“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.”
– Simone de Beauvoir
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been a passionated learner, observer and inquirer. I listened when books were read to me, when things were explained how they worked, I watched how people around me maneuvered through their everyday. I asked many questions, stubbornly tried techniques and methods on myself and on patient friends and family.
I am a freedom seeker. In all that I do. In mind, body and spirit which is why I practice yoga and meditation. In my academics I focused on more human oriented sciences, arts and communications. In my artistic training in order to help me attain a voice of my own as well as trying to understand my inner being better. Thanks to my grand mothers I learned to dare to try things and thanks to some of my mentors in life, to always start with yourself. And ask questions to be pondered. In order to gain clarity, insight and direction.
My life has taken many turns. Up and down, side to side, in and out.
I have been fortunate enough to travel the world extensively and I have lived abroad. My deep curiosity led me to higher studies and I spent almost a decade in the academic world, landing in a bachelors degree in human sciences and communication and a masters degree in film. A great interest in health, wellbeing, spirituality and medicine came early in my life since members in my family had professions and passion in those fields. This lead me to study human anatomy, health, fitness, spirituality, inner inquiry, yoga and more on my own. Then I moved to the United States as a teenager I got more and more interested in mind training and when I lived in NYC I started to meditate.Thanks to the community of meditation that I met, I began practicing yoga as well. Ever since the early nineties I have been intrigued in the Eastern philosophies and in order to know more I have studied a wide range of different styles, systems and paths.
As a teenager I wasn’t too fond of the side of me being an inquirer and thinker but today I see that is has given me a richer life. Thanks too my creative and contemplative soul it has lead me to always move forward in life with the intention of “how can you express an opinion if you don’t try, dvelve into it or explore it” – in mind and spirit. As often as I have gotten a chance to, I have immersed myself in creative studies. Reading the classics, writing, watching movies, photography, poetry and creative writing. I am a slow creator I think. I need to contemplate my findings over time. Yet I am always inspired and have a notebook ready to scrape down ideas in.
In the midst of growing creatively in my work and as an individual, I coach others to connect to their stream of creativity and open up their innovative brain.
I think that if and when we take ourselves too seriously, life often gets messy since you then often become too rigid in practice, belief and approach towards others, yourself and life in general. Because we then don´t see the spaces in between. As humans, we are often too afraid to make mistakes, to not get gratification, to fail or loose face. It is like we strive for picture perfect in a world that spins faster and faster and the mental climate thickens here and there. Actually, we are beautiful and we just need to see that. To see ourselves, get in touch with our inner self. Then we can see others splendor as well.
One thing I have learned in life is when one increases transparency others can relate to you and you become real in your own eyes as well as others.
I found meditation and yoga in my early teens when Iwas studying in the US. I started with Zenbuddist studies, followed by two decades of exploring and deeply studying various styles of classical and modern aspects on yoga and meditation in Asia, India and the US. I spent many years studying physiology, anatomy, philosophy and spirituality. Today I function as a guqestteacher in several trainings and settings as well as I am a senior teacher in the ISHTA yoga lineage as one of their initiated yogamasters and lead trainers in the 500 hr teacher training program as well as a master teacher in certain specialty trainings, such as ISHTA Yinyoga, an approach on yin yoga that I have developed.
I help companies, organisations and individuals in finding their creative and more innovative side. Through interview, techniques, labs, workshops and lectures, we release stress and tension in order to become more creative. Some days are more focused on helping one individual with focus; coming back to their compass, unlocking their potential. Other days I help companies to see deeper and wider than their eyes can see in terms of innovation and creativity. Very often people think creativity is something to be fetched. No, it is a well inside of us. We just need to renavigate to connect to that inner stream of creation.
On a regular basis, I help writers with their texts, to think broad and wide, to package a book or article idea as well as just start writing. As a mentor I aid my students in whatever they need. If is is a yoga teacher, maybe adding an outside eye on their teaching style or sequencing, together finding a more individual line with intention forward for them.
Since much of my approach is to help my students finding their own voice and ownership, I bring in aspects from Ayurveda, personal inquiry, meditation or movement. It can be all or just one of the aspects. It depends who I have in front of me.
Is my channel. My breath as a human being. I read and write therefore I am. I am never satisfied with anything I write, yet I am in a way. To me writing is about exploring what is and what is not.
I have a strong faiblesse for travelling and sincere fascination for culture and diversity which had me living abroad for many years before I settled back in Stockholm, which is my base and from where I travel to teach workshops, retreats and trainings all over the world. I am incredibly blessed and proud to be persistent enough to work 20 years on my dream. Now I am partly living my dream since I am self employed and I feel I can decide for myself what I want to work with from day to day.