Birta Bjargardottir is a
Holistic Health and Wellness Coach
I'm Birta Bjargardottir (yes, you get a prize if you can spell that backwards!), otherwise known as Bee.
I'm the founder of ubebu and work as a holistic health and wellness coach helping my clients find better balance.
I develop personalised plans that emphasise plant-based eating, yoga, meditation and mindfulness, so you’ll feel energised and live wholeheartedly.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR / VEGAN / WORLD TRAVELLER / CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVOR / LAID-BACK / FULL-OF-LIFE FORCE
Here’s my story.
I was born in a yoga school co-founded by my mother to two bohemian parents. They made sure I had a Sanskrit name and my own guru by the time I was a few months old. So you can see, I was destined to take a mindful approach to living. I survived cancer as a child which made me even more conscious and informed. In 1997, I went plant-based and my health improved dramatically.
Fast forward to my coaching practice today where my education supplements my experiences, so I can provide the most effective guidance. I have a Diploma in Vegan Nutrition and I’m a Certified Vegan Whole Foods Chef. I’m also a Certified Life Coach. I received an M.Sc. in Science Communication from the University of Bath in 2005 and I’ve been a yoga instructor since 2003. I’ve taught Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga, completed a children‘s yoga instructor course and have taken yoga therapy classes. My yoga practice uses power, flow and stillness for a rejuvenating experience that informs how I work as a wellness coach.
I also have a degree in Documentary Filmmaking where my final project was about the psychology of dreams and a B.Sc. in Zoology. All of my education has allowed me to better understand and appreciate the world around me.
I’ve worked for many organisations, so I have a wide range of experiences and perspectives. Places I’ve been part of include: environmental organisations, film companies, schools and start-ups. I’ve worked as a project manager managing people, operations and, most fulfilling-ly, lifting morale. I’ve done social media management, website development, marketing, writing and editing. If there’s a task to be done or a problem to be solved, I’ll find a way.