JONAS RÅDAHL YOGA
STOCKHOLM, AUGUST-DECEMBER 2019
Whether you aspire to teach yoga or to deepen your own practice, this unique 200-hour teacher training is an opportunity to explore the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and find your voice. In a small-group setting, one of Sweden’s most experienced yoga teachers will teach a comprehensive and carefully designed curriculum. Selected guest teachers will join for parts of the course to share their experience and expertise.
Jonas Rådahl is a senior teacher at Sweden’s leading yoga center. He teaches regular hatha, vinyasa and yin classes, in addition to a weekly technical lab and periodic themed workshops. Jonas began studying yoga in India in 1999, and later trained with Canadian yoga pioneers Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy in Toronto. Since 2006, he has devoted himself to teaching yoga full-time in a variety of settings and countries, ranging from five-star resorts in Hong Kong to rustic retreats in Bali. In recent years he has designed and led several teacher trainings, both in Asia and in Sweden.
Jonas’s approach to teaching yoga is creative, light-hearted, and grounded in a sense of calm and stability. His classes combine an authentic and challenging physical practice with pranayama exercises and applied yoga philosophy. He strives to create a space where students from different walks of life, and with varied backgrounds and needs, can reap the benefits of yoga practice. With a background as a health food chef, Jonas lives a healthy and vibrant lifestyle, and aims to inspire his students to do the same.
- Asana: alignment, hands-on adjustments, modification and use of props; benefits and contraindications of basic yoga postures; how to sequence classes.
- Anatomy: Overview of the musculoskeletal system; foundations of yoga anatomy and physiology; the mechanics of breathing.
- Yoga philosophy: selected verses and sutras from the Yogasutra, Kathopanishad and Bhagavadgita; integrating yoga philosophy into our everyday lives.
- Voice: cultivating an authentic voice; using voice and clear language as a tool.
- Sanskrit: introduction to phonetics; correct pronunciation and meaning of asanas and chants.
- Yoga “business”: practical tools for understanding the business aspect of yoga; marketing your teaching.
Mentorship and support
The path of yoga is best explored through guided study and mentorship. Therefore, the class is limited to a maximum of 10 students. This allows each student to engage actively with the teachers and encourages open and honest discussion in the group.
As much as you will learn during the training, the true insights of this path may begin to manifest after the course ends. The teachers will therefore be available for questions and discussion for several months after the end of the program. Follow-up meetings for all Jonas Rådahl TT graduates are also held periodically, and contribute to a sense of community and support on your yoga journey.
Kripa Patra – Yoga Philosophy. For Kripa, the most important aspect of yoga is bhakti – a loving devotion to give yourself to others. As an “old-school” yogi, she travels to her guru in India for each year to study philosophy and devotion in his presence. With a background in dance, Kripa began her professional yoga career in the United States where she remained for ten years. Now in Sweden, she teaches vinyasa, hatha and pregnancy yoga—always integrating meditation, philosophy and inspirational texts into her classes.
Hannibal Malki – Anatomy and Physiology. Hannibal is a licensed chiropractor with a special interest in rehabilitation. His post-graduate studies includes manipulation therapy in the United States as well as rehabilitation and dynamic neuromuscular stabilization from the Prague School of Rehabilitation. He has worked as a lecturer at the Scandinavian Chiropractic College and the Swedish School of Kinesiology. An avid yoga practitioner, Hannibal enjoys sharing his professional skills with fellow yogis.
Sarah Johnsson – Restorative Yoga. Sarah has taught yoga for more than 15 years. She holds a university degree in psychology, with a focus on stress and coping strategies. Since 2008, Sarah has been studying restorative and therapeutic yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, a seminal figure in the yoga world. She shares for passion for the therapeutic benefits of yoga through classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in Sweden and internationally.
Maria Salomaa – Voice. Maria is an actress with wide experience from theatre, film, tv and radio productions. She studied at the Theatre Academy in Helsingfors, and is now a member of the ensemble at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Maria is a devoted yoga practitioner, and completed her yoga teacher training with Jonas Rådahl in 2014.
Preliminary dates for 2019
9 -day intensive: 9-18 August
Weekends: August 31 -September 1, September 21-22, October 12-13 , November 15-17
Examination: December 7-8
To maximize the benefit of the course, students will be encouraged to deepen their own practice, observe classes, and participate in informal discussions and exercises with the other students.
This training will be rigorous and detailed, and is not appropriate for newer practitioners. A minimum of 2 years of consistent yoga practice is recommended.
- 30 000 SEK excl. VAT (37 000 SEK incl. VAT)
- If paid in full by 30 June 2018: 28 500 SEK excl. VAT (35 625 SEK incl. VAT)
- The training is limited to 10 students. Reserve your space with a 5000 SEK non-refundable deposit.
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