THE WISDOM – Meditation, Chakras & Yin for teachers
*This course is continued education for yoga teachers and part of our 300 hr advanced training. To read more about the full program click here!
4 – 8 September
Wednesday – Friday 6:30-17:30
+ prep work ca 10 hours to complete online before the start of the module
Discover the art of meditation and the path to true focus and concentration in our transformative training. We believe that in order to teach meditation effectively, one must first become a friend of focus. That’s why we’ve made it one of the central pillars of this program, alongside an array of other captivating inner practices.
Our course offers a comprehensive exploration of meditation, covering its essence, purpose, and techniques from a multitude of perspectives – from the wisdom of Eastern Yoga and Buddhism to the insights of Western psychotherapy. It all begins with you, as we guide you through daily practices that span from mantra, yantra and mudras to Vedic meditations.
Take a deep dive into the world of Yin Yoga alongside our experienced instructor, Sammy, for 25 hours of immersion. While you may not emerge as a Yin expert, you will grasp the fundamental principles of this practice that distinguishes itself from both dynamic Yang and restorative styles.
In our quest to befriend the mind, we understand that mental health is a vital subject to explore. Our Yoga Therapist, Ida, will lead you on a journey to teach trauma-informed practices, delve into stress management, and delve deeper into the intricacies of the nervous system and its responses.
Throughout the training, we’ll infuse our work with the chakras, with a special focus on the final three: Vishuddhi, Ajna, and Sahasrara. We’ll also draw upon the energies and wisdom of the seventh and eighth goddesses, Dhumavati and Bagalamukhi, and unravel their significance within the philosophy of yoga.
HERE’S WHAT’S ON THE SCHEDULE
You will be guided through a few different techniques, with the aim to understand the practice from a students point of view, so that we can teach you how to share this with others. After this module you will be able to teach meditations for your yoga students, hold meditations courses and offer it to workplaces.
- Chakras and goddesses
Throughout the training, we’ll infuse our work with the chakras, with a special focus on the final three: Vishuddhi, Ajna, and Sahasrara. We’ll also draw upon the energies and wisdom of the seventh and eighth goddesses, Dhumavati and Bagalamukthi, and unravel their significance within the philosophy of yoga.
- Yin yoga & chinese medicine
Take a deep dive into the world of Yin Yoga alongside our experienced teacher, Sammy Furnival, for 25 hours of immersion. While you will not emerge as a Yin expert, you will grasp the fundamental principles of this practice that distinguishes itself from both dynamic Yang and restorative styles.
- Anatomy & physiology
A good amount of research will be put on the nervous system, as well as looking at SAD, depression and burn out – how can we as yoga teachers be of service and help in these circumstances? To work trauma informed there is some minor changes to induce to make major shifts.
Join us in this nurturing and inclusive environment, where professional guidance blends seamlessly with warmth and community. It’s an opportunity to not only learn but to evolve and thrive on your personal and professional journey. We can’t wait to welcome you into this transformative experience.
About the teachers
Josephin Westerlund – Lead teacher
Josephin is one of the founders of Yoga Folks and has been teaching classes, workshops and facilitating trainings for the past few years in Stockholm and London.
With a dedication of giving her students the best experience possibly she teaches with a large dose of knowledge and humor.
Josephin has over 1500 hours of training (Vinyasa Krama, Bhakti Yoga, Restorative yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, PT, Hands on assist, Sequencing, Yin yoga, Womans therapy and Yoga Nidra) and 9 years of facilitating/teaching.
Sammy Rainbow Furnival – Yin Yoga teacher
Sammy is a London-based yoga teacher, well known for her profound interest in yogic philosophy and practices, as well as her humor.
Teaching a ton of weekly classes, facilitating trainings throughout the world and holding retreat a couple of times a year – we are happy that she is joining us on the fourth module.
Ida Farneman – Yoga Therapy teacher
Ida is a physiotherapist, certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher. Making students feel safe, seen and empowered on the mat is truly her cup of tea.
With her broad knowledge on the physical body and its possibilities, the nervous system and deep insight to respiration – Ida will give you the meaty body knowledge of anatomy and the subtle awareness of breath, rest and recovery.
Prices for this single course
15 000 SEK (inc. 6% VAT)
14 000 SEK (inc. 6% VAT) for all Yoga Folk’s teacher graduates
Registration fee is 3.500 SEK, the rest can be paid 30 days prior to course start
*Pssst – get up to 16 500 SEK in discount if signing up to the whole 300hr training, see more information here