Hanne Tjersland


I am Hanne Tjersland; a peace researcher and embodied movement teacher based around Oslo, Norway. I am however teaching and working wherever life’s movement takes me, which has up until now included classes, workshops and conferences in Austria, Germany, Greece, Lebanon and the US.  I am trained as a yoga teacher and theatre teacher from India and Norway, as well as a teacher of the conscious dance and movement practice Open Floor from France. Currently I am further a PhD student in International Studies in Peace, Conflict and Development the Universidad Jaume Im Castelló de la Plana, Spain, researching the topic of my heart: ‘Open Floor as a Resource for Peace’.

Other than that I finished my Master of Arts  in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck in 2014. With my PhD, I am now continuing my passion for peace research, embodied movement and peace work. I am passionate about how embodied wisdom can encourage peace through unfolding authentic encounters with oneself and each other, encouraging alternative and more peaceful ways to live together in community on this planet.

To see some of the embodied teaching and research work I am doing: check out Publications and Videos.

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