Yogiraj Ulrica Norberg is an inquirer and thinker and has throughout her life been creative and contemplative, always with the intention of findings ways to evolve in body, mind and spirit. She found meditation and yoga in her early teens when she was living and studying in the US. Her journey started with Zen Buddist studies, followed by two decades of exploring and deeply studying various styles of classical and modern aspects on yoga and meditation in Asia, India and the US. With a mind intrigued by how things function and affect energy, she has spent many years studying physiology, anatomy, philosophy, psychology and bioenergy. Now settled in the ISHTA yoga lineage she is one of their yogamasters and lead trainees in their teacher training programs as well as a master teacher in various specialty trainings. She has brought YinYoga into ISHTA and together with Alan Finger created the ISHTA Yinyoga specialty program.
This Sweden native, holds a Masters degree from Stockholm University in Journalism and film, is a trained journalist and dramatist and shares her teaching with work as a creative consultant, teaching creativity and innovation workshops. She has written more than a dozen books on health, yoga and meditation and is currently writing a book on the Breath as well as working on a documentary project. Ulrica has played an important role in yoga’s growth in Europe from the 90´s and she’s trained over 600 yoga teachers around the world.
Ulrica has a strong faiblesse for travelling and sincere fascination for culture and diversity which had her living abroad for many years before she settled back in Stockholm, which is her base and from where she travels to teach workshops, retreats and trainings all over the world. Her vast experience from life, knowledge and from having gone against and along the grid, shines through in her accepting teaching style and many feels at home in her classes. She is known for her deep knowledge, self-distance, inspirational spotting, pedagogic teaching and warm approach.
YIN YOGA INTENSIVE TRAINING
GOING YINSIDE: HOW TO DISSOLVE TENSION WITH THE ART OF YIN YOGA
Sunday 10th November | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Welcome to a soulful journey on the mat. This is a class where we will move meditatively and intentionally through the landscape of our bodies in order to connect to whatever moves us in life; that inner power or spirit. We ride on the breath, move with intention and let the moment set us off to explore yoga in the body, rather than the mind. You will deepen your practice through shredding tension pose by pose, breath by breath. Yin Yoga is about targeting the fascia, connective tissue by staying in poses longer and with a softer intention. Come and help your body and mind to let go of stress and tension. Be the searcher. A searcher for sensation. A searcher for being. No limits. No should, no woulds.
WHAT IS YIN?
Sunday 10th November | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Yin Yoga explained through yoga philosophy and theory.
YIN YOGA CLASS: POSES LAB ONE
Monday 11th November | 11:00am – 6:00pm
This class will discuss Yin Yoga in the subtle body versus Yin Yoga and the physical body. The anatomical focus will be on the fascia and the connective tissue.
YIN YOGA CLASS: POSES LAB TWO
Tuesday 12th November | 10:45am – 5:45pm
This class will discuss Yin Yoga and its connection to the breath, as well as the power of Yin and Meditation.
YIN YOGA AND AYURVEDA
Wednesday 13th November | 11:00am – 4:00pm
YINYASA – FROM BRITTLE TO SOLID
Wednesday 13th November | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
This Yin Yoga class will aim to move through the body with gentle and soft strokes, sensing our way through the body, pausing in poses where we can melt through layers of stress, agitation and bundled up tension. We move through various sequences from both slow, to flow vinyasa and ISHTA Yin Yoga with the intention of calming the mind, balancing the nervous system and letting the unconscious expand fully. This class involves ebbs out with seated pranayama and a guided meditation to finish.
MASTERCLASS – A QUEST OF INQUIRY
Thursday 14th November | 9:15am – 11:15am
This is a class where we focus on the breath in movement and in pause, in effort and in ease in order to better invest our efforts in giving back to the body. We can then arrive with a body that is content and free and a mind that is calm. The class will start with a gentle flow which leads into a serious of Yin Yoga sequences in order to prepare the body and mind for Pranayama, breath work. This class will help you to ground yourself through a practice that is nurturing, opening, honest and real.
YIN YOGA AND THE CHAKRAS
Thursday 14th November | 12:30pm – 4:30pm
A guide to sequencing Yin Yoga and the Chakras.
Thursday 14th November | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
UNWIND AND REWIND: MEDITATE TO ELEVATE
Friday 15th November | 10:45am – 12:45pm
In this unique class design, Ulrica will safely and with wisdom and gentleness, guide you step by step towards meditation using slow flow vinyasa sequences, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Restorative Yoga in order to set you to eventually land in the best seat in the house; in YOU.
HOW TO TEACH YIN YOGA
Friday 15th November | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
A complete and comprehensive guide to teaching and sequencing Yin Yoga.
Saturday 16th November | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Yin Yoga and meridians.