Vinyasa Yoga in Copenhagen

Breathe, move, focus

The Sanskrit word Vinyasa literally means “to place something in a sacred and special way” and another common definition of Vinyasa is to connect the movement and the breath. Sometimes, the word Vinyasa is used during a yoga class in the sentence “take a vinyasa” and refers to the short sequence composed of: chaturanga – urdhva mukha svanasana – adho mukha svanasana (low plank – upward facing dog – downward facing dog). The Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga style was brought to the Western world by Patthabi Jois in the 70s, and since then it has evolved extensively. Nowadays, Vinyasa classes are often called Vinyasa Flow, reflecting the continuity of the movements taken during the class. In fact, during a Vinyasa Flow class the poses are usually only held for a few breaths and there is a deeper focus on the transitions between the poses. The breath and movement connection is one of the core principles of a Vinyasa Flow class. Usually each pose or transition is connected with either an inhale or an exhale, in order to create a natural rhythm of movements and breathing. It is common that a sequence of different poses and transitions is created by the teacher, and is repeated several times during a class. Some Vinyasa classes can have a “ladder” structure, meaning that for each round of the sequence new poses are added, ending with an extended sequence, with no pauses in between. Often the repetition of sequences helps to warm up the body and build up strength and flexibility to reach a so-called “Peak Pose” -a physically advanced pose, that is practiced towards the end of the practice. Often a Vinyasa class will have a theme, such as: balance, heart-opening postures, headstands. Having a theme or intention for the practice helps the mind to stay more focused on what is happening in the practice and creates a better connection between body, mind and breath.

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Reviews of students

Georgiana November 1st, 2022

I met Julia at a retreat and she is an amazing teacher and a really lovely human. I loved how she didn't rush through the process and we really went back to basics, while at the same time learning a wide variety of things about yoga, from how to do a certain asana to yogic wisdom. It was obvious that Julia knows a lot and she is also really good at sharing it with others. She redefined in my mind what a good yoga teacher is.

Eve January 22nd, 2020

Julia is one of the most precious yoga teacher I’ve ever had! I would recommend all her practices with a special mention for her yoga nidra. I got so relaxed and so deeply calmed down by her voice during each session, she helped me letting it go towards either a tight sleep or for restful nap. Very powerful experience and human being. thank you Warrior Princess!

Agnieszka January 21st, 2020

I have had the most relaxing beautiful experience in the yoga Nidra class. Thank you so much 🙏. You are so knowledgeable and your voice so soothing

Sarah February 14th, 2020

Julia ably and effortlessly led a vinyasa class with clear instruction and really helpful assists. She spoke about philosophy just the right amount, there was still plenty of space and quiet to really get into the practice. Thank you Julia!! I loved it

Majbritt May 3rd, 2020

The best yoga in Copenhagen. They are very skilled at Hatha yoga, Yin, and yoga nidra. Julia has a good personality, an she is one of my favorite instructor.

Kim April 1st, 2020

Julia is an amazing teacher. I have had three classes with her so far and she already improved my asanas a lot. I appreciate her hands on experience and eye for detail. Thank you Julia. Big hug! (by the way: her guided meditations are the best!)