The teachers

We have gathered a team of teachers that we love and are proud of. They come from various movement backgrounds and their stories are very different, but they all share the belief that movement can and should be moving.

All are experienced. All are beginners.
Get to know them below.

Jeppe Skovgaard

I began climbing buildings at night because I couldn’t sleep. It became parkour. I began yoga because parkour made me so strong that I could no longer breathe. I began acroyoga because I lacked a connection with other people and missed a community.

I started Rört because I believe that all kinds of movement have specific qualities, that they are all potentially moving and touching – and because I have a burning desire to create a community in Copenhagen across disciplines where we can meet as human beings and inspire, touch, and move each other.

Acroyoga moves me when I see students exploring new territory. When my trust becomes their self-confidence. When a new light shines in their eyes and freedom is apparent in their movements and minds.

Meet me at: Acroyoga, Yoga GROW, TrappetræningRoklubben (sub), Parkour (sub)

Morten Vinther

I have always been drawn towards fighting and powerful playing – as it is called in professional termsand the physical and mental qualities, the kind of activities that cultivate and develop us. I have moved in the traditional martial arts disciplines and traditional fighting over self-defense theory and -practice to modern grappling- and submission wrestling – and I believe that through fighting we are able to meet ourselves and others on a deeper and very fundamental level. That fighting can make us aware of our own abilities and limitations – and humble and respectful towards our fellow human beings and animals. It might sound illogical but I have experienced on my own body how rough fighting can put the ego in its proper place and allow space for more caring, compassion, and indulgence.

It moves me to give others a playful introduction to the complexities and chaos, aggression and physical preparation of fighting. I have been teaching fighting and physical conditioning for more than 15 years and it is still part of what brings me most joy to teach.

Meet me at: Kämp and Stärk (Strong, sub)

Nanna Wagner

My teaching style is characterised by a curiosity of body awareness, sensibility, and subtle movement. In a world where our energy and awareness is often directed outwards, I wish to bring the attention back to ourselves by exploring the body through simple movements. When we bring the energy back home to ourselves, we can recover, heal, and experience more clarity about what is important to us.

 

My wish is that through our practice we are reminded of our connection with each other – while at the same time strengthened as individuals in the differences we may have. In that sense yoga can support and nourish both the community and the life of the individual.

It moves me to teach when the wondrous silence arises and one settles into one’s inherent trust between body, mind, and thought.

Meet me at: Yoga FLOW and Roklubben (The Calm Club)

Rikke Libak

I have loved dance in all its manifestations my whole life. 18 years ago when I came across Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms, I felt instantly at  “home”. Here I could move freely, honestly, and vividly.

I have always been interested in promoting health and after having worked as project nurse on a stress clinic, I decided to educate myself to become a MBSR-coach (mindfulness). In this I quickly realised the value of bringing the qualities and attitudes of mindfulness onto the dancefloor – and assist others in doing the same.

Dance moves me because it grants us an opportunity to “be in ourselves” and with each other in an authentic, present, and aware manner. When we allow the dance to move “inside-out” we throw off some masks and we can experience to be met and perceived as who we are. It creates joy and makes us brave, free, and full of gratefulness – also outside the dancefloor. That moves me.

Meet me at: Dans (Dance)

Peter Hunter

Movement was my way out of addiction. As teenager I stoned myself with hash and found an identity in graffiti, theft, and trouble. Parkour offered my adventurousness a positive playground. Yoga and dance taught me to dare to show myself without perfection and to be more authentic.

And then I have been running all of my life. In the past, I ran from things. My parents. My emotions. The police. Shy and afraid of conflict I won the elementary school race every year. I’m done with all that now. Now I run and move to get closer to myself, to others, and to nature.

I get moved when I move without a need to escape from exactly where I am. And – especially – when I can share that movement with you.

Meet me at: Löb (Run) and Yoga GROW (sub)

Cipa Pape

I love to play around and improvise. To look at other peoples’ bodies and get inspired. To me yoga is a way of challenging and exploring the body and the mind. Through softness, strength, and breath. What is actually happening in the breaks? When the heart is beating and silence embraces you?

As a singer it has always been important to me that a yoga class is being carried by a voice full of intention and interest. Interest in what is happening right here and now. A voice that speaks to you and creates a universe where your practice can grow.

Yoga FLOW moves me when the calmness settles in the whole room. When the common flow creates a common breath, a common intention. It can be incredibly beautiful to watch everybody stay seated in silence after the class has ended, and no one is rushing onwards.

Meet me at: Yoga SLOW and Yoga Grow (sub)

Marcus Grandjean

I believe in the connection between movement and the mental state of humans. It is a link I personally discovered many years ago which has since become my passion and my vocation.

I want to expand the notion of the potential that we all possess and may find through movement. An understanding of the fact that we as humans can and need to be conscious of our being – and that a way to this is a focused attention on exactly that. Being.

The link between movement and our mental state of mind is something I primarily make evident through parkour and movement connected to the surroundings – but with many years of work, research, and practice my teaching praxis span wide.

Parkour moves me when I witness that parkour moves others.

