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Retreat Ledare

Ulrica Wihlborg

Pure Yoga är grundat av Ulrica, som började sin yoga practice 1998 hos Mark Blanchard i Los Angeles, en av USA:s främsta poweryoga (ashtanga) instruktörer vars klienter inkluderar Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore och NBA All Star Steve Smith. Hon gjorde sin yoga teacher training (200H) med Mark Blanchard i 2004, och genomförde en andra 200H (RYT) yoga teacher training med YogaWorks i Los Angeles 2018. Hon slutför nu sin 500H (RYT) teacher training med Janet Stone Yoga.

Efter 22 år i Kalifornien – där Ulrica spenderade sin karriär som redaktör på Time Inc.’s People magazine, en av världens största tidningar med 40 miljoner läsare i veckan — flyttade hon till Karlshamn tillsammans med sin man och tre små barn och öppnade Pure Yoga Sweden hösten 2016. Studion var utsett till “The Prettiest Yoga Studio in the World” 2017 av inredningsmagasinet Domino magazine.

Ulrica undervisar i Vinyasa Flow, och Bhakti är en stor del av hennes egen yogapractice. Glädje, närvaro, kärlek och yogans alla åtta grenar – speciellt ahimsa – är återgaende teman i hennes klasser.

Du kan hitta Ulrica på Instagram @ulricawihlborg, Pure Yoga Sweden på www.pure-yoga.se och @pureyogasweden.

Retreat Ledare

Patricia Gloria

Patricia började sin yogiska resa redan som tonåring, då hon följde med en kompis på en yoga retreat. Efter den upplevelsen valde hon att fortsätta med yoga, och har gått flera kurser och utbildningar i olika yogaformer. Hon är utbildad Global Yogalärare (200h), en glädjefylld fysisk yoga som har sin bas i hatha yoga. Hon har nyligen slutfört sin utbildning med Magnus Ringberg (Space M Yoga) (100h) och undervisar i Dynamisk Yoga.

Patricia har också en lång bakgrund i movement och dans, och en unik formåga att få sina deltagare att släppa taget och känna frihet och glädje i sin kropp. Hon komponerar ofta ett unikt pass som passar just för den grupp hon undervisar. ”Det viktiga för mig är att min grupp känner trygghet och säkerhet,” säger Patricia. ”Alla utgår från sin egen erfarenhet och kunskap.”

Patricia driver den populära uteyogan på piren i Karlshamn varje sommar, där hundratals yogisar samlas varje vecka och yogar tillsammans med Patricia vid havet. Hon bor på landet med familj och hundar, badar i havet året runt, och får kraft och inspiration av att vara nära till naturen. Hon undervisar flera klasser i veckan på Pure Yoga Sweden, inklusive Dynamisk Yoga, Free Power och Yin Yoga. Du kan följa Patricia på Instagram @ayamayoga.

Nat Kendall Live

San Francisco-based yoga teacher and musician Nat Kendall has traveled the world with Rusty Wells and Janet Stone, just released his third album, and brings a deep and joyful dive into Bhakti yoga wherever he goes. He creates spaces filled with kindness, laughter, chanting and great music. But his magic goes beyond that; his presence gives you the safety to go further in your own practice, and the courage to truly open up your heart.

Nat has an impressive musical background. He played in the hip-hop band Eighttrack Mind for six years, opening for acts like The Wailers, Blackalicious, Wu Tang Clan and Michael Franti. When he found yoga more than ten years ago, he discovered a way to merge his music with his spiritual practice. He has completed two teacher trainings with Rusty Wells, studied extensively with Jai Uttal, played at Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree, and now travels with Janet Stone around the globe as a musician and workshop leader.

We are honored and absolutely thrilled that Nat is coming to our retreat, and we know you’re going to love it! He’ll be with us the whole weekend, infusing our retreat with music, song and love. He’ll also have you all to himself on Saturday, when he’ll treat you to an amazing interactive live session! After our retreat, he continues to Yoga Games in Gothenburg to join his teacher Rusty Wells the following week. You can find Nat’s new album “Breath of the Beloved” on iTunes and Spotify. Follow him on Instagram @natkendallyoga and check out his website www.natkendall.com. You will find more photos of Nat on our landing page, or if you click here.

Workshop Leader

Lisa Levitt Gainsley

Lisa Levitt Gainsley has taught her illuminating Lymphatic Self-Care Workshop to the staff of Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop, and now she’s teaching it to us at our retreat!

A Certified Lymphedema Therapist based in Los Angeles, Lisa has more than 25 years of experience of the lymphatic system. Her vast scientific understanding of our immune system and how it is connected with our lymph system has turned her into a leader in her field. Maintaining a healthy lymph system can help prolong your life, reduce inflammation in your body, help you recover from injury, improve breast health, keep your hormones balanced, improve digestion and much more. Our lymph system is, in many ways, the key to a healthy and vibrant life.

Lisa will come to our retreat via video conference from LA, and teach us her life-changing Lymphatic Self-Care Workshop. She will show us how the lymph system works, how our environment interacts with our lymph system, what we can do to minimize toxic overload, and how to perform a simple lymphatic drainage self-massage sequence. It’s a significant step towards taking care of our bodies and we are thrilled Lisa is sharing her knowledge with us.

You can find Lisa on Instagram @thelymphaticmessage and more photos on the landing page of this website or if you click here.