TEACHER | CO-FOUNDER
Ulla is a co-owner and founder of The Yoga Lab. She is a certified yoga teacher and ERYT-500.
Her first experience with yoga was in her native country of Sweden during the mid 1980’s. Ulla’s first decade of exploring yoga was about studying, and then teaching, vinyasa style classes based upon the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. After completing her first yoga teacher training, she began instructing in 1995.
In 1997, she founded The Yoga Experience, a thriving yoga studio in Flagstaff, Arizona. In 2001, Ulla started studying Anusara Yoga and became certified through Anusara in 2005. By choice, she is no longer licensed with the Anusara organization.
These days Ulla is most enthusiastic about studying biomechanics for yoga teachers with Jules Mitchell, with whom she is also learning about somatic education, biotensegrity, and motor control theory. Her other influential yoga teachers are Sianna Sherman, Noah Maze, Naime Jezzeny, Jamie Allison, and Erich Schiffmann. Ulla also passionately studies yoga philosophy with her teachers Dr. Douglas Brooks and Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis. Douglas is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hindu Tantrism and the esoteric traditions of the Goddess. Hareesh is a Sanskrit Scholar, teacher of Non Dual – Shaiva Tantra, and head faculty of The Mattamayura Institute.
After having taught yoga for eleven years, encouraged by her teachers and mentors, Ulla began training yoga teachers. Besides teaching weekly classes in Bend, Oregon, Ulla also teaches workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats in the U.S. and sometimes abroad.
When she is not teaching, studying, or practicing yoga, Ulla enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff, going on dog walks, hiking, skiing, swimming, floating the Deschutes River, and hanging out with her feline and canine family members.
Ulla teaches Hatha on Sundays at 11:15AM, Strong Yogi on Mondays at 4:30PM, and Hatha Flow on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30AM.