Meet me at: Parkour og Stärk (sub)

Line Bangsbo

My passion is the bodily encounter with ourselves and others, and the curiosity towards how we bring freedom, intimacy, and creativity into this meeting. My exploration investigates how we accommodate ourselves and others when we meet, and how we invite intimacy into this meeting while feeling our own boundaries. That encounter is healing, and in it we create space to experience further aspects of what it means to be human.

I use many methods to work with this in my teaching: yoga, meditation, acroyoga, theatre, massage, and singing. My experience is that a joyful connection to the world begins with a joyful connection to ourselves and that is what I want to share in my teaching – where I put great emphasis on the safe space where it is fun and nice to explore.

I have been teaching since 2008 and have for the past six years held numerous courses, workshops, and retreat in acroyoga, yoga, meditation, and thaiyoga-massage. I live on Møn, teach in Copenhagen, and travel frequently.

Meet me at: Berört (Touch) and Sauna

Benjamin Buus

“What if there was a manual of the human body?” Many years ago I asked myself that question. And not a manual of tendons and joints but of how the body ought to be used.

From the age of 12 and almost 20 years on I suffered from knee problems and it limited me in many contexts. In 2012 I worked as User Experience Designer for a start-up in London where my intense boss plowed through his employees at incredible speed; I was the fifth to quit with stress symptoms in all of my body.

Parallel to that, I had practiced “Natural Movement” with two amazing teachers and through tree climbing, barefoot running, and parkour they helped me understand how my knees work. The practice and the community also provided me with a counterweight that kept me from burning out and breaking down with stress as my colleagues had done. Returning to Denmark I created Naturlig Træning (“Natural Movement Training”), and teaching, community, and movement had my full attention.

Play and creativity move me. Training can and must look in various ways and I love seeing my students forget the framework and get absorbed by the movement.

Meet me at: Stärk (Strong)

Åsa Kalyani Rudehill

Like many others, I have always sought a freedom. For years I found it in dancing but it slowly disappeared the more I educated myself, and dance became a performance. For me, yoga was closely related to dance but showed me more of an inner world where freedom was independent of performance.

 

It is definitely the meditative part of yoga that interests me and most easily grants me the experience of freedom – and kindles my burning wish to share it with others. Thus, meditation has come to fill more and more of my own practice and I wish and hope it is reflected in my way of teaching.

Meditation and yoga move me when I reach the experience of peace and freedom.

Meet me at: Roklubben (The Calm Club) and Yoga Flow

Andreas Lorentzen

I began my journey back in 2008 at Gerlev Sports Academy on the very first Street Camp for youngsters, where we did parkour for 4 days straight. Ever since then I have been hooked on jumping around and have now been training for 10 years.

My detour from parkour began when a good friend of mine lent me a book on Zen Buddhism in 2012, while I attended Gerlev as a student. That led me to the discovery of a meditation practice and the value of introspection that this has to offer. Ever since then I have experimented and tried different approaches to life health, movement, and personal development, delving deep into Taoist practices and trying out different modes of eating and living.

Meanwhile, studying to be a physiotherapist made me skeptical of worldly claims about the causality of things and this led me onto a golden middle ground, where rationality and skepticism have been my greatest weapons in acquiring knowledge about the world and especially in regards to movement.

I am currently involved with becoming a proper thai boxer, which in itself is a very humbling experience.

So, I have gone very deep into several rabbit holes and emerged ever more wondering about how the world works, with no clear answers and an aversion to absolutist and fanatic claims about how one best does one’s life. But I have been armed with several deeply transforming experiences during my journey that I would not have been left without.

Meet me at: Selvhjälp, Kämp (sub), Parkour (sub) og Stärk (sub).

Frederik Sissener

Six years ago my world had come to a halt. I couldn’t feel what was important anymore. 16 years of my life dedicated to playing someone else through acting. When I found yoga, I was a bird with broken wings who needed help to fly again. Continuity became my answer, moving my body and mind every day. Yoga provided me with a space for all those suppressed feelings and made me realize that they were signals, not punishments. Suddenly it was simply about being present, right here, right now.

Yoga teaches me new things all the time. I see a movement and have to try it out, learn it, and make it my own.

It moves me to see people be completely present in their own body.

Meet me at: Yoga FLOW and Yoga GROW (sub).

Naya Moll

After I graduated as a dancer and choreographer, my primary movement practices have actually been anything but dance. I have practiced yoga for many years and further explored new ways to experience bodily practices in natural movement training and playfighting – both because I am eternally curious and love to learn, but also because I had lost the desire to dance. Recently I completed the Living Yolates Teacher Training in which I found a way to separate dance as work and scenic art form, and dance as a feeling of joy and presence in the body. I value both aspects highly. It is still important for me to practice “the inner dance” and thus it makes me very happy to facilitate free dance in Rört where dance is experienced from inside and creates enjoyment and energy.

It moves me when the joy of dancing has nothing to do with your skills – when dance is a bodily state of mind, of joy and presence – and when people meet around their shared passion and create meaningful communities.

Meet me at: Dans