Trine Zafina Søndergaard is the founder and owner of Bikram Yoga Copenhagen. She first discovered Bikram Yoga while studying Constructing Architecture in New Zealand in 2003. Immediately Trine realised the restorative benefits and incredible mental effects Bikram Yoga offers. Growing up Trine played competetive handball and trained horses. This left her with many injuries and toke its toll on her body, and a severe car accident resulted in a whiplash. Through Bikram Yoga and the powerful therapeutic benefits of the practice Trine managed to heal her body. The calming effect of a constant chatter of thoughts subsiding for 90 minutes also kept her coming back to Bikram Yoga. Early on in her yoga journey, Trine’s first Bikram Yoga teacher told her “You should open the first Bikram Yoga studio in Denmark”. A seed was planted, which became the starting point of Bikram Yoga Copenhagen.
Trine attended the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Fall 2006. From here she tirelessly worked towards creating Bikram Yoga Copenhagen. It has been long and challenging road with many sleepless nights. Nevertheless, Trine is not anywhere near the end of the road. Since the studio opened in February 2010, Bikram Yoga Copenhagen has hosted many wonderful events and special guests including seminars with both Bikram Choudhury and Rajashree Choudhury.
Trine, you should open the first Bikram Yoga studio in Denmark.
Trine has numerous achievements in her wake. She recently became the Vice President for the IYSF (International Yoga Sports Federation) and is a great supporter and contributor to promoting Yoga Sports nationally and internationally.
Goals and achievements still lie in the horizon for Trine as she pioneers yoga as a competitive sport. Trine is a force with measurable willpower and persistence. She is, after all a Bikram yogi, with Bengal Tiger strength and English Bulldog determination.
Bikram yoga has influenced her life in wonderful ways, bringing focus, meditation and clear visions for future achievements. Manifesting her dreams into reality is what Bikram Yoga has taught her, and is ultimately her gift to Copenhagen.
She now brings that same gift and opportunity to the greater Copenhagen community through her studio. The Bikram Yoga Copenhagen studio facilitates transformation and life enriching experiences for many people from all walks of life.