Madeleine Elisabet discovered yoga in 2004 through a Power yoga teacher training at Safe Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden. She instantly fell in love with the practice and has shown up on the mat every day since. Her practice is about personal growth, being open minded, eager to learn and never forget her place as a student. “For me yoga is about creating balance and peace, acting from a place of love and kindness and appreciating all the beauty around us” rediscover the voice within”. She is certified to teach Power, Yin, Smartflow and Ashtanga, primary series. She has been fortunate enough to study with some extremely talented teachers like Annie Carpenter (smartflow), Paul Grilley,( functional approach to yoga) ,Mark Stephens, and Tim Miller (Ashtanga). She mainly teaches Vinyasa classes that are a mix of fiery Sun salutations; standing/seated poses, balance and some breath work. Her personal practice is a mix of Ashtanga, Yin and Iyengar where she enjoys mixing alignment based classes with moving meditations. From a recent trip to India where she went to explore the country and practicing Ashtanga with Shri. R. Sharath Jois. she discovered a deeper connection with the spiritual aspect of the practice and has become an advocate for meditation and the use of pranayama. Breathing is ultimately what unites the body and mind; it stills the monkey mind and brings awareness to the oneness in everything you do. “ I believe breathing is the most powerful tool in our practice, it unites us with our deeper selves and bring forth the purpose of who we are and why we show up on the mat every day. If we keep an open heart and an open mind towards our selves and others we will be more accepting of change. Yoga is accepting the fact that our physical and mental abilities constantly change. We should look at this change with excitement, as there is always a lesson to learn and an opportunity to grow”.