YOGA RETREAT
WITH Lotta Ilona Bertilsson


MARCH 3 – 10, 2018
MARCH 10 – 17, 2018
MARCH 17 – 24, 2018
MARCH 24 – 31, 2018

Get in touch with your core and develop awareness and strength in your practice

We will study how we can develop and create the important core strength we need to unload and distribute the weight on the various joints in the body when we do our asana practice.
We need strenght, balance and flexibility and through the yoga practice we will explore where we have our weaknesses and strengths.
We have a tendency to quickly go past what we need so let’s stop and explore the areas that most need our attention.

By centering us and be present in the body and the breathing without associate ourselves with our thoughts and feelings, we can live in the flow of life. In the present, in awareness

We become aware of our preconceptions and illusions. Through this increases our awareness and we can make better choices in life.

ALEXANDRA COLOMBO – BIO:

yogateacher and massage therapist

Lotta has a broad and deep knowledge of yoga with great experience to adapt and develop programs for different needs.

In Sweden, she is one of the pioneers of the more physically oriented yoga. For many years she ran, together with a business partner, one of Stockholm’s largest yoga studios. Her strength lies in her capacity to adapt training for individuals and groups, as she is very perceptive of people ́s varying needs.

She has an ability to meet each individual at their level, at the point where they are and see a potential for development and to guide and inspire further development.

Over the years she has also been involved in creating and developing customized programs for different situations and groups. She has developed and led yoga teaching training programs that include theory, techniques, training and mentoring as well as training programs for pregnant women, young people and various businesses. These programs have also included techniques for deep relaxation and stress management.

Characteristic of the more physically oriented yoga is that it is based on creating continuity in training and increased body awareness to build both physical and mental strength, flexibility and stability.

In recent years her expertise has been required internationally. This has entailed the responsibility for running various yoga studios for short and long periods in different countries, but especially in Spain. This requires be- ing sensitive to different cultural needs and act with authority in a leadership role.
Her training platform is broad and includes everything from her own studies of both theoretical and practical studies.
Lotta has been studying yoga since 1992. She has practiced Iyengar Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga.
She has regularly been to Mysore and studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, ashtanga yoga Founder and Principal of the Institute Sharath Rangaswamy.

Traditionally, teachers of yoga have developed their knowledge and skills through a combination of studies in philosophy, knowledge of the body and mentorship from more experienced teachers. Lotta has studied for Dena Kingsberg, David Swenson and John Scott, both internationally and in Sweden.
She has also studied Buddhism and meditation with the Stockholm Buddhist Vihara and the Stockholm Budd- hist Center and Vipassana according to S.N. Goenka.

Lottas more traditional training includes a massage therapist training in the Body Therapy School of Gran Ca- naria where she was certified by the Swedish branch of the massage therapist ́s council.
Since then she has completed further training programs in various massage techniques of Isabella dos San- tos, training director at Raison d’Etre and she also works periodically at the Raison d’Etres SPA at Grand Hotel in Stockholm.

Previous work experience includes teaching, nursery teacher, personal assistant. She has also worked as a seamstress and with costume and decor in the theater business.

Lotta is fluent in Swedish and English and master Spanish.

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