”Namaste” at Caroline’s

Caroline Edström is originally half Swedish and half French, but has lived in France for the past 25 years.  She is a devoted yoga teacher and has herself practiced the art form of Yoga for more than 20 years and now gives lessons herself. She focuses mainly on Pralaya yoga which ”applies an academic approach to evolving traditional yoga techniques with the aim of addressing health and wellness issues due the modern lifestyle”.

I myself started out as a total novis within the yoga world as I was about to begin my ”yoga life” a couple of years ago and was quite sceptic to what in my mind was the hazy world of Yoga. When Caroline asked me to join her class I pictured a room full of people chanting in weird outfits and doing breathing exercises. NOT my cup of tea, so to speak. But as the adventurous spirit that I am, (I did leave my home country to go to France!) I should give some yoga classes a chance, hazy or not, I thought!

And ”Oooomm” have I changed my mind!! (a bit of yoga humor). It was not at all what I pictured. Caroline’s classes are really intense and you work the body in a very smooth way but with a lot of strength at the same time. It is very physically exhausting and not at all just a breathing exercise as I had first thought. You really do strengthen both the body AND mind, when doing Pralaya yoga.

She gives classes for all levels, beginners as well as advanced, physically tough as well as the pure relaxation and meditation sessions. She adapts the classes to your needs and wishes and is a warm, thoughtful and intelligent teacher who really wants you to understand the art form of yoga and feel at peace both in the soul as well as in the body when you leave the class.

She gives the class in both french and english (or swedish!), so for all confused foreigners and expats out there, you can go and get a bit of that ”zen” feeling at Caroline’s Yoga!

”Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day”.

- Carol Krucoff