living in Auckland, New Zealand. The system of Astanga yoga suited her well and was such a great fit that she in 2005
completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training through The Auckland Yoga Academy and started teaching the primary series at the same school in 2006.
Upon returning to Copenhagen Elanora threw her energy and enthusiasm into the Bikram Yoga practice and eventually travelled to San Diego to practice under and learn from Bikram Choudhury.
Eleanor continues to be inspired by the two initial styles of yoga and enjoys leading students through a practice incorporating equal measures of strength and flexibility.
Elanor is guest teaching from time to time, and teaches in English.
Jordan ( guest teacher)
Jordan Ashley is the founder of Souljourn Yoga, (souljournyoga.com) an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for girls education in developing countries through yoga events and global retreats. As a 500 hour RYT, she believes it is essential to cultivate a yoga practice both on and off of the mat through global seva or service. Jordan loves to blend her classes with ecstatic flow, attention to alignment, a popping playlist, a sprinkle of spiritual guidance, and frosted with her LA mellowness (and accent) to make for a delicious yoga practice.
Jordan is guest teaching from time to time, and teaches in English.
Angela ( guest teacher)
Angela Inglish is originally from Oklahoma, USA but has been living in East Africa for the past 9 years.
With training in Astanga, Power and Vinyasa yoga styles, Angela teaches a mix of the three. Her classes are designed to accommodate students who are beginners as well as those that are more advanced. Angela loves inversions and arm balances, as well as long holds in hip openers, but always brings a range of poses into her classes, inventing new flows and variations. She also likes to add pranayama and short meditations at the beginning or end of class.
Angela has a 200 hour training in Astanga from the Ayurevda Retreat in Coonor, India, a 200 hour training in Journey into Power from the Africa Yoga Project in Nairobi, Kenya, and 100 hours of teacher training in the Kaivalya Yoga Method in New York City.
Leyla ( guest teacher)
Leyla’s love of yoga is rooted in her experience of it as a practice that leads us from the head to the heart, from fear to love and from separation to oneness. An experience that unites each of us whilst honoring our differences.
Her vinyasa classes blend elements of strength, breath, alignment, and grace with inversions, meditation, fun and philosophy. Her unique style has evolved from training as a ballerina, a stunt woman, many years as a gymnast and a love affair with India
Leyla completed her 200hr teacher training with Africa Yoga in 2008 in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.
She studied Prana Flow with Shiva Rea in London in July 2013.
Completed Baron Baptiste 200hr teacher training in 2014 with the Africa Yoga Project