Lavinia Elise Parcalab

I was born and raised in Romania, but I consider myself a citizen of the world. In the last 10 years I have been living and working in Tunisia, Poland and now Sweden. After graduating in business and living the corporate life for a few years, I realized I was still on a journey, searching for my life purpose. This journey led to trading business suits and offices for yoga pants and bare feet, eventually creating a new lifestyle. I didn’t know in the beginning how deep this journey is going to be and that in fact I was searching for my authentic self.  

In 2015 I founded Unfold Your Mat in Göteborg with the intention to dedicate myself fulltime to practicing and teaching yoga. For me yoga is a tool that helps me to dig more into the mysteries of the human mind and life itself. Through my classes I am hoping to manage to guide people to find their own inner strength and to be brave to discover and bring to the world their authentic self.

As a person I am curious and inquisitive. I love to explore, learn, test different ideas and I try to approach things with an open minded attitude. Through my yoga practice I discover that we all have infinite potential and power to make this world a better place. We just have to discover it and then bring our gifts into this world.

My daily practice is ashtanga yoga, which has brought so many positive changes and valuable reflections to my life. However I like to get inspiration from other styles and practices, as initially I have been practicing other methods before dedicating myself to ashtanga. I am doing my best to teach from my own experience and I use my knowledge and intuition in order to adapt the practice according to the unique student. Through my teaching I’m hoping to guide my students how to become the masters of their own life and learn how to connect more with their own intuition and heart. That for me is yoga. And when we share from that source, everything starts to flow.