PEOPLE

ACHARYA RATHEESH MANI

Meet Ratheesh, yoga teacher, healer, above all, always in service. Indian by birth. Steeped in Ayurveda from day one.  Frequents Himalaya to hang out with the elders, receiving countless wisdom spoken and more often silently transmitted.

Ratheesh’s teaching and profound way of assisting student with kindness and respect touches people deeply.

Ratheesh says of himself that he is just a servant of the great customs and rituals who follows in the footprints of millions of yogis, and healers who walked upon the face of India.

ANNA GORDH HUMLESJö

Meet Anna. Dedicated human rights activist, believer in world peace in this life time, passionate zazen meditator and SUP yogi, Yogobe and saprema ambassador, dancer and vinyasa flow yogini, bachelor degree holder in Cognitive Neurocience and Psychological Coaching, contagious laugher, community spider, walk talker, peoples potential releaser.

Teacher training: Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga 200 hrs, Prana Vinyasa® 200 hrs with Shiva Rea, Yoga Trance Dance® with Shiva Rea, Mindfulness & Philosophy with Michael Stone 

ANNA HOLTER

Meet Anna. Dancer from Berlin, yogi since 1998, mantra singer, devoteed practitioner, actress, asana neat freak, proud mum and wife, film lover. Available for PT-yoga.

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Teacher Training: 400 h Sivananda Yoga. Iyengar Yoga 200 h.

ANNA VIKTORIA ÅKERLUND

Meet Anna. Humble and deeply dedicated to all things yoga, calm increaser, morning dancer, Reiki healer, hug lover, stillness seeker, joy finder, kitchen meditator, sensitive soul and fiery sagittarius, nerdy about subtle energy and the nervous system, poet at heart.

Hometown: Lapland (Vilhelmina)

Trainings: Hatha Yoga 200h, Alignment & Yoga Therapy 200h, MediYoga, Akhanda Holistic Yoga 500h, Yin & Fasical release 100h, Yoga Nidra 50h, Akhanda Lunar Yin & Restorative Yoga 100h

ANN-CATHRIN JANSSON

Meet Ann-Cathrin. Mother of 4, knitter, reader, teenageer worker, lecturer.
Found yoga 20 years ago through Jane Fonda. Big fan of breathing!
Loves silence. Close to laughter. Easy to forgive. Interested in learning new things. 

Hometown: Lycksele

Teacher Trainings: Bhakti Yoga 500 H, Prenatal yoga 100 H, Global yoga 100 H, Pranayama 50 H, Teenage yoga 50 H, Restorative yoga 80 H
 

ANNIKA REHBäCK

Meet Annika. Annika began her yogic life through Ashtanga Vinyasa here in Stockholm and has since then been an eager and loving student of yoga.
What drives Annika's teaching and love for yoga is that the more she learn and discover, the more she realises there is to learn and discover. Yoga is a never ending journey that she is very passionate to share with others. Mother of 2. Lover of life and to spread love and kindness. The beauty of Stockholm and it's archipelago makes her heart beat. Humans and beings of all kind inspire her.

Hometown: Sthlm

 

 

FRANCESCA LINDEN

Meet Francesca Lindén with her background in contemporary dance and Yoga who presents Dance Lab - creating her own patterns of movement and flow. ”I am a lifelong student. Curious and hungry. And I want to have courage and patience for being present with my body. I call the space where we practice a playground for adults: We find out how the body is today and we discover new movement qualities.”Francesca is teaching classes in Switzerland and Sweden on all levels.

FREDRIK EDLUND

MEET FREDRIK. Wanted to be a football player but failed. He tried at least. He was a cut down tree. But wait a minute! Trees does not grow in our heads, he thought. Maybe our minds are sprouting ginger roots. No start, no ends. Cut something, and something else always continue to live. And Shakira was right, hips do not lie. Asanas for the hip, humbling indeed. Purpose of yoga? Perfect savasana.

Hometown: Stockholm

Teacher Trainings: 200 h Yoga Alliance Certification through Urban Om

JOSEFINE BENGTSSON

Meet Josefine. Lightworker, body explorer, true yogi at heart, world traveller, founder of Yogiakademin, passionate about teaching only what she has experienced for herself. Devoted practitioner, eager to making the world a better place one connection at a time, nature lover and stillness seeker.

