Linnea Ahlgren

Linnea was born in Uppsala, Sweden, but has since called many places in the world “home.” She is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher who first came to the method in 2010 through its focus on compassion for all beings as a means of liberation. Linnea has a Masters in International Relations but realized early on that the path to true peace must come from within, and today she tries to do her best in some small way to contribute to the collective awakening of the planet.

In Linnea’s classes, breath, movement, music, and awareness are joined together to facilitate a direct experience of the present moment, where we can let go of fear-based reactions, and feel connected to the ever-changing current of our lives. She is grateful to all of her teachers, known as unknown, on the mat and off, that has inspired the way she shares this practice. 

When she is not teaching, Linnea has been known to eat large quantities of pancakes, dreams of opening an animal shelter, speaks four languages fluently, and is truly a nerd/jedi at heart. 

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung 

Linnea Ahlgren

1 Program

3 weeks

Trust Your Foundation

In today’s society, there is a lot of talk about “finding balance,” as if it was some elusive, mystical state in a galaxy far far away, that we can only reach through much effort and experimenting. 


The truth is that balance is our naturally inherent state. If we could remove all the clutter, we have placed on top of the body’s natural wisdom, and become more adept at listening to what it tells us. We would know when something is throwing us out of that naturally present state of ease. Instead of burying that something under more distractions, we would simply let it go. 


Finding physical balance is about learning not to hold on, or grasp, for dear life, but rather trusting yourself enough to expand into the space around you. To live your life fully, with a sense of feeling grounded and rooted, yet infinitely light.

2 Challenges

1 week

Step Out Of Your Yoga Comfort Zone

This week one-week long yoga challenge is meant to be a tool to grow and transform and help you to step out of your "yoga" comfort zone. 
If you are not a yogi that are trying out new classes and teachers regularly, this might be challenging but at the same time super rewarding. 
In seven days you will try six teachers and five different styles of yoga.

“When was the last time you did something for the first time.” Anonymous

 

1 week

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20 Classes

15 min

Foot & Ankle Therapy

Our feet and lower extremities carry and support us throughout our day. Let’s devote some time returning the favor by strengthening, lengthening and caring for them in return.

10 min

Shoulder Study Break

Whenever we sit at the computer for an extended period of time, be that answering e-mails, planning classes, or writing essays for my studies, I begin to feel tight and constricted across my shoulders and upper back. Here, I share with you my favorite poses to immediately offset the negative effects of desk-time, for any time during the day when you need a bit more space.

15 min

Wrist and Neck Therapy

If your work involves typing away at a keyboard, even if you do not practice arm balances or handstands, it is important to take care of your wrists, so that tension from them and the lower arms do not travel up into the neck. An efficient warm-up moves us into gentle stretches, with some bonus work for the feet.

60 min

Side Body Goodness - Parighasana

Many of us suffer from a lack of energy, or even anxiety, in our day to day lives due to an inability to take full breaths.

Sidebends help create space for and widen the diaphragm, that beautiful dome-shaped muscle that moves like a jellyfish underwater when you breathe, and allow the sternum to lift, supporting your experience of freedom in the breath. Plus, they feel really good. 

30 min

4 Essential Poses For Sleep

Mind running around like a hamster in a wheel, on repeat but with no substantial outcome? Or perhaps it has just been a really long day and you need to hug a bolster and chill? Whatever the reason, welcome to your asana bedtime story. 

30 min

Release Tension From the Hips - Mellow Edition

Does what it says. A sequence for when you are not feeling like a vigorous class that creates tons of heat, but you still want to unravel tension that has accumulated throughout the day in the area around the hips.


20 min

Quickie Calves

We tend to think of the upper back and neck as the place where we most often store tension in our bodies. However, stress also accumulates in our lower extremities, and when the calves tense up, they pull on everything else in the back body. A little goes a long way, so take a few minutes to give that often overlooked area some TLC.

60 min

Support Your Immune System

For when you are feeling the onset of a cold, in times of seasonal change, or better yet — as true ‘health’ care, before you even begin to feel sluggish. Begin by slowing down with mellow hip openers, and then gradually turn yourself upside down with grounding inversions, no jumps involved.

35 min

Sitting With Ease

To sit cross-legged on the floor is known as sukhasana, often translated as “easy pose”. But if we have been sitting in chairs, and not on floors, for the most past of our lives, it can be anything but comfortable. Move through a moderately paced sequence designed to release tension from your hips and spine, and to help you sit with a little more ease. 
10 min

Nadi Shodana breath

Alternate nostril breathing, or nadi shodana, is an effective way to even out the flow of energy in the body and between the two halves of the brain, bringing clarity, balance and a sense of wholeness back when we are feeling fragmented.

35 min

Hanumanasana

A class for those who, like me, do not find splits the most natural thing in the world. Open your hamstrings and your hips to ease towards wherever your edge may be at the moment, embodying the courageous leap of faith across the ocean, by the monkey god who gave the posture its name.

15 min

Shifting your Frame of Mind

Practice grounding inversions to retain a sense of lightness and clarity throughout the challenges of your day, whatever they may be.