Founder of Long’n Lean®Birgitta began dancing classical ballet in Oslo when she was 8, kept on going with Jazz-ballet and tap as well.
When she was 16 she had gone through some Aerobics years and training as well - and started teaching at a very young age at a local fitness studio - while still dancing.
Birgitta taught many years and at the same time she was studying media/politics as well as modelling - and with 30 she started a Yoga teacher training on Larchmont in Hancock Park in Los Angeles. There 3 months turned into nearly 4 years...with teaching and developing gradually the trademarked Long`n Lean®, Pop Yoga and a mellow Candlelight stretching class both in Oslo at studios such as Balance yoga studio and within the large fitness chain Elixia and abroad (Lanzarote, Malta, Hollywood, Santa Monica etc.)
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Oslo, NorwayHatha Yoga & pre/post natalSince I stumbled upon B.K.S. Iyengar’s little red book The Tree of Yoga in the Buddhist Centre in East London as a student in ’98, yoga has been a much loved and ever present part of my life. I teach Iyengar-based, dynamic Hatha yoga - yoga that calms the mind, tones the body and feeds the soul. During the last six years I have had three children…, and consequently pregnancy yoga, yoga during labour and mummy/baby yoga has been the focus of both my teaching and my own practice. I have experienced first-hand the benefits of yoga through pregnancy, birth and in reclaiming a strong and healthy post-baby body in a safe and gentle way. This journey is documented on my blog www.yogamamma.tumblr.com.
After many years of teaching in London I am back in my native Oslo, where I continue to teach dynamic Hatha and pre/post natal.
Yoga is not about becoming someone else, someone better. It is about rediscovering and accepting who you really are, beneath the layers of social expectations, destructive habits and general stress and agitation of modern life. For me, teaching yoga is about gently guiding people back to themselves, to find the stillness and strength within.