After a health problem from sitting too much in front of the computer, Erik Fossvold started to learn more about Yoga and the importance of taking care of his health, both mentally and physically.
Today Erik teaches yoga once a week in a small town in Norway and works as a computer programmer for the rest of the period.
Doing yoga has absolutely changed his life, which is why he continues doing yoga and wants to teach it to others as well.
Let’s go chat with him!
[2:09] – What Erik does for a living
[2:32] – How Erik teaches yoga
[06:20] – The way Erik’s sessions are set up
[10:16] – What Erik loves about being a yoga teacher
[11:26] – Different benefits Erik has experienced after practicing yoga
[15:15] – Why Erik don’t teach yoga as a full-time job
[17:43] – How Erik got interested in yoga
[19:26] – Traveling to Sweden for a 10-day course in yoga & what it was like
[23:07] – The conversation in Erik’s head
[26:45] – When Erik decide to enroll in the yoga school
[29:39] – Three recommended books
[32:30] – Recommended resources
[35:26] – What the future of yoga teachers look like
[37:39] – Erik’s advice to someone who is choosing a career path
Books mentioned in the interview
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Four Agreements by Miguel Ángel Ruiz
Links and other useful resources
Have some questions about yoga? Check out this beginner’s guide to yoga
Yogajournal, a website filled with articles on topics related to yoga
See YogaBasics‘ article, to read about the history of yoga
YogaKilden, the website of the yoga institution at which Erik works
Wondering what yoga is? Check out this video to get a better understanding of it.
Want to try out yoga for yourself? See this 20 minute-home-yoga workout for complete beginners
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