Kristian discovered yoga when his girlfriend convinced him to try a class, and before he knew it found himself doing multiple classes a week. As his love of the practice deepened, the idea of teaching, which started off as a joke, became a serious one, and so in 2015 he completed his 200hr Spiralling Crow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at YogaVenue with Alessandro and Caroline.
As a teacher, Kristian strives to make each class rewarding both for body and mind. He believes the qualities we can cultivate on our mats, like compassion, courage, playfulness and mindfulness, are ones we can bring with us off the mat, and this goal guides his teaching. Above all, he aims to make his classes joyful.
Kristian teaches Vinyasa Yoga.
Kristian Strommen instructs the following:
Vinyasa Yoga is a physically and mentally stimulating practice for all levels of experience. The focus is on our balance, breathing and connection to the earth — providing a way of moving through the asanas (postures) as well as exploring how our Yoga practice is related to our everyday life. Alignment is emphasized as a way of moving safely and deepening the practice. Expect sun salutations, chaturanga (alternative options given as well), and some inversions. In addition to the physical practice, breathing techniques (pranayama) encourage concentration and cleansing, chanting may be used to focus the mind, and Yogic scripture may be discussed from time to time. Music and hands-on assists are integral to the class.
Vinyasa classes range between 60 to 120 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.
Vinyasa Yoga (75mins)
Vinyasa Yoga is a style of Yoga where each of the postures (Asanas) is joined together by a specific intelligent movement (Vinyasa). Throughout class, each posture flows into the next and the transition between Asanas is just as important as the postures themselves. This class is done with music. The teacher will offer alternative gentler modifications for those who need it.
This class is perfect if you are new to Yoga or returning after a break as well as if you have a regular practice.