Hometown: Halmstad

Teacher Training: Ashtanga with Sampoorna Yoga, India (200 h), Hatha with Raja Yoga, Sweden (100 h), BioDynamic Breath and trauma Release, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, Vinyasa with Brahmani Yoga, India (300 h), Restorative with Brahmani Yoga, Yoga Alliance certification: RYT 500

JOSEPHIN JANSSON

Meet Josephin. Plantgirl. Inversion junkie. Lipstick lover. Spiritual goddess. Womens groups and rituals keeper. Netflix zapper. Multitasker. Bath obsessed. Closer of dance floors. Constantly hungry. Flow enthusiast.  

Hometown: Kolsva

Trainings: Bhakti, Super Soul Yoga 500-hour, Prenatal 100-hour, Assisting program 100-hour, PT-yoga 50-hour, Pranayama 50-hour, Hands on assist and touch methodology 50-hour, Restorative 80-hour. Certified doula.

KARIN ÅHGREN

Meet Karin. Animal lover and defender. Zingy, energetic soul. Rhythm loving. Dance enthusiastic. Love practitioning. Veggie craving. Yoga devoted. Peace searching, bundle of joy. Mesmerised by clear night skies. Full-on lyric nerd. Childishly fascinated of all there is to learn. She will probably start moving her feet to any beat that comes on, and she will always love for you to join!

Trainings: 400 hours Yoga Alliance Registered YTT 

LENI PHILIP

Meet Leni. Yogic path peace warrior, awareness increaser, fascia nerd, devoted balancer of the yin and yang, lover of all the elements, bodily truth seeker, lover of stillness, peoples person, music digger.

Teacher Training: Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, Urban OM

MATEUSZ KRAWIEC

Meet Mateusz. Educated in law from University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań.
Former basketball player. Passionate aboout Contact Improvisation Dance. Performing in a past with Anima Dance Company. Years of Practicing ZaZen, Huna and own Study on Transpersonal Psychology. The Wim Hof Method. Kundalini Yoga foundation of my practice. Fascinated with every possibility that exists for the human body. Founder and Director of Yoga Village Festival. 

In 2009 I first came across Don Corneux work with Gongs.
Sound Healing from that time was part of my life. From smaller overtone emitting instruments I gradually expanded to Gongs. Last 3 years sharing the vibration of Gongs became most important part of my professional life and practice.

Hometown: Wrocław, Poland. 

Trainings: 500+ Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Rocket Vinyasa Teacher Training

MARTINA CEDERQVIST

Meet Martina. Old dancer. Devoted yogi. Lover of alignment and sequencing. Body awareness and tantra. Hip Hop fan. Playlist maker, 2nd home - California. Singer and writer. Massage Therapist. 

Hometown: Visby, Sweden

Trainings: Yogaworks 500h RYT, Restorative 25 h, Adjustments 25 h, Mentorship Training- Caroline Westling 100 h, Studies with Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, Carrie Owerko etc 100 h+

MARTINA TÖRNVALL

Meet Martina. Mantra singing kundalini yogini. Passionate about sharing her yoga. Nature buff since birth. Environmental lawyer who grew up in the countryside riding horses. Passionate about health on all levels. 

Yoga Teacher Training: 200 hr Ashtanga Vinayasa Flow. 120 hr Radiant Body Yoga with Kia Miller. Level 1 Kundaliniyoga Teach Training with Stockholm Kundaliniyoga Center

MOA GUSTAVSSON

Meet Moa. Playful, Fun-loving, Warmhearted, Happy Nurse and Yogini. Loving the body and its functions. Strong believer that the body and mind can accomplish wonders. Moa has a caring and humble way of teaching. Traveler by heart. She holds a passion for India, traditional yoga and yoga philosophy. Always a student. New mama home with her beautiful baby boy.

Hometown Stockholm

Teacher training: Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga 200h. Ashtanga Yoga, Adjustments and Myofascial Release 300h
 

 

PARVATI PETRA KALLA

Meet Parvati. Certified physiotherapist and with experience of working with stress-related illness and long term pain. Her yoga therapy work also focuses on musculoskeletal related pains. Guides creative, therapeutic Hatha influenced yoga with a humble aspiration to inspire self acceptance, self love and true health. Loves seeing yogic empiricism meeting modern science. 

Trainings: 1000+ hours of Yoga teacher trainings and studies Advaita Vedanta in the Swami Dayananda Saraswati lineage. Certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT

Parvati also offers Yoga Therapy one-on-one sessions. Visit http://www.sacredspine.se for bookings and more information. 

SANDRA WIJKMAN


Meet Sandra . Urban yogi and shaman. Fierce animal lover. Flow enthusiast. Passionate about our planet. World citizen.
Community builder. Chocolate lover. Moved by music.

Hometown : Stockholm and Palma Mallorca .
 
