Offering English-speaking yoga classes, Reykjavík Yoga is a unique, warm space for everyone to cultivate their spiritual practice. Our classes are a well balanced mix of meditation and creative, nourishing Yoga flow. All designed to help you connect with your body and stay present. Everyone will be warmly received!
Love and light
yoga is an invitation to explore
yoga is an invitation to explore
The classes take you into the awareness of your body through a deep, nourishing and creative flow, linking movement with breath, weaving in meditation and ending with a sweet relaxation. They are less about perfecting postures and more about feeling grounded, centered and strong.
Our wish is that you will step off the mat having nurtured your spirit, feeling amazing and physically and mentally fulfilled.
You will find Reykjavík Yoga at Frakkastígur 16, in the colourful house above the bakery.
Ps. We have plenty of mats (with soul) available for you to borrow.
No Booking needed.
Single class: 2.000 ISK (cash only)
10 class card: 15.000 ISK (cash or transfer)
3 months (unlimited): 28.000 ISK (cash or transfer)
Gift card: 3 classes: 4.500 ISK/5 classes: 7.500 ISK
"love is the answer to everything"
"love is the answer to everything"
BJARNEY HINRIKSDÓTTIR (BADDÝ)
I teach yoga because I am passionate about spiritual growth and well-being and truly believe in the transformational power of yoga and meditation. I wish for everyone to find joy in their yoga practice and learn to listen to their own bodies. Yoga is for me a practice of awareness and a path to a more wholehearted life.
I've practiced yoga since 2008, Ashtanga-Vinyasa being the practice where I took my first down dogs. Since then I've attended several yoga workshops in various styles and studied with different teachers, and I am especially grateful for Julie Martin and my teacher Cat Kabira who both inspire me immensely in my teaching.
My urge to start sharing the wonders of yoga brought me to Ubud, Bali, where I finished a life-changing 240 hours foundation teacher training with Cat Kabira – Yoga and Energetics. Few months later I found myself back with Cat in Ubud, in my 160 hours Advanced TT. Both trainings recognized by the Yoga Alliance.
Currently, in 2018, I am participating in a 300 hour, advanced intensive yoga teacher training with Julie Martin (Brahmani Yoga).
I do my best to share what I've learned but I believe happiness is an inside job and although our inner world is sometimes a scary workplace, we need to keep showing up there. The exploration of our inner space is possible through yoga and meditation and I want to help people deepen the connection with themselves and that joy (love/light) we all carry with us.
I certainly didn't know yoga would change my life when I took my first class in 2012 in Cork, Ireland. I also didn't know how lucky I was to take my first class with the teachers of Himalaya yoga valley centre and I sure could not know that two years later I'd be on my way to India to complete an intensive 200 hrs TTC with Lalit Kumar and the rest of the team at Himalaya yoga valley centre. I've taken the role of a student since that very first class back in 2012 as I quickly realized that yoga wasn't just about the physical benefits but my love for yoga deepened so immensely during the TTC that it was only after I graduated as a teacher when I made a commitment to myself to always be a student first and then teacher because I believe that teaching = sharing.
I've been sharing my love for yoga ever since. I haven't stopped learning ever since. I prefer an experiental form of learning so I decided to take up a 10 day Vipassana meditation practice in Pushkar, India to understand deeper how the mind and meditation work and then went on exploring Reiki and energy work with Dr. Yogi Vijay Rayal. I've done couple of workshops regarding breath work, the recent one being with Dan Brule which I found highly inspiring and I can't wait to learn more. As a practicing reflexologist I am naturally passionate about bodies, anatomy, structure and alignmet. I've been lucky to have studied Ashtanga yoga with Iyengar alignments and andjustments since that is Lalit's lineage and I keep exploring this area. In February 2017 I went back to Goa, India to do a 100 hrs Structural awareness technique Immersion with my teachers Adam Divine and Viriam Kaur followed with a Chakra healing course with Viriam later on in Cork, Ireland.
I previously taught at a retreat centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia and I am very proud to have been part of an amazing project Banteay Srey in Kampot, Cambodia where I taught yoga, Reflexology and anatomy.
Another journey in 2015 led me to a Himalayan village in Nepalwhere I got to teach yoga both to teachers and students of primary and secondary school. I must say that those students were one of my best teachers, I learned so much from them and they motivated me to do a Vinyasa yoga for youth Teacher Training with Ryan Leier and Lauren Scruton at Yoga Shala, Reykjavik last summer.
I honor what I've learnt on my yoga journey and I try to share it with all my heart and passion. I truly believe anyone can practice yoga regardless of age, shape, strength, flexibility… I believe there are modifications for every pose and therefore every pose is accessible for every body. I also believe that we have all the tools we need inside of us and yoga helps us to see the inner teacher within every one of us and my role is to create a safe environment where everyone can learn how to use the tools at their own pace, without judgment and criticism.
I have been traveling around the planet for over a decade and it's only here in Iceland where I felt like staying put for a while and being part of this amazing yoga community in Reykjavik. Since I've been traveling myself for so many years I am so happy to experience the meeting of Reykjavik yogis with visiting travelers on the mat, practicing yoga together. I cherish those moments very much.
I hope your yoga journey will take you to Reykjavik Yoga at some stage so we can practice together.
My adventure with yoga started when I took my first yoga class by mistake as I thought I was going to a Pilates class. Even though I was reluctant at first, I kept coming to practices, there was something that really charmed me from that very first moment! As a result I have never stopped practicing for 7 years. During this time, due to my nomadic lifestyle, I've had a chance to try different types of yoga, different teachers and have made the yoga practice an integral part of my life.
For the last couple of years I have been practicing Jivamukti style, which is a perfect marriage of traditional and modern aspects of yoga. This style is one that inspires me the most as a teacher, bringing together a logical and almost scientific understanding of yoga and at the same time not losing it's mindfulness.
In January 2017 I went to India where I studied yoga to make my dream come true and obtain a certificate of a yoga teacher recognized internationally by Yoga Alliance (200RYS)
My experience in India has given me a chance to learn more about the traditional side of yoga and its philosophy which I try to bring to my classes, at the same time aiming to adjust it to a western practitioner's needs.
Above all I put wellbeing of my students first, following the motto: first, do no harm. In yoga philosophy this applies to Ahimsa - non violence, which I try always to apply for my practice and my life.
My yoga journey began as a child as my grand-aunt, who was a yoga and tai-chi instructor, taught me and my sisters pranayama and movement.
In 2002, as I was searching for peace and tranquility in my life, I found yoga and meditation again. In 2016 I completed a 270 hour intensive yoga teacher training with Ásta Arnardóttir at Yogavin and this year, 2018, I began a 300 hour advanced, intensive yoga teacher training with Julie Martin (Brahmani Yoga).
I work as a psychologist and family therapist, specialised in trauma-focused therapy, with children and adolescents who have suffered trauma.
I practise yoga and meditation as a way to find serenity in my life being witness to so much unkindness in this world. I teach my patients meditation and breathing as skills to become grounded and find peace.
My focus as a yoga instructor is to give participants the opportunity for introspection though movement, breathing and meditation. I hope that the classes can help participants increase awareness and strengthen the mind-body link.