Lina Lindahl is a Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa Flow Instructor. She has been in the health industry for a decade and in 2014 she took the leap to focus solely on what was true to her heart. Lina has since taught yoga both nationally and internationally, and in 2015 she was awarded Sweden’s yoga instructor of the year.
Her teaching reflects the numerous teachers she has had the opportunity to study under, to mention a few; Mimi Rieger, Angela Meyer, Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Chruikshank, David Kyle, and Gail Harris.
Each year Lina offers a 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Teachers Training in Malmö Sweden which is divided into 5 modules over the course of 5 months. The main focus of the training lies in teaching, sequencing, and the role of the teacher. 2023 will be the 7th training she’ll run and you’ll find many yoga teachers that have gone through her training at some of the most popular studios both in Malmö and elsewhere.
Catch Lina Lindahl, popular Swedish-based Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa Flow Instructor in conversation with Women Fitness, President, Namita Nayyar. Read on…
You have been in the health industry since 2014 and are committed to helping people adopt the yoga way of life. Share more input on what drew you towards yoga.
I had tried yoga a couple of times before but it wasn’t till I started my master’s degree in the US and more specifically Washington DC. A friend brought me to a Vinyasa Yoga class which was totally new to me (I had only tried Bikram Yoga before). I thought it was so challenging, almost like learning a choreography but the feeling I had after brought me back again and again and I never stopped.
The core of your teaching style lies in connecting the body, mind, and spirit. Throw some light on the fact the role of these aspects for good health.
I think many times we focus on our physical health, wanting to be stronger more flexible, or look a certain way. The same goes for mental health, practicing meditation, breathing, journaling, etc. When it comes to yoga it naturally combines the two, While physically practicing yoga you get the chance to meet yourself with all that you are – getting to know both your body and mind. When you’re on your yoga mat there’s nowhere you can hide and nowhere to run – you have to face everything that comes up. Sometimes the good the bad and the ugly in one class. Each and every class is such a journey, just like the famous quote
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” — The Bhagavad Gita.
By focusing both on the body and mind aspect I think we change our overall spirit (as I view ourselves, who we are, and how we show up in the world).
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