Trainings: 200 H Integral Yoga Institute, 200 H Yogaworks, 500 H Tantra Yoga Flow, 100 H Radiantly Alive, 50 H Yin Yoga. 2 year studies of Shamanic Healing.
 

SOFIA ELMSTRÖM

 

Meet Sofia: Devotee of Reality and Truth. Yogini since1997. Grateful to all traditions and teachers she met. Inquiring in to what life is as a human being on earth. Always curious. Very comfortable in the great unknown. Mother of 2. Follower of the path of the Goddess. Sister circles. Proud wife of Bengt. Doula and worshipper of the uterus! Studying biodynamic craniosacral therapy.

Hometown: Stockholm 

Trainings: Ishta, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Meditation, Mantra, pre-and post-natal yoga

 

SOPHIA GöTH

Meet Sophia, Amar Dev Kaur. Medicine woman. Magic hands. Mul Mantra fan. Recreation garden landscaper. Horse admirer and High Mountain Summits lover. Vogue Cover Girl. 5th Element check in attendant. Holy mother of four. World traveler. Sharing Kundaliniyoga-Bliss. 

Hometown Bromma, Sweden

Trainings: KRI Certified Practitioner of Kundalini Yoga 520 h, 21 stages of Meditation, Gong Therapy Training, Massage Therapist (2003), 1080MAP™, Movement Treatment specialist

SUDHEESH

Meet Sudhessh. Raised in yoga and tradition in Kerala. Warm humour. His classes can be perceived as "slightly" challenging, he encourages and guides yogis to pay attention to alignments. He generally keep the focus more on the asana practice of yoga.

Hometown: Kerala, India

Teacher training: Yoga Siromani, Teacher of Yoga (TTC). Ashtanga Yoga TTC (300 h). Senior Teacher of Yoga (YTTC)

http://www.ayurvedam.se/om-sudheesh/

TRISHUL

Meet Trishul. IAYT certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher, warmhearted yogini with a gentle touch and a sparkle of wisdom. Trishul’s practice spans over 30 years. Trishul is passionate about the tools yoga has to offer for daily life, especially Yoga Nidra. Trishul is on the faculty and mentors on The Urban OM Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training. 

Trishul shares her speciality of how to use props and create a safe atmosphere as she is known for in her regular classes at Urban OM - Relax Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Mamma and Baby Yoga. 

Hometown: Australia

Teacher Training: 1000 hours +, with speciality trainings in Prenatal, postnatal, Well Women Yoga Therapy.  

VICTORIA CARP

Meet Victoria. Wildchild. Mover. Cat lady. Beach stroller. Hair dye addict. Inverter. Mazarin eater. Coffee in the morning or else I die-er, introvert with a kazaam, welcomer of challenges and forever and ever: student.

Hometown: Gislaved

Trainings: 250 hr Ashtanga- and Yinyoga TT, 200 hr Hathayoga/Vinyasa krama, 50 hr Adjustments in the ashtanga intermediate series. 
 

GISELLE MARI

Meet Giselle an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and E-RYT 500, introduced to yoga in the early 90’s, featured on yogaglo.com, Giselle offers tools to comfortably lead Jivamukti inspired Strong Flow Yoga classes, focusing on guiding asana and pranayama teaching techniques, teaching methodology, hands on assisting and practicum as well as the study and chanting of yogic scriptures.

JENNY AURTHUR

Meet Jenny practicing yoga since twenty years in Los Angeles. She’s since studied with some of the most incredible teachers working today - Maty Ezraty (founder of YogaWorks), Lisa Walford, Seane Corn, and Carrie Owerko and has taught yoga to thousands of students and conducted trainings all over world as a senior Yoga Works teacher trainer.

SATYADEV BARMAN

Meet Satyadev musician from Kolkata, India, raised in an environment of rich Indian spiritual tradition, Satyadev’s mission is to revive and spread awareness of the ancient Sanskrit mantras. Satyadev carries in his heart a deep understanding of the Vedic and Yogic traditions and through joyful satsangs & kirtans he shares the key to integrating the sacred mantras and Vedic teachings in everyday life.

ISABELLA DOS SANTOS

Meet Isabella. Curious globetrotter, citizen of the world, early bird, massage therapist, former fitness guru, dancer in heart body and spirit, fascinated by nerdy details on how the body works, greets dogs on a personal level and gives amazing massages.  

Isabella teaches: Basics, Flow and Relax.

