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Instructors

At Samāveśa, all instructors bring their own style and experiences into the teaching. We believe that we teach best and most from the heart when we have the freedom to work with what we are passionate about. All instructors are highly educated and experienced.

Ann Sofie Andersen
Instructor

Yoga is something truly unique and beautiful to me! Yoga encompasses everything—a depth, a lightness, a joy, a seriousness, a presence, and a balance in what exists, both on and off the yoga mat. I started doing yoga many years ago and it was quite a challenge! My whole body responded with physical soreness and all sorts of thoughts were swirling around in my head. Despite this, I kept returning to yoga week after week. Yoga gave me the feeling of coming more and more ‘home’ to myself, both mentally and physically. Wow, what a journey!

Now, I experience yoga as a natural part of my life, and something that contributes to extra energy, joy, and calm in everyday life. I really enjoy passing this on to others as an instructor. I teach several different types of yoga. Besides the physical yoga poses, my classes are often spiced up with a breathing technique and/or meditation. I greatly value the combination of strength, play, calm, and openness.

I am trained as a yoga instructor at Hamsa Yoga Studio 200 RYT, Rasa Yoga by Sianna Sherman 300 TT, and Yin Yoga at Yoga Collective 50 TT. Additionally, I continuously attend workshops and retreats, both domestically and abroad.

I look forward to meeting you.

Rikke Brøcker

Yoga is something truly unique and beautiful to me! Yoga encompasses everything—a depth, a lightness, a joy, a seriousness, a presence, and a balance in what exists, both on and off the yoga mat. I started doing yoga many years ago and it was quite a challenge! My whole body responded with physical soreness and all sorts of thoughts were swirling around in my head. Despite this, I kept returning to yoga week after week. Yoga gave me the feeling of coming more and more ‘home’ to myself, both mentally and physically. Wow, what a journey!

Now, I experience yoga as a natural part of my life, and something that contributes to extra energy, joy, and calm in everyday life. I really enjoy passing this on to others as an instructor. I teach several different types of yoga. Besides the physical yoga poses, my classes are often spiced up with a breathing technique and/or meditation. I greatly value the combination of strength, play, calm, and openness.

I am trained as a yoga instructor at Hamsa Yoga Studio 200 RYT, Rasa Yoga by Sianna Sherman 300 TT, and Yin Yoga at Yoga Collective 50 TT. Additionally, I continuously attend workshops and retreats, both domestically and abroad.

I look forward to meeting you.

Thor Lentz
Instructor

With my love for movement in various forms, and with my background in classical Hatha yoga, I am strongly inspired by the functional training method of bowspring. Bowspring can activate and strengthen in ways that might be under-stimulated in our modern lifestyle. My experience is that movement can act as medicine, through the union of body and consciousness. This is the essence of yoga for me. It is a great gift to be able to share and teach what I have gained so much from.

In my bowspring-inspired Hatha classes, we move slowly, strongly, fluidly, and with presence. We move in directions that awaken and strengthen the interconnected chains of tissue in the body. This can improve our posture and the way we move in everyday life. Many small details are instructed along the way, to engage the whole body. These details may seem alien at first, but once they settle in the body, they will make sense.

I took my basic training at Hamsa Yoga in 2015. Since then, I have supplemented my education with various teacher trainings and workshops taught by Desi Springer, John Friend, Christy Punnett, Barbra Noh, Ross Rayburn, Tara Judelle, Simon Krohn, and Soham Johansen.

You can read more on my website https://www.thorlentz.dk/

Jacob Aremark

My journey ‘into the body’ began when I started practicing Jiu-Jitsu at the age of six (that Japanese thing with belts and white uniforms). About 25 years ago, I encountered Aikido (white uniforms and belts again), which I still practice. Around 17 years ago, I got into yoga, and about 10 years ago, I took a ManuVision education (body therapy and training).

I am very engaged with the philosophy and history of yoga, and I care that what I teach has a history, but it must also make sense to the modern person… because something isn’t great just because it’s old. In a way, all my classes are always beginner classes, because I think it’s important to be able to start curiously from scratch again and again…

I have a shadow identity as a philosopher (cand.mag.), and I wrote my thesis on body awareness without moving anything but my fingers and eyes. A couple of years ago, I wrote a real book on body awareness—with exercises and all (‘The Body’s Inner Landscapes – A Practical Introduction to Body Awareness’).

When I’m not teaching yoga, I give lectures & workshops on body and mind, and have clients in one-on-one sessions. You can read more about me and what I do on my website indrelandskaber.dk 

Janni Ide Daugaard

Janni combines perspectives from Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation in her classes. Her primary focus as a teacher and communicator is to make ancient Eastern wisdom relevant and tangible for modern Western people—on the yoga mat as well as in life.

Janni has been practicing yoga since 1997 and has been teaching since 2008. She has qualifications and courses in Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, Yin yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and women’s self-care. Additionally, she is a certified lifestyle coach and has a bachelor’s degree in religious studies.

On the yoga mat, she invites you to meet yourself with care and to let go of the idea of ‘should, would, could’, so instead you can feel what you need most on that particular day. All her classes are founded in Ayurveda.

For inspiration on Ayurvedic lifestyle and everyday-friendly self-care, check out Janni’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/janniidedaugaard/

Dorthe Wildfang
Instructor

Yoga has taught me so much about acceptance and inclusivity. It has taught me so much about being a part of the world. It has given me so much space to meet whatever comes up. And every time I take my place on the mat, I encounter an aspect of the inner self that I have to deal with. Every time I take my place on the mat, I find room for it to be there and let it unfold. Sometimes it’s easy and joyful, other times it’s heavy and difficult. But always rewarding.

