Hanne was introduced to yoga while studying dance in New York in the late 90s. She traveled to Mysore,South India in 2001 to study Ashtanga yoga with Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois and continued to study there annually.Jois granted her permission to teach in 2004 and she received Ashtanga Level 2 authorization in Sharath’s first teacher training 2009. She is also a certified Sivananda yoga teacher.

Later Hanne got into learning the art of handstands from professional circus performers out of whom her most important teacher is Yuval Ayalon.She also continues to study dance and ballet and anatomy in New York and Helsinki.

Hanne emphasizes the importance of balance and deepening the knowledge of the body's anatomical functioning and individuality as well as the importance of the mind/body connection while nurturing the presence of strenght and happiness.

She has taught a wide range of students at various levels including top athletes and seniors.She is grateful for all her inspirational teachers in the fields of yoga,anatomy,ballet and circus,especially Sri K Pattabhi Jois,Sharath and Saraswati,Eddie Stern,Julie Gudmestad,Jane Spackman and Yuval Ayalon.

“Body is the temple of the soul.”

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