The short version
Education & experience
2002-2003: Studied in India: yoga & ayurveda
2004-2006: Certified as Birth coach by Mia Jiaya Gilling Borgmann
2005: Started my own business: Maria Juhl – yoga & coaching
2008: Certified Life & business coach from Manning Inspire
2008-2011: Worked as coach trainer, mentor coach, feedbacker and yoga teacher at Manning Inspire
2009: Co-founded www.dyssekildeyoga.dk
, to which I’m still connected as a guest teacher
2009-2014: Continuous courses at The Chopra Center University in California: Yoga, meditation & ayurveda. Was certified in November 2014.
2010-11: Worked as inhouse coach at www.rainmaking.dk,
within the area of health & stress management
2011: Released the guided yoga program, The Journey towards wholeness
(CD & download)
2011-12: Regular yogablogger for Fit Living
2012-2013: Manager education & role at a private firm
2014-medio 2015: Daily manager & teacher at Dyssekilde Yogacenter
2015- now: CEO of Nordic Academy of Ayurveda, supporting companies and individuals in leading meaningful, balanced lives: Through online courses, workshops, lectures, blogs & as a permanent writer for the Danish magazines ChriChri, Psykologi & Liv & Sjæl.
October 2017: First book release: “Live more- struggle less: Ayurvedic lifestyle in the North”
March 2018: Launched the online lifestyle universe MER LIVSENERGI
for everyone who wishes support towards a healthier and more vibrant lifeforce in their everyday lives. Will be launched in English end of 2019.
August 2019: Book release: “AYURVEDA – FOLLOW THE RHYTHM OF NATURE” at Gyldendal
The longer & more personal version
In 2001, while studying at university, I was well on my way into a depression.
I was pushing myself into a constant high performance mode, and I had basically planned and executed a life, I didn’t like, to say the least. I felt constantly stressed, and had no space just for being.
When I began having a hard time falling asleep as well, I started doing yoga. Despite my non-existant pre-hand knowledge of the yoga practice, I had an idea, that this might help me. Hand-in-hand with the yoga exercises, I integrated the Ayurvedic principles into my everyday life, and I was very surprised by the profound effect, this natural system had on my health.
Since then, I’ve been so passionate about sharing Ayurveda, yoga and meditation, that I chose to educate myself and teach these areas and techniques.
In my experience, the people of the North, live in a highly effective, fast-moving culture, which means it’s vital that our yoga practices don’t just become another milestone on the high performance road. Rather we need to focus on accepting ourselves to the fullest, within the bodies that we inhabit.
We can only attain deep, bodily release and the in-depth effect of the ancient yogic techniques, through self-acceptance.
From 2002 to 2003, I attended a self-structured educational programme in India. And from 2009 to 2014, I educated myself further and learned from Deepak Chopra (www.chopra.com
) in California.
Deepak is one of our time’s most influential translators of the timeless Indian wisdom. My certification from The Chopra Center includes Ayurveda, Vedic Philosophy, Meditation & Yoga (please. see Dr. Chopra’s recommendation of my work beneath here).
In addition to this, I’ve flirted considerably with coaching, and in 2008 I became a certified Life & Business Coach from Manning Inspire. After my certification and until 2011, I was an affiliated as a certifier, mentorcoach, coachtrainer and yoga teacher there.
I have an indomitable belief that all of us can create the lives we truly desire, and that it is much easier than we believe.