Be better at interpreting and caring for your body

In body culture, we focus on the body. Both on the outer shell – but also the interior.

You learn:

  • To pinpoint what your body needs
  • To work with aerobic and anaerobic forms of training
  • The body’s anatomy and physiology
  • Agility training
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Visualisation

Body Culture covers activities involving the body that are not necessarily considered traditional sports, and there is typically no competition in the classroom. Rather, we want to look at what is good for you and your body – and what can harm it.

We will talk about diet and motion – both what happens when you focus too much on what you eat and drink, and what happens when you completely forget what you are putting in your mouth.

We will attempt to find out and look at the whole body and the individual’s wellbeing. We will also talk about body ideals, selfie-culture, and what social media does to our perceptions of self and our bodies.

Lessons will take place both inside and outside of the classroom and we will often start with a walk, where we get grounded into our bodies, and notice what movement does for our wellbeing.

You do not need to have a special understanding about the human body, bodybuilding or body
weight to choose this subject. It is a good idea to bring water and clothes you can move in.

About you:

  • You are excited and interested in how your body works
  • You are open to learning the connection between physical and mental wellbeing
  • You want to move both mentally and physically


Nils Nordholm

Nils NordHolm has, since 2014, been employed as a teacher, supervisor and project manager of the EU project “Folk High School as a shortcut”

Nils teaches yoga, and is a mentor and support teacher

He held a position as Project Coordinator at AMU Nordjylland on educational preparatory projects
for young people between the ages of 18 and 29; “Ready Set Go”. Prior to that, he has been a supervisor at the Job Centre in Brønderslev, a visitation employee in Brovst Kommune, and has worked as an independent development consultant for a number of years. He has a broad education behind him, with guidance as a specialty.


Lene Schøning Bruun

Lene Schnøning has been employed at Vrå Højskole since 2008. She is a trained textile designer and has a PD in material culture.

Lene has taught at Alexandra School in Frederikshavn, known for its skilled tailors.

She has sewn clothes for Ghita Nørby, Diana Benneweis, Princess Alexandra and several well-known politicians.

She teaches in Fashion, Clothing, Print & Thread and Body Culture

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