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Ellen Johannesen

Astanga LedMeditation,  Mindfulness

Ellen Johannesen, born in Norway, is a professional dancer and a yoga teacher for more than 20 years. She took up Ashtanga yoga during a tour to New York in 1994, where she had her fist Ashtanga class with David Life at Jivamukti. This was the beginning of her lifelong practice and Yoga journeys, which brought her to John Scott, Eddie Stern, Danny Paradise, Karen Habermann, Louisa Sear, and in 1997 to Mysore and Pattabhi Jois - where she spent three months practicing the intermediate series. In 2001 spent three months with Louisa Sear in Byron Bay learning the advanced A series. In 2002 she co-founded the first Ashtanga studio In Oslo, Norway, Ashtanga Yoga Oslo. Where she was the principal teacher in charge of the Mysore program. The studio hosted many internationally recognized teachers such as John Scott, Tim Feldman, Kino McGregor, David Keil, Prem Carlisi and others. In 2005 she started a two-year TTC/internship with John Scott in Cornwall, UK. Inspired by John, she then returned to Mysore five more times and holds a level II authorization.

A growing interest in Buddhist Philosophy and Tibetan language brought her first to Bylakuppe, South India, where she spent 2 years living in a Tibetan Monastery, and then to Kathmandu where she completed a Tibetan translator training course and earned a bachelor degree in Buddhist studies and Himalayan Languages from Kathmandu University. She is currently working on her masters degree while teaching yoga classes workshops and retreats for Pranamaya Yoga. Ellen is a dedicated teacher who uses her in depth knowledge of body and mind to approach each student individually. She also has a keen interest in sharing her knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practices and quoting one of her teachers, says, “There is only one Yoga…”


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All workshops

Academy Open Day | Yoga

With Katiza Satya

07 April 2018

Delight Academy Open Day: An Invitation to the ​Delight Yoga (Pre) Teacher Training Have you been practicing yoga regularly and feel ready to explore the yoga path more deeply? Join our program director Katiza Satya on​ ​​7th April for an introduction to the wisdom teachings of yoga



Astanga Yoga Weekend

With David Swenson

Starting on 13 April 2018

We are very happy to welcome internationally renowned Astanga Yoga Teacher David Swenson for a week of very special Morning Mysore Practice and a fun filled weekend of workshops and talks in Amsterdam.



Yoga & Mindfulness (50 hours)

With Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

Starting on 09 May 2018

As yoga teachers, we invite our students beyond the realm of asana and physical practice. We invite to an attitude of mindfulness, where kindness, compassion and curiosity is practiced for us to open the gateway to be in the moment, to freedom.