Teacher Training: S-Vyasa university Bangalore India, Immersions Anusara yoga, Julie Martin sequencing vinyasa

CAT KABIRA

Meet Cat. Unicorn. Master of the Subtle arts. Teacher Trainer. Savasana lover. "Cats before people". Tree whisperer and hugger. Secret Ballet dancer. Coffee lover. Rainbow. Shamanic magic. Will hold space for you to space out and then come back home to yourself. 

Hometown: NY, USA but lives in Ubud, Bali. 

Trainings: E-RYT 500, Yoga Teacher Trainer and Creatrix of Yoga Energetics, The Kabira School of Energy

 

MOUNI

Meet Mouni. Holistic counselor, intuitive bodyworker and nourishing energy healer from Sweden. Educated chiropractor since 20 years ago, trained in massage, polarity therapy, homeopathic medicine, energy work, cupping and yoga (500 hour).

Blending her deep knowledge of these various therapies within alternative medicine she meets you in a space of presence and gentle guidance while working deeply on your body. By tuning in to meeting you where and how you are in the moment, the “signs and symptoms” present in your body becomes more clear and you will be supported to release tensions and falling into profound relaxation.

Click here to book a session

 

SHUBHAA KASHIMA FISHER

Since 1990, Shubhaa has dedicated her life to seeking for the truth and sharing her gifts and talents with others who are also longing to open their hearts. She is a therapist and facilitator of the Path Of Love and holds a degree in Psychology, from the University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, specializing in Gestalt & Relationship Therapy. She is also a certified teacher and therapist in Co-dependency Therapy. Trained in Tantra, Bio-energetic Therapy, Rebirthing (Breath Therapy), Encounter, Bodywork, Coaching, Relationship Counselling and Trauma Therapy. 

TALIB FISHER

MEET Talib. Relationship and trauma specialist, therapist and teacher since 1994. Global leader in the Path of Love. Healer of somatic and subtle bodies. Integrated understandings of Eastern and Western methodologies. Psychology graduate at university level. Avid Osho studier.

Hometown : USA 

KIM PRAVAHI TYDEN

MEET Kim. Certified Medical Massage Therapist and BodySense Therapist. Intuitive body worker and interpreter. Releaser of blockages and tensions. Trauma healer. Life coach.

Hometown : 

Click here to book a session with Kim. 

ISKAAN

Iskaan’s understanding of the body is influenced by his training and experience in Yoga, Neo Reichian Energy work, Rebalancing, Breath work and various Holistic massage techniques. The most important ingredients, though, are his own dedication to meditation and his love for the human body.

Being present with a person, so they can have the experience of a deep letting go through touch instead of focusing on the tension became the core quality and interest in Iskaan’s Bodywork.

Click here to book a session with Iskaan. 

SUDHEESH M BALAKRISHNAN

Sudheesh was born and raised in a Hindu Pandit family in Kerala in the very south of India. Yoga vedanta and Ayurveda has been present all his life through the family’s practice, Jeevamrutha Vidyashala.

He started yoga at the age of seven together with his brothers and were also at an early stage introduced to basic Ayurvedic treatment techniques and recipes from his grandfather who practiced as an Ayurvedic Doctor. In 2003 he started to work as a massage therapist at the family clinic and later on went to work at different clinics around India.

Sudheesh is available for Ayurvedic massage and PT-yoga. 

Click here to book a session with Sudheesh. 

 

PREMALA

Meet: Premala. Leader of LetGo Meditaitons. Mum of 3 youths. Facilitator of Family constellation & holistic counsellor/therapist. Following joy. Bicycle is da shit. Driftwood painter. Ecological-vegetarian food and sustainable development lover. Mother Earth lover.

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Trainings: Training for life, Path of Love, Family Constellation Trainings

ALANDRA NAPALI KAI

Alandra offers intuitive consultations that assist individuals in accessing their highest potential and inspiring them to rise to the best they can be, uncovering and understanding their patterns, conditioning and perceived limitations, past lifetime influences and lessons. She also addressees relationships, career, health and spiritual issues or concerns, offering suggestions, tools and techniques to rebalance, integrate, and/or access what is needed.

AGNI

Agni is trained in Reichian, Breath and Gestalt therapies as well as psychic massage, counselling, inner man/inner woman and various meditative therapies. She worked for many years in the Osho Multiversity in Pune, co-leading Tantra for Women Fresh Beginnings Part 2, Sexual Deconditioning, Mystic Rose and Pulsation Training. She now lives and works in Europe leading groups and giving individual sessions.

