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BE IN THE MOMENT

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Now is the season to know that everything you do is sacred. Love is the way.

ABOUT ME

I’m a nomadic Visual Artist, Yoga and Meditation Instructor from Northern Norway. Currently I share my time between Norway and Italy. I love life, honesty, being mother to my grown up daughter, Bambi, my work and the changing seasons, spending time with my loved ones, being alone, dancing in the rain, morning yoga, talking with strangers, floating in the sea, the smell of salty sun kissed skin, champagne on Tuesdays, walking barefoot in dew wet grass a summer morning and on dry icy snow, strong winds, wild sea, unknown forests, listening to birds singing in the morning while drinking coffee in bed, inspiring and meaningful conversations, new experiences, cooking dinner together, kissing, finding new ways of exploring life and the world, energy exchange, driving fast, contemplating on stillness, gazing into the horizon, the light of the full moon reflecting on the sea (Yakamoz), a fire and sparkling wide open generous eyes.

 

Certifications & Courses  - for info about my Art visit this site www.inaotzko.net
 

  • 50 Hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance) Teachers: Louise Windsor & Tobie Tomkinson / Ashyiana Yoga School, Goa, India / 2018

  • Detox Therapist TCM / Tunsberg Medical School, Tønsberg, Norway / 2016

  • Detox / Tunsberg Medical School, Tønsberg, Norway / 2015

  • Usui Reiki Master / Teacher (Aseema Gjestad, Stavanger, Norway) / 2014

  • Medicine Foundation Course / Grunnmedisin (Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology) / Tunsberg Medical School /HiNT nord-Trøndelag University College, Norway / 2012

  • 200 Hrs Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance) Teachers: Linda d'Antal, Tobie Tomkinson, Yamuna Devi & Chris Nelson / Ashyiana Yoga School, Goa, India / 2012

  • Usui Reiki I-III (Aseema Gjestad, Stavanger, Norway) / 2001

What I share

Learn to Listen to Your Body - Returning to Your Body

YIN YOGA

Yin Yoga is not restorative yoga. Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Postures seems to be passive and soft but a hidden gem of challenge arises due to the long duration of the poses and surrendering to the sensation it invites you to explore and rest within. Yin Yoga is an opportunity to create space to pause, reset and connect with oneself. Yin Yoga invites you to go deeper within yourself and your natural stillness, exploring the deepest space inside of you and your own source of peace, unconditional love and truth. Surrender.

The three principles of a Yin Practice:

  • Find your edge 

  • Stillness 

  • Time 

HATHA / SATAYANANDA

Hatha Yoga as it was conceived and practised, was not for health and fitness only, but for awakening the pranas, chakras and kundalini shakti. Hatha Yoga (ha="sun" tha="moon") attains the union of mind-body-spirit though a practice of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yoga breathing), mudra (body gestures) and shatkarma (internal cleansing). These body centered practices are used to purify the body and cultivate prana and activate kundalini, the subtle energies of the body.

The Satyananda approach incorporates the whole person, not just the body. There is an emphasis on awareness and one is encouraged to learn about all aspects of ones personality through Yoga. Change is a process that takes place naturally as a consequence of regular practice with full awareness, rather than by forcing the mind and body to the limit and beyond. Satyananda Yoga uses practices in a traditional way, asanas (postures) to balance the body and mind through the physical body, pranayama (breathing practices) to work on the energy body (equated with Ki or Chi in other systems), and meditation to calm and focus the mind. 

 

USHI REIKI - HEALING

Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power and Ki/Chi which is life force energy. 
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. 

I offer both treatments and initiations.

Reiki I  

 

Attunement and balancing of your energy. We will work with the energy centers; the chakras and the nadis. Your Reiki channel is awakend and prepared for energy exchange. You are initiated to the first Reiki symbol and can channel Reiki to yourself. 

 

Reiki II+III 

 

Attunement to Reiki symbols for sharing Reiki with others including distant healing. We will focus on being present and exploring the energy. We will work with the energy centers; the chakras and the nadis. You will learn the various hand positions and how to share Reiki, channeling energy, love and light. You will learn methods to cleanse, restore and protect your energy as well as others.

Reiki Master 

 

This level and attunement is mainly for youself and your personal development. You will be initiated to a powerful grounding symbol and increase your level of energy and understanding of exchange. This level prepares you for attaing the level of Reiki Teacher.

 
Reiki Teacher
 
This level prepares you how to mindful share Reiki, how to perform attunements and initiation of all levels. 
 
All Reiki courses includes a certification of achieved level.

PRANAYAMA

Pranayamas are yogic breathing exercises that have the ability to quickly increase our energy, release stress, improve our mental clarity, and improve our physical health. 

Prana refers to the universal life force and ayama means to regulate or lengthen. Prana is the vital energy needed by our physical and subtle layers, without which the body would perish. It is what keeps us alive.

 

Pranayama is the control of prana through the breath. These techniques rely on breathing through the nostrils. Practiced correctly, under the right supervision pranayama brings harmony between the body, mind and spirit, making one physically, mentally and spiritually strong.

  • Calms the mind, reducing worries and anxieties

  • Improves focus and attention

  • Increases energy, bringing enthusiasm and positivity

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Rejuvenates the body and mind

Personalised breathing lessons.

DETOX

There’s a lot of talk about detoxification. People are looking for an effective way to rebalance their bodies and release toxic substances that have built up within. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a unique perspective: Go with the flow of nature and use its unlimited power to achieve and maintain a healthy, balanced body.

 

TCM is one of the oldest, continuously practiced medicines in the world. It’s based on a profound observation of nature and a deep understanding of Qi, or energy. Modern physics has shown that when you break matter down, it is nothing but invisible energy. So first and foremost, TCM is a medicine of energy. Every one of its theories, principles and practices applies this knowledge of energy. TCM understands how energy moves and changes in the environment and within the body. It also knows how to get it moving once it becomes stuck, a cause of pain and illness.

Personalised diet and activity plan based on TCM and the five elements: FIRE, EARTH, METAL, WATER, WOOD. 

"I believe in truth and that what inspires & invites mindful energy exchange for exploring and refining ones potential, acknowledge ones existence and connection to all." 

Ina Otzko

CONTACT ME

Skype: ina.otzko

+4795862097

EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA

1. YAMA

Ahimsa: non-violence
Satya: truthfulness 
Asteya: non-stealing
Brahmacharya: continence (self control) 
Aparigraha: non-coveting (non-greed)

2. NIYAMA
Self-discipline, spiritual observances, meditation, contemplative walks.

Saucha: cleanliness / Samtosa: contentment / Tapas: heat; spiritual austerities / Svadhyaya: study of the sacred scriptures and of one's self / Isvara pranidhana: surrender to God

3. ASANAS
The postures practiced in yoga, comprise the third limb. In the yogic view, the body is a temple of spirit, the care of which is an important stage of our spiritual growth.

4. PRANAYAMA

Breath control

5. PRATYAHARA

Withdraw from senses; observe, detach.

6. DHARANA

Concentration

7. DHYANA

Meditation

8. SAMADHI

Experiencing bliss and being one with the Universe. Peace.