Co Founder and rawfood
Kirstin Arnesen is recognised as a leader in the wholistic movement of inner and outer beauty in Norway. A certified Health Educator from Hippocrates USA and owner of the leading beauty salon INCH in Norway, she´s been hosting Brian Clement from Hippocrates USA and several international yoga teachers in Oslo over the last 15 years. Kirstin is passionate in living and teaching a fully integrated approach to overall health, well being and beauty on all levels. As she says to her clients and friends; “Beauty starts on the inside. We help to show you how to begin with your diet and lifestyle as we guide you to outer fitness and wellbeing”. As part owner of Hippocrates in Norway, Kirstin has been working closely with Dr. Christian Daling and his team to bring awareness of the Hippocrates vision of plant based raw food diets to those who are searching for a true and responsible way to align themselves with inner and outer health.
Co Founder and yoga
Simon Low BWY, SYT, Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500), is one of the UK’s most experienced and renowned yoga teachers, and a founder of Triyoga, the UK’s leading yoga studios. Simon is now Principal of The Yoga Academy offering retreats, teacher training, and continuing education to yoga teachers and students internationally.
After a career in the music industry based out of London, New York and Los Angeles, Simon undertook training as yoga teacher and therapist over 27 years ago in Los Angeles, California. Simon’s studies in many forms of yoga, are augmented by training in macrobiotics, bodywork, Chi Kung, Chinese and eastern medicines, psychology, neuroscience and philosophy. Over the years, Simon has developed a unique and personal teaching style, offering a harmonious combination of Yin and Yang Yoga; not as a set system but as teachings that can inform and enrich all approaches to yoga.
Yin and Yang Yoga offers fresh vitality and balance to yoga practice, kindness and respect to the human form, transformative breathing practices, enhanced concentration and awareness, internal enquiry, and for the mind - the space for peace and tranquillity.
In 2007, Simon released his now very popular DVD "Yin and Yang Yoga" and in 2015 a Yin Yoga App for iPhone (available at the iPhone App Store only).
BOO MARIA BOAFO
Originally from London, Boo has a long business history in New York, London, and Accra.
Boo now lives a holistically inspired, plant-based lifestyle alongside a lifelong yoga practice. She is certified as a Thai Bodywork practitioner, Bhakti YT, as well as implementing training's delete the ‘ in training's so it is just trainings with children's yoga, and trauma-informed practice.
Having switched to a plant-based lifestyle in 2003, Boo saw the benefits immediately and immersed herself in the art of raw food preparation, creating delicious meals. Through support groups and private consultation, she currently assists in helping others find balance through healthy nutrition, movement, and conscious thinking.
'Boo is innovative in the dishes she develops and prepares and she takes pride in producing food that will be enjoyable, tasty and nutritious, even for her traditional “cooked” diet clients and friends.'
David specialises and teaches movement through bodyweight calisthenics, hand balancing, yoga asana and functional movement through the use of – clubbells, kettlebells, macebells, suspension training, parallettes and primal movement patterns. As a keen martial artist he has also studied Filipino Kyusho under the guidance of Grand Master Angelo Baldissone (8th Dan) since 2009, earning his first black belt in 2014.
As Fitness Manager and yoga teacher at Samahita Retreat, David continued to refine his training and practice in yoga and pranayama, studying with world-renowned teachers, while developing a deeper understanding of fitness for the human body.
Now based in the UK David continues to lead workshops and retreats at home and abroad. He is keen to bring out the best in people by sharing his enthusiasm for life and fitness through many forms of movement.
Robin holds a Masters degree in sports and exercise science and was trained by the Institute of Corrective Holistic Exercises Kinesiology in Australia and the UK.
His programs focus on postural alignment and structural integrity and utilize a variety of techniques, tools, and assessments. These include posture, muscle function and movement assessments, corrective exercise, scientific core conditioning, primal movement patterns, moving meditations and holistic lifestyle coaching.
For the past 3 years he has been working with health & wellness experts in award winning wellness facilities in Europe and Asia, and has served students from all over the world. He is currently working as an Integrative Fitness Specialist in one of the most respected alternative medicine centres in Europe.