Susanne Holzweiler: Insider’s Guide to Oslo
Susanne Holzweiler, Mysore practitioner and founder of the trend setting Norweigan fashion brand Holtzweiler shares her favourite yoga shala, coffee, vegan restaurant and cultural inspiration in her beloved home town Oslo..!
Name: Susanne Holzweiler
Occupation: Founder, owner of Holzweiler, a Norwegian fashion brand that I run with my family.
Your connection to Oslo: I am half Norwegian, half German but I have lived most of my life in Oslo.
Why go to Oslo? It is a small city full of energy, that is evolving every week! Oslo has the perfect balance of city and nature. In the winter you can go skiing just outside the city centre, and in the summer go for a walk in the beautiful woods, or hop on a boat to some of the lovely islands surrounding Oslo. Great food, positive people and a good vibe. I travel a lot, but I am always so happy to come back home to Oslo!
Susanne´s favourite places in Oslo for…
YOGA: Puro Yoga, they have Mysore every work day from 6-11, so I can practice later if I need to! There are always a lot of people in the Mysore room, which fills me with energy when I get to practice in the shala and not at home. The shala is beautiful and my favourite teacher Pernille is amazing!
COFFEE: I am a coffee lover and Oslo has so many good coffee places! Tim Wendelboe in Grünerløka - here you can also do coffee tasting which is a really lovely experience! I also like Java in St Hans Haugen, as well as the many Kaffebrenneriet or Stockfleths in town - they are all very good!
FOOD: My favourite after yoga breakfast/lunch spot is Oslo Raw - a must go to! Also for non vegans of course. Try their brunsj plate, it is so delicious, and even more beautiful! UR in Grünerløkka is an amazing place, they sell homemade Eco broth to take away and make the best soups! They also have homemade kombucha in a large can. Other places I love for both lunch and dinner are Grådi in Tøyen and Delicatessen - the best Spanish tapas, and always lots of people…
INSPIRATION: Go to the Astrup Fearnley Museum, they always have a nice art exhibitions and their own collection is amazing. The view and surroundings are also really nice. Take a walk in Frognerparken and combine it with a visit to Vigeland-museet just next to the park. Here you can see how the sculptures were made etc.. Visit the beautiful Opera House and walk around it.
PEACE: My new favourite thing to do for peace in Oslo, even in the winter time is hiring this floating boat called KOK. It is a floating sauna, with an amazing view of the opera house. You enjoy a sauna and then you jump straight into the ocean… You can rent it for 2 hours and it is so refreshing, amazingly peaceful and fun!
You will definitely see Susanne at Kia´s Ashtanga Yoga Workshop in Oslo March 8-10 2019! Workshop details and registration HERE.