Photographs of Ulrica by Elizabeth Messina.
Yes, I love yoga. I’m not the most flexible, or someone who can flip my leg behind my head, but yoga has been a part of my life for almost two decades. I became certified in 2004 under the guidance of power yoga guru Mark Blanchard, and today I run my own yoga studio in Sweden where I teach a vinyasa flow class three times a week. I’m a cheating vegan whenever I can get my hands on a few odd-colored eggs from my neighbor’s beautiful hens (her roosters are pretty awesome, too). I make a kick-ass loaf of banana bread from those eggs, which my kids devour in a day. I believe in running, jumping, swimming, biking, surfing or whatever makes you smile and gets your heart racing. I tend to side with the powerless rather than the powerful. I believe we’re all born equal. And yes, as cheesy as it may sound, I believe in kindness.