How Little Yoga Space came about and keeps growing
At the beginning
Little Yoga Space was first set up by Arina Holm Joensen in 2012. The studio was the place where Arina could share her Yoga teachings, drawing from her experience as a professional dancer as well as work as a physiotherapist at a public hospital in Denmark. The focus of her work was to create a safe space, and to help people become curious about the present moment, rather than forcing and pulling to create change.
They knew straight away...
Arina and Katrin met for the first time in spring 2015 for a cup of coffee in Lisbon, and within an hour of knowing each other it was clear to both of them - they wanted to create something together. So Katrin joint as co-director, and together they turned Little Yoga Space into a hub for learning, healing and coming together as a community. In 2017 they opened the doors to an additional space dedicated to therapies and treatments. On average, there is now a team of over 20 teachers and therapists sharing their beautiful work at Little Yoga Space. At the beginning of 2020, they opened a second studio space to facilitate even more classes and courses, but due to the pandemic it didn't stay open for very long. However, the main studio and the therapy space have survived so far, and continue to host a vast variety of healing modalities.
Change is the only constant
With a very heavy heart, Arina decided to step back from her role as co-director at the beginning of 2021 in order to focus on her family. And with the continuous challenges of the pandemic, Little Yoga Space has seen a number of other changes, with a whole online world opening up, the task of rebuilding a community, and the ever increasing need for a safe space. And this is life. We learn, we adapt, we grow, we carry on, we try our best.