Testimonials & Reflections
"My mind and body are better because of Dorthe and her yoga classes. She listens to what I say my body needs, but she sees what my mind needs too! I can tell a difference in my body when I haven't been to class in a while. She keeps the class interesting, positive, and emotionally fulfilling. I have been going to yoga for years, mainly because she is the one teaching the class. I seek her out in other settings too because I know how great she is as a teacher and a person. Teachers make the class, no matter the subject. With Dorthe, I know I am getting someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about yoga and how it can help benefit me."
"Dorthe’s yoga classes are amazing. I took a private yoga class with her for over 3 years, which was well though- out, easy to follow, and restorative. Dorthe is a wonderful professional, kind and caring instructor; I felt very comfortable as a beginner in her care. Her studio was a calm and relaxing environment, and her classes helped tremendously with my flexibility, balance, and anxiety. I highly recommend her and cannot say enough good things about her. She is wonderful!"
"Dorthe is a wonderful teacher. Over the years, I have learned through Dorthe’s yoga practice to listen to my body, develop patience for myself, and honor how I feel in the moment. I have evolved to not only be strong, but also soft and kind to myself. I have learned to acknowledge that being soft and kind to yourself is a strength and part of being strong physically and mentally. I no longer have back or hip pain and have been able to continue my passion for running, biking, and Orange Theory because I make sure to add Dorthe’s practice into my week. She is a blessing, a healer, a friend, and a leader in fitness.
"I have been following Dorthe for a countless years. I love to go to her class because she is such a fantastic instructor—her flexibility, experience, and knowledge of yoga attract me to follow her. She makes me more positive about the ability of my body and helps me to strengthen my weakness. As a result, I am more energetic after each class and become a new person. I’m very lucky and blessed to have her as my instructor— one who is filled with passion and love for yoga."
I started listening to what I really needed and I started praying.
I began to listen to and trust my heart, rather than my mind.
I began to realise that it was through my heart that I could connect to the universal being and not through my mind.
Prayer became a way to send out what arose in my heart, which I took as messages and guidance from beyond. I began to make peace with myself, by practicing loving kindness towards myself and those around me. Praying for them to find peace, be happy, safe, healthy and live joyously.
Prayer became an essential part of my practice, not only in the sense of asking for what you need, but more of a practice filled with gratitude.
Every night I would say thank you for all the people and opportunities to practice kindness that had presented themselves that day. When I really needed for something to shift, I would pray for a shift to happen or for me to have the strength to endure and learn from the suffering.
Slowly, but surely, things started to shift.
Things that were more in alignment with my heart began to come to me, because energetically I would be open to them.
What I had thought to be selfish behaviour in the past, such as pursuing the things that made my heart content, the things that would make me feel peace, were in fact not selfish, rather they were essential to my being.
Being true to myself meant decreasing suffering within myself and thereby within others as well.
What is this journey to self?
What am I and why am I here to journey through this life?
How do I find the confidence and strength to follow my path?
How do I connect to my purpose and my potential?
How do I stay peaceful when everything around me is in flux?
How do I unite strength with peacefulness?
How do I soften the warrior?
I came to the path of yoga with all these questions and I keep coming back, because only on the mat and only by turning the gaze inwards do I find the answers!
It all starts with me and it all ends with me. Everything is an extension of me and the stories of my mind.
What stories do I tell myself about me and my world?
Am I allowing space to expand or am I contracting?
Do I allow myself to soften or do I hold on to the sharp edges?
an I meet myself where I am with love and acceptance?
Can I make space in my mind and body to soften where I am hardening?
Can I give myself the kindness, love and understanding that I would offer to another human being?
Can I start over right now in this moment, this moment that is the only moment that will ever be?