*** If you are looking for more info about Victoria and her availability visit her personal webpage HERE! ***

Meet our very own Norwegian yogi and manager at Riverside studio!

For years before I came to South Africa I tried to practice yoga in my childhood room surrounded by my favourite artists at the time (David Bowie, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix…). This went so-so but I did for quite a while have a very dedicated practice mostly involving Sun Salutations and a few warriors all inspired by the music I was listening to! I knew very little about yoga history, philosophy or famous yogis at the time and frankly didn’t really have much interest for it but somehow I stuck to this practice and it became a huge part of me as I evolved and moved away from home. No matter where I was going always seeking out somewhere to do yoga or to find the “right teacher” that could finally make me understand why I was so set on continuing with this thing called yoga.

And so I did – after just under a year in Stellenbosch as a student I found Nicci’s little backyard studio (Yoga with Nicci) and I immediately felt like this is it! After a few years of daily practice in this space I decided (with much encouragement from my teacher!) – That it was time to take the next step and do my first Yoga Teacher Training (YTT). May 2014 (after something like 10-11 years of practicing) I finished my first YTT in vinyasa and power yoga at Yogalife in Cape Town. Since then I have been working as a freelance yoga teacher (Northern Lights Yoga) in Stellenbosch offering private classes but also working at Yoga with Nicci (now Riverside Studio), as well as the Hot Yoga studio in town where I have been offering all levels Vinyasa, heated vinyasa, power yoga and yin yoga. The last 5 months I have started to integrate prenatal yoga into my teaching, which has turned out to become a very special part of my journey and I am happy to say that (with lots of encouragement from Nicci!) - 2016 is the year where prenatal yoga classes will be part of my portfolio.

“For me yoga is not about a particular body shape or to be able to get into all kinds of weird poses. Of course this is individual and some of us would love to learn as many of these advanced poses as possible. But my aim in sharing my practice is to show people that yoga is truly for anyBODY and everyone and it can be as down to earth as you would like it to be. For me yoga is about moving your body. It’s about being curious about you. To be open for who you are and to see the beauty in what you have to offer yourself and others. It’s not about getting every pose perfect or always moving gracefully and without fault but to learn from the journey. To discover new territory for every time you go to your mat (maybe even without your mat). It’s about daring to be you and to be happy about it. I believe with all my heart that yoga is for anyBODY. There is no recipe for a yogi you just need to dare take the first step. And after almost 12 years of practicing yoga in some or other form I have truly seen the transformation it has had in my own, and other people lives and it is nothing but positive!”

Victoria offers private classes on request (groups or one on one) as well as corporate yoga and prenatal / pregnancy yoga.


Address: 16 Die Laan, Stellenbosch, 7600
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Phone: Victoria 0729536299 or Nicci 0785638152

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