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 the practice of Kundalini into 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nynne first discovered yoga more than 15 years ago and it has become an invaluable part of her life. Having trained as a teacher first with Yogahaven in London and Marocco, she then went onto completing a pre and post natal yoga course and later trained as an Aerial teacher with Unnata Yoga in America.
Nynne teaches fluid and imaginative Vinyasa flow classes, alignment and breath based Hatha classes that are good for the soul, dreamy Restorative classes and playful Aerial classes sure to make you float. Her teaching comes from a place of passion and joy – knowing the strength and beauty yoga can bring to your life.
Nynne teaches in English and Sanskrit and looks forward to welcoming you to her classes.
Kendra enjoys inspiring others to discover and connect with themselves through yoga. Kendra began practicing yoga in 2003 to supplement her competitive swimming career and passion for surfing. She fell in love with the strength, flexibility, breathing, and mind-body connection that she developed through her yoga practice. Kendra earned her Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour RYT at the Padmakarma Institute for Yoga and Research in Kerala, India in 2016. She is trained in Hatha yoga with an emphasis on pranayama, meditation, yogic diet, asana, and with additional training in prenatal, child, and elderly modifications. Kendra enjoys teaching both gentle and challenging Hatha classes, as well restorative yoga. You can expect to move slowly and intentionally, building strength and length while focusing on the breath to still the mind. Kendra incorporates pranayama into all of her classes as this settles the mind and prepares the body to move. Kendra is a dedicated Vipassana meditator and enjoys offering varying levels of meditation during her classes as well. Wherever you are in your yoga practice, Kendra welcomes you with love, joy and acceptance.
Kendra teaches in Sanskrit and English.
Oliver is a passionate yoga geek, who is highly curious and loves learning about yoga and the amazing human body. To him, teaching is a fantastic opportunity to share what he loves while growing personally and professionally. He has meditated for nine years and done yoga for four years. Additionally, he has done martial arts, CrossFit, and running, which has provided an extensive anatomical understanding of the body’s strength and kinetic chains.
Having graduated as a Master of Science, Oliver went to Rishikesh in India where he took his 200-hour teacher training and gained knowledge about yoga, philosophy, anatomy, and himself.
To Oliver, yoga is a unique tool for creating balance in body and mind. In a busy life, working with bodily awareness, deep breathing, and physical balance provides a plethora of beneficial effects. He feels those everyday on his own body, and it gives him great joy to see others leave the yoga studio significantly more relaxed, than when they came. That is why yoga creates meaning in Oliver’s life, and why he loves teaching it.
Oliver teaches in Danish and English.
Lila is taught in The Kundalini tradition and teaches Kundalini Yoga, meditation and mindfullness with the teachings of Yogi Bhajan as her foundations. Lila also brings in her experience and knowledge from Yin Yoga and stress relief Yoga to her classes. Lila is a Reiki Master and has taught self healing and Reiki since 1999. Through the last 20 years Lila has dedicated her focus in her teachings to people suffering from stress and anxiety. Through asanas, meditation, breathing and healing bringing joy, harmony and balance to people suffering because of the demands of everyday life.
Lila teaches in Danish and English.
Lara ( sub)
Lara has been a dedicated practitioner of Astanga for the past ten years, she is passionate about the practice and its ability to create a strong and supple body while steadying the inner whirrings of the mind through the union of movement, focus and breath. Inspired by her own love of the practice she completed a teacher training in the UK in 2009. She is accredited to teach by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance (200 hours). Lara has found that a steady, consistent Astanga practice serves as an anchor in navigating the highs and lows that we all experience in daily life. Over time the benefits gained on the mat, support us off the mat. In her dynamic classes the students will learn the Astanga Yoga Primary Series. Lara places a strong focus on the connection between breath and posture to foster a dynamic flow that is experienced with presence and awareness.
Over the years Lara has remained committed and curious about Astanga yoga and has traveled to India and beyond to practice with and learn from some of the most experienced teachers in the world. Before moving to Copenhagen in 2015 she taught in Geneva Switzerland. Lara teaches in English and Sanskrit.
Laura ( sub)
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 selfawareness 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.
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.
Ilona ( sub)
llona 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.
Stine ( sub)
Stine has done her training in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow Yoga in combination with Reiki healing. Combining the insight gaining from that to create a holistic approach to her classes. With a great understanding and feeling for dance and body therapy Stine places emphasis on detailed guidance into the asana part of the yoga practice. In these classes you can enjoy and slow paced flow with a focus on stretching into tensile areas to help release and relax body and mind. Meditation and mindfulness is as well a big focal point for Stine as she guides the students safely through the classes. Stine teaches in English and Danish.
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.
Melissa ( guest teacher)
Melissa’s vision towards yoga is one that increases self-awareness, self-respect and love. Bridging the relationship between mind, body and spirit.
Melissa discovered yoga in 2005 during a transitional period of her life and began teaching in Dubai and India in 2010. Her dedication to finding truth within herself translates into a commitment to teach yoga from a place of authenticity and integrity.
Melissa’s devotion to yoga continually leads her to explore the practice in its diversity and is continually investing in her studies with her teachers and sharing this inspiration and wisdom with her students.
Melissa is an experienced E-RYT 500 yoga teacher known for her dynamic vinyasa flow classes that are fluid, energising and self-motivating while integrating the philosophy of yoga into everyday life.
In 2015 Melissa was named Lululemon ambassador for the UAE, and has since been a leading yoga teacher for public events in the region.
Melissa teaches in English and Sanskrit.
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