ABOUT US



Virginia Schermer
I was born in Germany and have lived in Sweden for a long time with my family.
I have practised yoga för more than 17 years and been teaching for about 9. I have now been working fulltime in my own yoga center for a bit longer than 6 years.

A little more about me

In 1994 I became a registrered nurse and worked mostly with patients in palliative care. After 11years in that occupation I decided to put my time into yoga instead.
I am now working with yoga fulltime and have a yoga center in Gnesta and I also give workshops and clinics around Sweden.
 

Trained yoga with Guruji Pattabhi Jois son Manju among others
During a journey to India in 1995 I started practising traditionell Ashtanga Yoga as it was taught by Guruji Pattabhi Jois. The three following India travels I - apart from doing yoga - started the Phowameditation that is taught every year for two very intensive weeks. As I could not continue with this meditation I continued yoga asana (yoga positions) and other meditation routines.
 

Stubborn - trained very hard - had pain - found another way
Very stubbornly I trained hard for 8 years and hurt myself so I had pain 24 hours a day.
Luckily I met Therese Fridh and learnt to know a different way of doing the asanas. She had learnt this by the very well known yoga teacher Ron Reid, for whom I also now train as often as possible. When I cannot train with him I regurarly have education, at least every year, for other teachers that follow along the same ideas.
Among others I have also trained with Manju Jois, son of Pattabhi Jois.

On the yoga mat daily for many years
After another 7years of concentrated practising and daily exploring on the yoga mat, as well as meditation and studying of the yoga philosophy and buddhism, I want to share what I have learnt with others. 
In order to - in depth - understand myself in relation with yoga and it´s philosophy and my experiences during meditation, I regurarly see a psychotherpist that - since over 30 years - work with spiritual and essential questions/crises.

Philosophy - meditation - development - enlightenment
Without philosophy and meditation yoga becomes - for the body really good - gymnastics,
but with enhanced understanding of the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga, we can develop as humans and find new patterns and - hopefully - for a bit more enlighted existence.