About Us

Welcome to Yoga Roots Malmö

We offer a variety of classes – from different styles of Yoga, to Pilates and Restorative yoga classes. We are also one of the only studios in Sweden to offer Aerial Yoga classes, and are so excited to share our different concepts with you – all in one location in Malmö. Our goal is to provide a full body & mind health experience – where you can sweat one day, and then relax and rejuvenate your mind and body on another.

The studio is run by two international women, Bethany & Tereze, and all classes are taught in English. Our crew and teachers is a beautiful, vivid mixture of cultures and backgrounds and we are so proud to be the only purely international yoga studio in Skåne.  Are you an expat or an international yogi looking for a second home? We hope you find a home in our international community here 🙂

Everyone is welcome at the studio – no matter your experience or background. Warm welcome to our new space.

Our Team

Bethany Kokaia
Bethany holds an E-RYT 200 hour yoga certification, as well as specialized trainining as  a certified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, aerial yoga instructor, and yin yoga teacher. She is the Swedish ambassador for  Manduka Yoga and Liquido Active.  Bethany is originally from the US and has been living and teaching in Sweden for the last five years. Her background is in coaching and competing in extreme watersports, and then transitioned into working in a corporate career, while at the same time discovering her love for yoga. This unique combination allows Bethany to bring a distinctive approach to her yoga teachings. She brings influences from international mentors, a diverse education and travel experiences, to create a unique style for her classes and programs.
Bethany teaches in a way that provokes thought, meaning and motivation, which guides students to turn inward and reconnect to the self with their own yoga practice. She teaches from an alignment-based focus, stemming from her experience recovering from multiple injuries over the years, which motivated her studies and interest proper postural alignment and injury prevention. These experiences gave Bethany a better understanding of body awareness and sustainable movement practices, which she brings into her teachings. Her classes are challenging, both physically and mentally, and include demonstrations, hands on assistance and uplifting music. Bethany teaches Vinyasa, Slow Flow & Yin, Prenatal/Postnatal and Aerial Yoga classes with us at Yoga Roots.
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Terese Kestere

Tereze fell in love with movement and the body mechanics at the age of six. She was playing tennis, dancing and swimming every day of the week. When she was 15 she started practicing yoga to counterbalance all the dynamic and explosive movement. To this day she strongly believes that variety in movement, load and type of exercise is key to sustain a healthy and strong body throughout life.
After many travels, various countries and 12 years abroad in Italy , she started Yoga Roots with Bethany in Malmö, Sweden and is currently studying at Lund’s University to become a licensed Physiotherapist and massage therapist .

In the past Tereze has been studying basic medicine, anatomy and physiology with focus on health guidance and wellbeing and is also a licensed MediYoga and Restorative & Yin yoga instructor. She loves to teach Restorative and Yin yoga as this is a practice that is close to her heart and a field she keeps researching and studying about. Her fascination with the human body and the tangible effects of touch and closeness has led her to study the effects of Oxytocin and wellbeing even closer.
One on one rehabilitation work and years of working with people and students with various skeletomuscular issues and imbalances led Tereze to start the path of becoming a physical therapist in order to implement some of the, by experience, proven benefits of yoga, pilates and aerial yoga to a more clinical and evidence based practice in order to expand her knowledge and range of expertise.
Tereze & Bethany became licensed Aerial Yoga instructors January, 2018 and introduced this beautiful new way of exploring movement in the aerial silks to the yoga community of Malmö.
Aerial yoga combines acrobatic arts and anti-gravity asanas, and is also an accessible practice that can help create more length in the spine and safe alignment in poses.
Tereze teaches Restorative Yoga, Aerial Yoga,  Pilates, BodyRestruct & Vinyasa classes with us at Yoga Roots.
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