Due to COVID-19 we have made adjustments in our event schedule. All for everyone to feel safe and stay healthy!
Due to COVID-19 we have made adjustments in our event schedule. All for everyone to feel safe and stay healthy!

Equmind 200h Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Being the only full month immersion training in Scandinavia, the Equmind 200h Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is a unique opportunity to deepen your yoga practice and become a yoga teacher. The essence of yoga is learned through a combination and balance of theory and practice, with repeated practices and inspirational lectures. There is no better way to begin the life long journey of a yoga teacher than to come together in a small group in Sweden in this intensive teaching setup.


Living and experiencing a comprehensive yogic lifestyle, practicing together and learning to teach is a transformative and once in a lifetime experience. We believe that the best way to learn is through an immersive intensive course where it is natural to shut down external interferences to be able to focus within. The benefit of small group training is to allow attention to you as an individual and the transformation you are about to go through. The foundation of yoga practice you will build during this month will carry you on forever.

 

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Our Promise

We have done our very best to build a curriculum combining traditional yoga practice and philosophy with understanding of the latest academic research in behavioral science, neuroscience, philosophy and history of yoga. We connect the philosophy of yoga with real-life situations and struggles, taking a user-friendly approach to this ancient practice. This course is truly comprehensive and immersive.

By completing this intensive teacher training course, you will gain increased strength and flexibility, deeper emotional and spiritual connection, self-love, self-esteem and awareness. You will be ready to start the next chapter in your life as a trained yoga teacher. This course shifts your energy up into a life filled with more joy and presence.

The training takes place on Gotland, Sweden October 16th - November 15th, 2020.


What You Get!

  • Hours of guided practice each day (see the basic curriculum).
  • Introduction to all main hatha yoga techniques (see the basic curriculum).
  • Introduction and immersion in Ayurveda and the principles of yogic diet.
  • Skills, confidence and how to-guidance for teaching a yoga class and working as a yoga teacher.
  • Fundamental understanding of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics in relation to yoga. Our goal is to teach you to see every student as an individual with individual needs and capabilities. Therefore, understanding human anatomy, biomechanics and physiology and combining that with the knowledge of the subtle (energy) aspects of the human system is an important part of the practice and teaching.
  • Wide knowledge of the basics of yoga philosophy, the concept of yoga, the goals of yoga and the various philosophical movements connected to yoga. We look into the history of yoga and familiarize with its most important text sources. We aim at providing a large perspective of the field of yoga, thus enabling participants to view yoga independently and broadmindedly, without any ready-given answers.
  • Introduction to the yogic worldview and subtlety of the human mind-body system and energy anatomy.
  • Unique offer of 4 months of complimentary coaching sessions (1 meeting per month) to ensure a smooth start for your path as a yoga teacher.
  • Friendly, like-minded community with the passion for yoga!
  • An opportunity to be hired by Equmind as a junior yoga teacher

 

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Prerequisites - Is This For You?

This training is for you who believe that an intensive course with experienced traditionally educated Scandinavian teachers is the best way to deepen your yoga practice.

Whether you are seeking a professional path of a yoga teacher or to intensify your practise, the most important is that You are motivated to commit to the study of the science of yoga, go further in your own practice and wish to start living the wisdom of a yogic lifestyle. It is beneficial if you already have some kind of regular yoga practice.

Please apply by sending a motivation letter to ttc@equmind.com where you tell us about your experience in yoga and why you are interested in participating in this teacher training course. We are happy to be part of this journey together with you and look forward to your application! Please send your application before 1st September 2020 to secure your spot. We confirm spots in registration order. 

 

Foundations

This teacher training course is based on techniques of hatha yoga as taught in Sivananda tradition: asanas, pranayama, meditation, kriyas (purification practices), mudras and bandhas. The course is based on the same traditional methods that Jenny and Sanni have both trained by. Hatha yoga is a term for all the physical practices in yoga and it is basically the mother of all modern yoga. The aim of hatha yoga is to regulate and bring to balance the forces existent in the body, this way improving health, longevity, mental clarity and contentment in life.

