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.

1 Challenge

1 week
Ashtanga-vinyasa meditation

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

 

23 Classes

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.

45 min

Back in to the Future

Backbends feel challenging to many of us as they require us to move in the direction of the unknown, to where our gaze does not reach. Become comfortable with not knowing what’s around the corner, and safely ease into slightly deeper backbends by opening the front of the body. 

20 min

Ether

The element of ether carries sound and connects us to speaking our truth. A short practice for when you are feeling somehow unable to communicate, be that through speech, writing or other forms of expression. 


60 min

Spiritual Warrior

Have about an hour and you want a well-balanced practice with sun salutations, standing postures, balances, backbends, forward folds, hip openers and inversions? The Jivamukti Yoga Spiritual Warrior sequence is a complete practice for when you don’t have 90 minutes to spend on the mat because, well, life…

25 min

Fluidity

A short practice for when you feel your creative energy is stagnant, connecting you to the element of water and allowing you to connect to the current of inspiration that is always present beneath it all.

10 min

Ujjayi Pranayama

Remember walking into your first yoga class and wondering why everyone sounded like Darth Vader? Ujjayi, or “the victorious breath” serves many purposes in yoga asana practice, as well as being a powerful breathing practice of its own. In this short tutorial, learn the basic techniques for regulating your breath, allowing your time on the mat to develop into a moving mediation, with your breath reigning victorious over the chatter of the mind. 

30 min

En-light-enment

Too many thoughts and worries and too much information can make us feel heavy and cloud our minds. This is a short sequence devoted to the element of air to invigorate and en-lighten us.


25 min

Between the Head and the Heart

Ever feel tight around the shoulders, neck and jaw? Join the club of the 21st, gadget-centric century. When not released, tension in these areas can create pressure on nerves with numbness in the arms and headaches as a result. This class can be taken both as regular maintenance, and when you are feeling stiff from too much time in front of a screen.

20 min

Stoking the Inner Flame

We can often feel lethargic after we over-indulge, be that in food, sleep or technology. This is a short practice to connect with the element of fire, stoke the inner Agni and reclaim your energy for when you are feeling sluggish.