Adventure to Peace | Hero's Journey 

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Truth is one

PATHS ARE MANY

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Helena was born and raised in Sweden and believes life is an exciting adventure sprinkled with learning opportunities. She received her Master's Degree of Laws from the University of Stockholm and worked in the banking and insurance industry until she moved abroad with her family. Helena now lives in Greenwich, Connecticut and works as a certified Positive Psychology Coach and Yoga teacher. She is a curious world traveler and a strong athlete. Rarely does she miss out on an opportunity to learn something new! 

PROJECTME PRACTICE

 

This is the signature program that leads to a more successful life of meaning, engagement and pleasure.

 

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver

 

By allocating time to observe ourselves without judgment. Understanding our strengths and values. Clarifying our purpose. We create a way.

 

Designing a ProjectMe Plan gives you a road map towards a more value inspired life, based on your strengths and deepest longings. Step by step you align your external world with your internal calling. You feel excited, happy and light. Life starts to flow. Eventually, a sense of calmness and ease starts spreading. Inner peace is possible.

 

Sign up for one of the public classes or contact me to set up a private consultation.

ProjectMe Practice™ at Greenwich Botanical Center, August 20 - 22, 2019, 9am - 12pm

ProjectMe Practice™ at YWCA of Greenwich, September 2019 - June 2020

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YOGA

Sometimes we feel confused and lost. Maybe disconnected. Who am I? Differentiating between our personal identities and our true nature is hard. In yoga we study and learn more about the self, the object and the process of perceiving. It’s a fascinating journey.

 

“The highest form of spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment” Swami Kripalu

 

The practice of yoga originates from India and is thousands of years old. Yoga is about controlling the thought waves in the mind. The mind is like an ever-flowing river, filled with rocks and bumps. The purpose of yoga is to train the mind to step out of the river and help break the mind’s cycle of happiness followed by pain and suffering. In order to overcome this, yoga teaches us to slow down the waves in the mind until the mind-lake is calm without any waves and we can see clearly our true nature - radiant Awareness.

 

We do this by learning about the yamas and niyamas. We practice asana and pranayama. Eventually we learn to direct the movement of the senses inward - pratyahara. In dharana we learn to collect the flow of consciousness into a single direction. With time and practice this becomes effortless - dhyana.  Eventually, we may enter into the state of samadhi, which is the intimate joining of self, object and the communication between them.

 

Sign up for one of the public classes or contact me to set up a private consultation.

 

Gentle Yoga at Greenwich Botanical Center, September 2019 - June 2020, Mondays at 9:30am

Gentle Yoga at Greenwich Historical Society, September 2019 - June 2020, Thursdays at 10am

Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga at Mamaroneck Paddle

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COACHING

Just like in sports, having a coach that believes in you, encourages you and keeps you accountable, allows you to get to the next level. Most of us like to play at the top of our ability. That’s where we feel flow.

 

“Success is the peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” John Wooden, Basketball

 

In positive psychology coaching, we focus on designing a more fulfilling life by finding your values and using your strengths. It’s a customized conversation between two equal partners that leads to personal growth and empowers you to get what you want by thinking and acting more resourcefully. A coaches job is to ask thought-provoking questions that inspire the client to maximize their potential.

 

Sign up for one of the public classes or contact me to set up a private consultation.

Walk and Talk at Greenwich Botanical Center, July 2019 - August 2019, Mondays at 9:30 am.

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SWEDISH

Born and raised in Sweden and living most of my adult life abroad, has given me an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of what an international lifestyle brings. I find staying in touch with my roots to be important. Sweden is part of my identity.

 

“No matter where life takes you, don’t forget where you came from” unknown

 

One way to keep the Swedish traditions and language alive for me has been to teach at the Swedish School of CT. I also work with children and adults individually, to practice the language, learn the history, songs, food, and other parts of the Swedish heritage that are relevant to the student.

 

Sign up for one of the public classes or contact me to set up a private consultation.

www.svenskaskolanct.com

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TESTIMONIALS 

Fairly recently I attended my usual lunchtime yoga and was pleasantly surprised to have a substitute teacher that I loved - Helena Svedin. I asked about the classes she teaches and have been telling everyone I know about this amazing yoga teacher. We moved to Greenwich two years ago and I have tried several yoga studios and have not had luck finding the level of practice I had in NYC until I found Helena.

 

Jennifer Rolles, 2018

 

Helena creates a positive environment in a beautiful space at the Greenwich Botanical Center. Classes emphasize core strengthening and balance. I look forward to the optional morning walk through the woods for both exercise and camaraderie.

 

Jan Linskey, 2018

 

Helena is a great instructor, aware of our different ailments and keeps us on track. My chronic lower back pain is less because my back is stronger as is my core due to Helena’s Mindful Mornings with walk in the woods and yoga. Thank you, Helena!

 

Joanne Maciejewski, 2018

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Let's connect

Adventure to Peace I A Hero’s Journey.

 

Start a ProjectMe Practice™ and embark on a more successful life of meaning, engagement, and pleasure with certified Positive Psychology Coach and Yoga teacher, Helena Svedin

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helenasvedin@me.com

+1 203 912 7870

Greenwich, CT, USA

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