About Me

3My name is Petra Axlund and I am the owner of EarthBound Yoga Design. I am also an E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Yoga Lifestyle Coach, Personal Trainer and Diet Coach. I have been practicing yoga for 17 years and I’ve been a teaching yoga and meditation for about 8 years. I come from a traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga background, but now I teach and practice Vinyasa Yoga. I have more than 1,000 hours of Yoga Training, and more than 3,000 logged hours teaching yoga. I have studied under Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Josh Summers, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Elena Brower, Annie Q and Lori Bonazolli. I use to own my own yoga studio, but now I teach at The Yoga Shop of Old Saybrook and The Yoga Shop of West Hartford. You can hire me as your Private Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher and online Yoga Lifestyle Coach, Personal Trainer and Diet Coach. Go check out my De-Clutter Your Life E-course, Guided Meditation, Mala Making Workshop and a Meditation Workshop (see links below).

I offer a holistic and yogic approach on physical activity, mindful living, organic eating, soulful healing and deep recovering. Through the physical practice of yoga, breath work and meditation I know your life is going to change for the better. Yoga is not about how deeply you can backbend, how long you can hold an arm balancing pose or weather or not you can stand on your head. Yoga is about connecting with breath and creating space. It’s about falling back in love with yourself and to make peace with your body. It’s about coming back home and realizing that the things you seek are already inside you. Yoga is to become aware of your mind and the noise it creates. Just by softening and letting go you can release your fear and be free. I love what yoga does for my body, mind and spirit. It has made me a better and more balanced person, injury and pain free and stronger both physically and mentally. And it will do that for you too!


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
* 100h Power Yoga Teacher Training, Bryan Kest (in training)
* 500h Yoga Teacher Training, The Yoga Shop (2015)
* 200h Yoga Teacher Training, The Yoga Shop (2013)
* 200h Yoga Teacher Training, Lotus Garden Yoga (2010)
* Radical Healing Yoga Training, Seane Corn (2016)
* Chakra Flow Yoga Training, Seane Corn (2016)
* Detox Yoga Flow Training, Seane Corn (2015)
* Reiki Level 1 Certified, Carla Augustyn (2012)
* Gentle Yoga and Meditation Training, Josh Summer (2010)
* The Power of Yoga Training, Bryan Kest (2010)
* Personal Trainer & Diet Coach Certified (2007)

WORKPLACES
* The Yoga Shop of Old Saybrook
* The Yoga Shop of West Hartford
* Aware Recovery, Madison
* Beach Yoga, Mercy by the Sea, Madison
* Balanced Yoga, New Haven
* Sol Vinyasa, Old Saybrook
* Shoreline Yoga, Clinton
* IMX Pilates, Guildford
* Athena’s Synergy Fitness, Guildford
* Inner Strength Yoga, Madison (studio owner)

AFFILIATIONS
* Yoga Alliance
* International Fitness Association

E-COURSES
* De-Clutter Your Life
* Learn How To Meditate (coming soon)

WORKSHOPS
* Mala Making Workshop
* Meditation Workshop

GUIDED MEDITATION
* De-Clutter Your Life Guided Meditation
* Grounded & Calm
* Intro to Meditation