MS Psychology & Yoga, E-RYT 500, 25+ years of experience
A published author, founder of Zenit yoga centre, Norway
Kirsten L. Pedersen
Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist, Yoga teacher RYT500
Philosopher, Cognitive therapist, Mindfulness published author
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Viggo lived as a Buddhist monk for four years (1994-1998). After this, he majored in philosophy at the University of Oslo (completed 2004) and three years of further education in cognitive therapy, at Sct. Hans Hospital in Roskilde, Denmark (completed 2009). In 2013 he came out with the book Inner Silence, and in 2015 with Silent Witness, both are published at Arneberg Forlag.
Viggo is researching the relationship between body-mind and as a result, he has based his work on integrating the Eastern wisdom traditions with the latest innovations in brain research and cognitive psychology. He has held courses in mindfulness and mental training across Europe since 2006, and is a sought after lecturer in Scandinavia and Europe.
Kirsten Louise Pedersen
Kirsten is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist and yoga teacher (RYT500).
Originally from Denmark, she spent 15 years in New Zealand, where she obtained a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science in Western Acupuncture.
Kirsten has worked in clinical physiotherapy for over 10 years and teaches yoga both in the studio setting, as well as in the physical rehabilitation setting. She is currently living in Copenhagen and is also an active writer and health & wellbeing blogger.
Kirsten employs a holistic approach to health and believes that the world of science and ‘alternative’ practice are merely two sides of the same story. She desires to use her experience to deliver teachings that, whenever possible, present both the scientific side as well as the holistic side, for a balanced view.
Is a dedicated yogini, with over 25 years` experience in yoga. Her background is in various yoga styles and traditions (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Integral, Sivananda and Therapeutic yoga, Tibetan Lu Jong Yoga), which she has studied in India, USA, and Europe with great teachers including Swami Satchidananda, Swami Ramananda, K.Pattabhi Jois and his family, Tulku Lopsang Rimpoche and many others. Lea is also deeply inspired by Buddhist Vipassana meditation and is an advocate of the vegan culture. Her work and writings have inspired and motivated hundreds of people to change their lifestyle habits, and improve their health. Lea is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance) and the founder of a Scandinavian yoga centre Zenit Yoga (25 years this year), a place to go for Yoga education in Scandinavia, which created also this international TTC 300 program. Lea is also an associate at the Institute for the Health in Split, Croatia; besides yoga, she is currently working on PhD in psychology at NTNU, Norwegian University where she is teaching psychology.