Karina Eline Kibsgaard has taught yoga since 2008 and teaches at several yoga studios in Oslo. Her background is mainly in dance, Asthanga Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga. She was introduced to yoga through her studies at the Norwegian College of Dance, 2003 - 2006. Today she's a 800-hour Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher.
Karina's first encounter with Jivamukti Yoga was in the summer of 2010, when she traveled to New York for dance, inspiration and the 'big city experience'. In June of 2012 she found herself in Costa Rica, in the 'paradise' of Blue Spirit for her 300+ Jivamukti Yoga teacher training. In 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 beloved teachers David Life, Sharon Gannon, Yogeswari Azahar, Cassandra Rigney and Jules Febre. She also completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with R. Alexander Medin, based on Ashtanga Yoga and yoga-philosophy.
Karina has extensive teaching experience in dance, fitness, and personal training, as well as over 10 years teaching yoga. In addition to offer regular classes in Oslo she also travels and leads workshops and immersions. She has taught at the Norwegian Yoga Festival, Oslo Yoga Festival, Movement Arts Festival Oslo, Praque Spirit Festival, Yoga Weekend 2016 and had short engagements and workshops for children in elementary schools. Karina also taught at the Norwegian College of Sports Science and the project Back in the Ring, offering yoga to patients with substance abuse issues.
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 contains 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 aspects of life.
ON and OFF the mat.