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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

Ayurvedic Massage Workshop

With Kirsten Drooger & Amanda Dries

Starting on 12 October 2018

This 3-day Ayurvedic Massage Workshop is the perfect way to start (or reawaken) your Ayurvedic massage skills. The basic principles of an Ayurvedic massage focussing on front, back and face will be explored. You wil also gain insights in the foundation of the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha and how to incorporate them into a simple ayurvedic massage.



Astanga Yoga: Practice Foundation Course - Pre-Teacher Training

With Marilou van Hoek & Sido Wijga

Starting on 03 November 2018

Would you like to broaden your understanding of astanga yoga or would you like to establish a regular practice? Get confident with the three main aspects of the astanga yoga system: breath, bandhas and drishti and get a solid base from which you can continue your self-practice.



Foundation on Ayurveda (50 hrs)

With Victoria (Tory) Hyndman

Starting on 31 October 2018

Yoga and Ayurveda are like inseparable siblings – the union of Universal Wisdom. The combination of these two sciences brings forth a system of healing for physical, mental and spiritual health and happiness.