Sanga Yoga | Prenatal, postnatal & kids yoga teachers
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MEET THE SANGA YOGA TEAM

Theresa Harmanen | Co-founder and Yoga facilitator

Theresa Harmanen | Co-founder and Yoga facilitator

She has practiced yoga for almost 20 years but her interest in energetics, movement and the spiritual realm has been with her since a young age, influenced by her father who was active in bodywork and massage. She has a strong creative side and a deep love and respect for Mother Nature and often draws inspiration from that in her yoga. Besides studio classes and corporate classes, Theresa is also available for private sessions.

 

Her yoga approach

She considers her yoga mat her sacred island and every time she steps on the mat she arrives back home. Her teaching is soft and layered but powerful. Topics she often returns to are moon cycles and life transitions, the innate female strength and intuition, gratitude practices, and how to easily take yoga off the mat and into your life.

 

Education

  • certified yoga teacher (RYT 200 hours) in Samayoga – a holistic yoga form inspired by traditional hatha yoga with influences of Qigong, the chinese five elements, flow style postures, pranayama (breathing practice), mantra, ayurveda, Vedanta, and meditation
  • trained in Embodied style Yin/Yang Yoga (100 hrs continuing education CE)
  • Pre- and Postnatal yoga (50 hrs continuing education CE)

 

When not on the yoga mat, Theresa loves spending time in nature with her husband and 4-year-old daughter. She also loves traveling, resetting by and in the water, learning (the forever student!) and reading about yoga, health and creativity, as well as diving deep into her design projects.

Claudia Menger | Co-founder and Yoga facilitator

Claudia Menger | Co-founder and Yoga facilitator

Claudia found yoga in her early twenties, in Amsterdam, and although that first time on the mat felt so different from everything she had done before, she fell in love and kept coming back to that small studio facing the canals. A one-year world trip gave her the opportunity to practice with teachers around the world, and when she moved to Oslo she knew it was time to start sharing her love for yoga and the lessons she had learned along the way, by teaching classes.

 

Her yoga approach

Her teaching journey started with studio classes in hatha, yin and vinyasa yoga, as well as corporate yoga classes. Then came a long fertility journey, a difficult pregnancy and a traumatic birth experience, and a pregnancy loss, which all helped her find her path to helping women navigate the big and small transitions in life, all through yoga. Currently, Claudia teaches studio classes and privates.

 

Yoga gives her energy and stillness, and her mat is where she always comes home. Her personal practice follows the moon and her cycles, making every session on her mat different from the previous one.

 

Education

  • Traditional Hatha Yoga (200 hr)
  • Yin Yoga (50 hr)
  • Vinyasa Flow (50 hr)
  • Prenatal Yoga (90 hr)
  • Postnatal Yoga (70 hr)
  • Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra (25 hr)
  • Fertility Yoga (55 hr)

 

Claudia has also completed hundreds of hours of studies on the pelvic floor, trauma, perinatal mental health, and grief, as well as yoga nidra. She’s also a holistic health coach and Reiki practitioner.

Claudia loves exploring Norway with her husband + 3-year old son, eating raw cake, travelling, and reading, reading, reading.

Mette Harr Støre

Mette Harr Støre

Mette teaches prenatal and postnatal yoga at Sanga Yoga.

 

Mette is passionate about empowering women through embracing motherhood as the yoga practice itself. She is guiding yoga to support the different cycles of a woman’s life. Her transition into motherhood back in 2015 and the unexpected birth experience inspired her to deepen into the field of gentle childbirth and the business of being born.

 

She is trained by the faculty of Return to the Self in spiritual pre- and postnatal yoga and she is a Be Woman facilitator for a sacred global movement with a vision to empower you to know that you are the source of love, security and happiness. Mette is a lifelong student of Vedanta, Mantras & Chanting, Woman’s work and the forever unfolding life. She meets you where you are at the moment, with a vision that every body is unique.

Kristin Holdø

Kristin Holdø

Kristin teaches Postnatal Yoga and Kids Yoga at Sanga Yoga.

 

Kristin found yoga while living in Southeast Asia for an extended period, and feels grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from teachers of diverse backgrounds in different countries.

 

Her yoga approach

Yoga is her happy-place and safe-space. A place to reconnect and find space. It’s also been an incredibly valuable tool to support her through the different stages and big changes in life – especially during her pregnancies, births and after becoming a mother (of two).

 

Kristin’s classes are playful and empowering. She believes that as long as you can breathe, you can do yoga.

 

Education

  • certified teacher in Power Vinyasa Yoga (200 hours)
  • trained in Kids Yoga, Mother and Baby Yoga (30 hours)
  • currently doing a continuous education in Yoga for Seniors (50 hrs).

 

Read more about Kristin in this article about postnatal yoga and her personal yoga journey.

Ida Sigrid Engerud

Ida Sigrid Engerud

Ida teaches Kids Yoga at Sanga Yoga

 

Ida found yoga in her late teenage years and in her mid-twenties she chose to study it in depth through her first teacher training. She started to facilitate yoga classes in 2011 and has been dedicated to her practice and teaching ever since.

 

Her yoga approach

Yoga has been, and is, a huge and important part of Ida’s life. Among other things helping her to carve space towards a more healthy and harmonized self-view. Ida realized that she missed the knowledge that yoga provides growing up, and this is one of the reasons she also has been working with kids creating fun ways to learn about the breath, body, movement, and meditation.

 

Education

  • several teacher trainings in yoga since her first 200 hours in YogaWorks
  • over 1000 RYT
  • advanced training in Embodied Flow TM which is her main source of inspiration.

 

She has two yoga trainings specifically for teaching kids, Kidokids and Mediyoga for Kids.

Silje J Frotvedt

Silje J Frotvedt

Silje teaches prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga at Sanga Yoga

 

Silje was introduced to yoga in 2014, when she discovered a powerful and vigorous vinyasa yoga practice. Since then she has embraced a softer and more gentle practice, and loves how yoga can be adjusted to the current life situation and to the changes a woman goes through during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. ⁠

She is the mother of two sons, and found yoga as a valuable and helpful tool on her own journey to become a mother. In her classes you are encouraged to listen to your body and to use yoga as a tool on and off the mat.⁠


Silje is also trained as an Ayurvedic postpartum doula through Ayurvedic mamas.

Laura McMahon

Laura McMahon

Laura teaches prenatal yoga at Sanga Yoga

 

Laura is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and a Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. She’s a former studio owner, a mom to two girls, and she specializes in yoga for pregnancy, postpartum and far beyond.

 

Laura is passionate about sharing yoga in it’s many applications and is always honored to help people discover how yoga can help them and be applied to suit their needs and lifestyle.