The philosophical foundation of the course is yoga-educational, meaning that we do not hold one philosophical view that is considered the only truth. In the lectures we will cover yoga philosophy widely relying on several sources, including Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Siva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita, Upanishads and Tantras.

Read more for curriculum, daily schedule, assessment and certification and general information!

 

Main Teachers  

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Jenny Wallgren is an E-RYT 500+ experienced teacher with 17 years of self practice and thousands of teaching hours worldwide. She's the founder and owner of the personal development interactive online global studio Equmind. She teaches and educates individuals and corporates all over the world and splits her time in Asia, USA and Europe. She's the concept builder of Urban Yoga Intensive level 1 - 3, main teacher and co-creator in the Equmind Teacher Training program, a dedicated and loyal lover of the practice and is in constant self-development. She sees Equmind to be an extension of herself with aim to provide at least one valuable method in every session for you to take with you to your own growth process.

After working as a risk analyst in investment banking for a decade, Jenny put everything on hold, bought a ticket to India and left in the pursuit of deeper purpose and meaning, which ended up being Yoga. Throughout her journey, she practiced and deepened her knowledge in the science of Yoga and Vedanta. She lived with her Gurus in India for over a year and meditated with monks in complete silence for weeks at a time. Since then, she has been sharing her love for Yoga across the globe, as part of her mission to inspire individuals and corporates to Explore, Evolve & Educate, in order to promote sustainable mental and emotional health through a fusion of Yoga and the latest behavioral and neuroscience research.

She has her main teacher in Swami Govindananda and belongs to the initiated lineage of Swami Sivananda. She lives with her Gurus at least for a month every year to deepen her own knowledge, understanding and awareness for mental and emotional health. 

 

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Sanni Parkkinen is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) coming originally from Finland. Living in Trondheim, Norway, she teaches yoga in which a human being is seen as whole, mind and body being like two sides of a coin. Her previous career was in the field of business and consulting but after years of yoga practice and search for ‘something more’ she finally took the leap in 2014 and has been working as full-time yoga teacher since then. She’s also coaching people to live happier & healthier with emphasis on physiology first - meaning that nervous system health is the key to solve many of the issues we tend to call mental.

Sanni has lived and worked in various yoga ashrams and centers in India, USA and Canada for altogether 2 years. During those years as senior staff in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta organization she studied and taught traditional Hatha Yoga and Advaita Vedanta and assisted the organization's teacher training courses. For the past three years she has immersed herself in traditional non-dual Shaiva-Shakta tantra with teachers such as Miska Käppi (close student of Acarya Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha) and tantra scholar Christopher Hareesh Wallis.

Sanni is especially passionate about yoga philosophy and the colourful history of yoga. She has a strong appreciation for yogic and tantrik traditions but at the same time she likes to question all the ready-made truths, examine them deeply and use modern science as a language to make them more understandable for a modern human. From living and serving in yoga ashrams to enjoying life to the fullest while staying true to the teachings - that has been Sanni’s path!

 

Price

42 000 SEK (normal price 50 000 SEK)
One-time offer for Equmind’s first teacher training course in Sweden! 

The cost includes 

  • Accommodation, shared double room* and meals for the whole month
  • 200+ hours practice, lectures and teaching
  • Teacher training manual
  • Two sets of clothing (pants + shirt)
  • Yoga teacher certificate & follow-up coaching

The cost does not include

  • Travel costs
  • Literature that will be available for purchase at the location 

You secure your booking by paying the reservation fee 5 000 SEK (included in the total price). The fee is non-refundable in case of cancellation from the participant’s side.

* a few single rooms are available for additional 3000 SEK, dorms with a reduction of 2000 SEK

See the booking and cancellation terms.

Read more content & general info about the course!

 

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APPLY NOW and make the best decision of your life! Tell us about your experience in yoga and why you are interested in participating in this teacher training course. We are happy to be part of this journey together with you and look forward to your application!

 

Further questions

Email ttc@equmind.com

We look forward to this journey with you!

 

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. 
- The Bhagavad Gita

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