Swami Vagishananda Saraswati
For 2020/2021: Normally Swamiji comes to step 2 in Bali. As the training will be only in Sweden this time we are doing what we can to bring Swamiji to Sweden, we are not sure yet if that will work out. If not, we will meet him in live videoclasses.
Swami Vagishananda Saraswati – a Sannyasi and Vedic chanting master. Totally dedicated to understanding reality and the vedic/yogic teachings since the age of 19 (over 40 years!). Not only does he understand with full clarity the vision of vedanta – the answer to the question “Who am I” and “what brings total happiness and freedom from suffering to a human being?”, he also knows how to convey this truth to his students. He is a master of Vedic chanting and a sanskrit scholar.
He’s been through five 3,5 year courses with his teacher Śrī Pujya Swāmi Dayānanda Saraswati. Swamiji shares with incredible passion and humor, bringing the Vedic teachings alive and into our hearts in a very unique and beautiful way. From Swamiji we get the connection to tradition, as it has been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. He gives us a richer sense of what yoga is really about and how to bring it into your everyday life. Meeting Swamiji is often a lifechanging experience for the sincere seeker, giving a sense that the search is finally over. Listen to class examples here.
Petra Kalla works as a physiotherapist in a stress & pain rehabilitation clinic in Stockholm. She is also a C-IAYT yoga therapist. She has over 15 years of experience with traditional Hatha yoga, more than 1000 hours of yoga training and Advaita Vedanta studies, she has a deep experiential yogic knowledge that she infuses in her approach to western physiology. She loves to see yogic empirical wisdom confirmed, explained and understood by western science. To know where the insights of both systems connect can pofoundly enrich how you practice and teach yoga. Learn more about the intelligent inner workings of the body-mind, and let it support you on your yogic path to true health. Petra will teach alignment, asana technique and safe adjustment.
Johan is a musician who plays several kinds of instruments. He creates a heartfelt and inspiring ambience through his acoustic and electronic live tones. He has a spiritual heart and has studied vedanta for many years, which brings depth and meaning to his expression through music. During his visit to the course, Johan will play live music during Sky’s yoga, as well as offer musical enhancement in other ways. Here is a short taste.
Lin Holmquist has worked with yoga, tantra and therapy for two decades. She is trained as a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and advanced yoga teacher in India and she has a great passion for the body and mind. It is in the body Lin comes in contact with the divine and it is a continuous thread in all her teaching. The magic of life and gratitude over the life force. Lin’s work is international and she works with small and large groups as well as with individual sessions to open up the body’s self-healing power.
Lin will teach anatomy and physiology on step 2. She can also answer any questions from her fields of expertise.