Ninna Louise Lauritsen
“All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so that he might turn his eyes toward the stars and his gaze upon the sky” (Ovid, Metamorphoses).
As far as we know, only humans have the power to voluntarily guide their attention away from the surrounding environment and towards the internal perceptions present in this very moment.
As a teacher, it is my job to create a safe and playful environment, and act as a supportive guide towards the stars and the sky of your internal heavens.
A Little More About Me
Experience & Qualifications
Yin Yoga, Acroyoga, Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Mild Yoga
My first 6 months as a yoga teacher I call my “pirate teachings”. Uncertified, and uninitiated by any Indian Gurus, I started a weekly class consisting of meditation through simple asana flows, seated meditation, pranayama and a whole lot of chanting.
After being hired at Yoga Collective, a principle to my classes was that we always began with 10 minutes of seated meditation and simple chanting. These 10 minutes and the last 15 minutes of Savasana, a deep breath and a single line of chant are the most magical in an entire class. I started teaching hatha flow, vinyasa and “mild yoga”, and soon after undertook training in yin yoga to also be able to teach this. I have no favorites: Every kind of yoga fosters different experience of connection, flow and transcendence with my students.
I am a passionate body mover, with a long background in many different dance styles and a few years practicing acroyoga. Throughout the past year I have been giving various workshops at all levels, in both intuitive dance, acroyoga and thai yoga massage, and my favorite is the combination of all these with simple asana flows, partner yoga and chanting.
I am not RYT-certified, as my schooling at Hamsa Yoga @ Simon Krohn & Soham was only 100 hours. I do however not believe that it is the hours of schooling that qualifies any student, but the hours of practice. Of these I have many, and the recommendations from my students speak for themselves. The recommendations are all translated and posted with permission from my students (original post found at https://www.facebook.com/yogacollective.dk/photos/a.516835895033328/2095797993803769/?type=3&theater).
Annette Bugge Dias:
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Hamsa Yoga & Yoga Collective
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Apart from being a mover, I am a thinker and a writer.
I have just completed my master in psychology and cognitive semiotics at Aarhus University. In my bachelor of psychology I specialized in autism, teaching, the early development of a core sense of “Self” and how this development is related to developments in differing memory systems, working my way closer to grasping what exactly is the uniqueness of human consciousness.
In my master of cognitive semiotics I have specialized in cognitive research, neuropsychology and completing with a research thesis combining research in Buddhist & Yogic litterature and neuroscientific research on meditation, mindfulness and “The Default Network”. The thesis is a comprehensible peace of work on how and why we become happier & healthier (or more “enlightened”) when we cease to think about ourselves, our past and our future, and are able to direct out attention to the present moment.
Obviously, my academic work and my body work have continued to heavily influence each other.
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