In my teaching, I ask you not to judge, not to think, but just to be. I always invite you to have an intention in your movement, so you learn to know your body.

But most of all, I invite it to be fun and playful on the journey.

Irene Høllund

With a lifelong dedication to yoga, dance, and mindfulness, I see myself as an eternal yoga student. With over 20 years of teaching experience, from dance schools, private lessons, folk high schools, corporate events, and other events at Fitnessworld, I have spent the last 15 years deeply immersed in the world of yoga and have been sharing my knowledge as a yoga teacher for over 5 years. My teaching style is characterized by carefully adapting to the class’s energy level, where I explore the harmonious balance between feminine and masculine energy. Besides my passion for promoting movement and inner peace, I integrate my experiences from tech and management into a holistic approach to life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey in my classes.

Camilla Sherpa

Camilla teaches with a calmness that is contagious, focusing on honoring the silence in Yin.

In everyday life, where we are stimulated more than ever before, I see a great need to slow down and turn inward. I always guide a lying meditation and your breathing along with the slow, deep, and soft yin stretches. I believe that your variation of the stretch and exercise is the right one for you – our bodies are different and can vary from day to day. I also believe that our bodies store our thoughts, feelings, worries, etc., and that Yin Yoga can help release these tensions both physically and energetically.

If you need calmness, more flexibility in body and mind, and to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system, you should come to a class with Camilla.

Besides teaching, Camilla provides holistic body and facial treatments, courses, and retreats. Here she primarily works to create calm and sensory experiences, release tensions and stagnant energy, for you who feel overwhelmed in your daily life and need to recharge.

Learn more about Camilla and her wonderful universe at Slowbeauty.dk

Mette Bang
Instructor

Mette has practiced various forms of yoga for more than 20 years. She is trained in hatha flow and yin yoga at Yoga Collective in Aarhus, as well as by Joe Barnett.

Mette is focused on making yoga a sensory experience for both body and mind.

In her classes, you can expect the whole body to be guided through small meditative flows focusing on balance and strength, tailored to each student.

Mia Gyldendal
Instructor

For me, yoga is a way of being in the world. Here, I learn to stand in myself and be present and conscious in relationships, even when everyday life is fast-paced or we face adversity.

My foundation is Power Vinyasa Yoga, which is a dynamic and powerful practice. This tradition is fond of core muscles, our inner “power house” – so you can expect to sweat! But strength is also about deepening spiritually, for example through meditation, Ayurveda, and yoga philosophy.

I teach with a focus on curiosity, heart, and play. It’s important for me to make time on the mat accessible to your unique body, for example, through the use of props and classes for multiple levels. I hope to invite reflections on how yoga can contribute to your life through small glimpses from everyday life.

220 hours Power Yoga Vinyasa and Yin (Yoga Alliance) at Yogahuset, Aalborg.

30 hours Mandala Yoga and Chakra (Yoga Alliance) at Dulce Mandala, Yoga Soul, Manchester.

Currently in multi-year training with deepened meditation practice at Vækstcenteret, Nørre Snede.

Also trained as a psychologist.

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Elena Kaspersen Bækgaard
Instructor

Elena has been practicing yoga since 2008, guided by Pattabhi Jois’s philosophy, ‘Do your practice and all is coming.’ This proved true, and in 2014, she took her first yoga training in Sivananda yoga in Spain. Since then, she has completed an Anusara training in Colorado.

Elena is also a psychologist and draws much of her inspiration from mindfulness and—naturally—the philosophical and meditative roots of yoga. Most recently, Elena has delved into yoga Nidra, which translates to ‘yogic sleep’ and is a form of meditative relaxation.

Maria Bennedsgaard
Instructor

I was introduced to yoga during a study abroad in London in 2013, and since then, it has been a major part of my daily life. This applies both in terms of movement and in finding calm and taking short breaks. For me, yoga is about finding balance, space, and peace in an otherwise hectic day and world.

In my classes, there is a focus on both settling into the breath and on movement, creating space in the body to move.

I received my first training back in 2018 in Hatha and Vinyasa, and since then, I have also trained with a focus on breathing and restorative yoga.

Louise Biede
Instructor

For me, yoga is a way to get out of the head and into the body. Most of us mostly deal with our thoughts and feelings and do not give much space to our bodily signals and physical sensations. Over time, this results in unconscious tension and physical pain, which brings a host of negative effects.

In my classes, I am therefore very focused on creating a space where one can dare to let go of thoughts and allow oneself to just be present in their body. An important element in my teaching is the breath, which helps us create a connection between body and mind, focusing on releasing unnecessary tensions in both.

Additionally, it is important for me to create a safe space where one can come as they are, and where it is always allowed to do what one’s body calls for—whether it’s falling asleep or going to the bathroom.

I have been practicing yoga since my teenage years, and yoga has taken many forms in my life over time. Initially, I was most interested in the physically demanding forms of yoga, while in recent years I have been more drawn to the very gentle forms of yoga. Therefore, I am trained as a yoga teacher in both vinyasa and restorative yoga, and I thus embrace everything from the strengthening and energizing to the relaxing and therapeutic.

A yoga studio in Aarhus

We are a yoga studio in Aarhus that shares our passion for yoga with everyone who wants to join. We offer a sanctuary where you can move your body and mind away from the everyday, where you can take time for yourself and your practice

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  • Samavesa Yoga
  • Skt. Pauls Kirkeplads 9 B baghuset 2. sal 8000 Århus C
  • CVR: 41596902