Yoga

Yoga offers us a way to connect with ourselves through breath, movement and mindful presence. I truly believe yoga is, and always should be, an inclusive practise where everyone can find something that resonates with them.

Yoga is also very much what happens outside the mat. To me, it is a practice of self-leadership, honesty and small daily habits that boost a healthy and happy life. It is to dare to sit with all the feelings a human being experiences. Pain, sorrow, jealousy, anger, despair, fear. Happiness, joy, playfulness, vulnerability, curiosity.

At its absolute best, for me, yoga is a feeling of being part of something bigger than myself through my body and my mind.

3 benefits from yoga

There is an enormous offering of different yoga styles and teachings. To me that is a really good thing! Finding the style and feeling that resonates with you is the best way of including yoga in your daily life. But regardless of style or teaching, research shows there are many benefits of doing yoga.

01

Strengthens the connection to your own body

Yoga improves the connection between mind and body. It can be seen as a moving meditation where your breath, your mind and your physical body come together and connect. This connection is a fantastic way of increasing the quality of life, calm you down and help you recover.

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02

Reduces stress

Have you ever tried to close your eyes and take three slow deep breaths? If not, I encourage you to test it! Yoga helps reduce stress, lowers blood pressure and calms the nervous system. The parasympatic nervous system, also known as the "rest-and-digest" system is activated during yoga.

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03

Builds strength and flexibility

In today's society we spend a lot of time sitting in front of different devices, and as a result our bodies ache and become stiff. Yoga helps us relieve tension, build strength and flexibility. A routine of moving your body should be as simple as possible, five minutes on the mat is a great way to get started!

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“I attended the course “Embodied flow and yin - stop to start” wanting to try yoga, and definitively want to come back for more. Thursday evenings quickly became a much anticipated part of the week. Amanda is a great instructor who makes you feel welcome and capable, helping you to focus on the right things no matter how much experience you have. I can warmly recommend Manttu Yoga for everybody.”
valter
"This was my first yoga course. Amanda continuously made me feel good, and the course was a much welcomed break in my hectic life. Amanda is a fantastic teacher who I can warmly recommend!"
michaela
"The morning yogasession in our office was a great way to get the team together, without focusing on business and work. The feeling after the session was calm and relaxed. A perfect way to start you day!"
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Embodied flow and yin

I have studied Embodied Flow  with Satu Tuomela and it fundamentally changed my experience of my own body and of what yoga can be. Embodied flow is defined as “an integrative blend of hatha yoga, somatics, movement meditations, tantric philosophy, and transpersonal psychology. Embodied Flow elicits the experience of stepping into flow as meditation in action” - source

Yinyoga offers us the possibility to slow down, open up our bodies gently creating more space and room for movement in muscles and joints.

Interested in learning more about how I ended up teaching yoga?

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Who can benefit from yoga?

There is yoga for all stages and phases of life. I teach embodied flow and yin, prenatal- and postnatal yoga and yoga for children. I offer classes online, in person, for groups, organisations and private gatherings.

Who can benefit from yoga? I offer the following: 
- Yoga during and after pregnancy
- Yoga for office workers
- Yoga for children and families
- Yoga for people of all ages
- Yoga and mediation as a way to reduce stress

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