Caroline started teaching and sharing yoga in Sweden in 2004, where yoga was not widely spread at the time. She ran a studio in Stockholm for five years until 2010 when her family expanded to three children. In addition to running a yoga school, Caroline has taught yoga in Swedish schools and prisons for many years. Her classes there were geared toward teaching students and prisoners to keep a daily yoga practice to increase self awareness as a means to increase nonviolent behavior.
In 2006 she met her husband and teacher Ratheesh Mani and also started to assist him when he was traveling and teaching. Now she teaches in yoga studios but mainly holds international workshops and organises retreats with her husband.
“I grew up in Sweden and have always had a deep philosophical and spiritual interest in life. One reason is probably because as a kid I saw my Grandmother practice yoga. When I was 11 I told my mother that I wanted to go to India and as a teenager I started study Indian (Yogic) philosophy and around 20 started the physical practice of Yoga and decided that it was the path I was going to follow.
At 19 I became a restaurant manager over two large hotels but I had a plan from young age to be a school teacher in philosophy, history and religion. To teach history to students so they would not repeat the same mistakes we did in the past, religion to respect and have tolerance for each other and philosophy to understand yourself, finding your own way and inner peace leading to a better world.
I decided quite fast that I wanted to share yoga instead as it in a deeper way could effect people leading to the same vision. I started to teach in hotels and at spas before I opened up my own studio.
In 2003 I took my first teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga and in 2004 I studied in India with Sashikala Ananth, a student of Krishnamacharya among others. It was not until I took Yoga Works Teacher Training with James Brown in 2006 that I completely fell in love with sequencing and proper alignment. I also have the privilege to study with Maty Ezraty.
To practice and share yoga is a great privilege which I truly honor and respect.”