Karina Eline Kibsgård
Karina Eline Kibsgaard has taught yoga since 2008 and teaches at several yoga studios in Oslo. Her background is mainly from dance, Ashtanga Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga. She was introduced to yoga through her studies at the Norwegian College of Dance, 2003 - 2006. Today she's a 800h Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher
Karina's first encounter with Jivamukti Yoga was in the summer of 2010, when she travelled to New York for dance, inspiration and the 'big city experience'. June 2012 she found herself in Costa Rica, in the 'paradise' of Blue Spirit for her 300+ Jivamukti Yoga teacher training. 2014 she moved to New York to complete her 800 hour apprenticeship at the Jivamukti NYC Yoga School. At least twice a year, she travels back to deepen her own practice with her main teachers David Life, Sharon Gannon, Yogeswari Azahar, Cassandra Rigney and Jules Febre. She's also completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with R. Alexander Medin, based on Ashtanga Yoga and yoga-philosophy.
Karina has extensive teaching experience from among other things; dance, fitness, personal training and 10 years as a yoga teacher. In addition to offering regular classes in Oslo she also travels and gives workshops and immersions. She has taught at the Norwegian Yoga Festival, Oslo Yoga Festival, Movement Arts Festival Oslo, Prague Spirit Festival, Yoga Weekend 2016 and had short engagements and workshops for children in elementary schools. Students at the Norwegian College of Sports Science and the project
www.backinthering.no, offering yoga to drug- addicts.
In her teaching, Karina emphasizes the holistic approach to yoga. The physical practice combined with the philosophical and mental perspective; devotion, consciousness and kindness. Her classes contain elements of chanting, music, playful and physically challenging asana- sequences. She believes that it is not about performing or being "perfect" but rather be the best version of yourself, in every aspect of life. ON and OFF the mat.
My morning routine: Start my day by always reminding myself to be grateful for all that life has given and is constantly giving me.
The world needs more of: That we as humans live in harmony with ourselves, everything and everyone around us.
I believe in: Love and caring for each other. I think that behind every "facade" there is good in people.
Love is: All-encompassing, tolerant and non-judgmental. "It's all love. We come from love, we were born out of love, we will go back to love. Love is the nature of God, love is our true nature "- David Life
I can't get enough of: Life!
Yoga is: Yoga is a physical and mental practice that helps us find balance, balance between body and mind. It teaches us to know our physical possibilities and boundaries, to know our mental pattern and to see the consequences of the actions we do, the choices we make and the life we live. Helps us to be the best version of ourselves.
My mantra: "Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu" Come to a Jivamukti Yoga class so I can tell you what this means :)