ANIBADH

Meet Anibadh devoted meditator and passionate dancer. Certified Holistic Counsellor and Body Movement Coach. Works in prison with yoga and mindfulness. Halv german half Hungarian, former landscaping architect and wine producer, adventurer, former ashram inhabitant. Holds a black belt in karate and plays the trumpet.  Creator of Chakra Dance Meditation and leading the Chakra Breathing meditation and AUM meditation.

 

STEPHANIE VON DER THANNEN

MEET Stephanie. Certified Shiatsu practitioner. Heart person. Proud twin sister.
Nature adorer. Free dancer. Passionate about self-realization & meeting people in presence, truth and vulnerability. Enjoys playfulness, soap bubbles, climbing trees and everything that awakens awareness for the magic of the present moment. Loves playing the guitar and singing mantras.
Fascination for alternative medicine & healthy living, community & sustainability.

FROM a small mountain village in Austria. 

TRAININGS: 300h Integrated Zen Shiatsu bodywork & Traditional Chinese Medicine. 200h Hatha Yoga. Initiation in Reiki. “Path of Love” Sweden. Trainings in Tantra & tantric massage, Presence & Meditation, Qi gong & Do in, Tibetan Healing Massage.
Right now in a 1-year Zen Coaching education.

Mail: zen.shiatsu@outlook.com

ELIN BOETHIUS

Meet Elin certified holistic health coach and essential oil teacher. Passionated about connecting people to an empowered lifestyle. 

GISELLE MARI

MEET Giselle. Global yoga teacher with spunk, spirit, grit and depth. Her light-hearted but comprehensive teaching style weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful hands-on assists, funky eclectic music and an unabashed authenticity into her classes. Cover of Yoga Journal & Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. Featured in Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga” and Linda Sparrowe’s “Yoga at Home”and Stephanie Spence’s“Yoga Wisdom”. Written for Origin & Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal and is a teacher on YogaGlo. www.gisellemariyoga.com  (E-RYT500, YACEP & C-IAYT)

SATYADEV BARMAN

MEET Satyadev musician from Kolkata, India, raised in an environment of rich Indian spiritual tradition, Satyadev’s mission is to revive and spread awareness of the ancient Sanskrit mantras. Satyadev carries in his heart a deep understanding of the Vedic and Yogic traditions and through joyful satsangs & kirtans he shares the key to integrating the sacred mantras and Vedic teachings in everyday life.

ROBIN GUETH

MEET Robin the founding director of the Stress Management Center of Marin (SMC) in Larkspur (est.2000). She has been practicing for 40 years and teaching yoga therapy and stress management for over 20 years. Robin is both a teacher and a public speaker for Kaiser Permanente and was recently added to the hospital team working with Chronic Pain.

Robin develops programs and trains therapists to work in western healthcare environments:  She trains teachers for the hospital setting at Kaiser, the Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area (brain injuries and stroke), with veteran’s programs and other special populations. Her therapist training program at SMC was the first in the Bay Area to achieve national accreditation and she was recently appointed to a national committee to help other programs achieve this standard.

From athletes to veteran’s research:  Robin is in her 8th year assisting as stretching coach to a local football team.  She has seen a reduction in injury severity and concussion in her tenure there.  Also a researcher, Robin has researched techniques to improve respiratory strength and wellbeing in adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.  She has just launched a study for veterans dealing with stress in Santa Rosa.  She is also pioneering a new cell phone app with members of the Alameda Police Department that deals with fitness, diet, stress recovery and resiliency.  

Website: smcmarin.com

MICHAEL JAMES WONG

MEET Michael an international yoga teacher, meditation guide and the co-founder of Sunday School Yoga. Born in New Zealand, raised on the beaches of Santa Monica, who now calls London home, his relationship with yoga and physical movement spans over the past two decades and throughout this journey Michael has been lucky enough to travel the world sharing his teaching to all those willing to listen. Always a student first, Michael continues to practice and teach with a powerful body, and open mind and a fearless heart.
 

NEO

MEET Neo amateur gardener, father of Bhumi Alaya & former teepee owner. Wannabe artist, ex businessman and current creative entrepreneur. Passionate to evoke and inspire people to live an authentic, creative and purposeful life. Loves chopping wood and making fires in the open air.  

Founder of Urban OM. Trained as a Yoga Therapist (IAYT), Osho Therapist (Osho Risk Denmark), Yoga Teacher Trainer (E-RYT 500) and NLP Practitioner (London). Holds a Law degree (London) and studied business at Columbia Business School (NY) & IE Business School (Madrid) & THNK School for Creative Leadership (Amsterdam).

JENNY AURTHUR

MEET Jenny started practicing yoga twenty years ago in Los Angeles. She’s since studied with some of the most incredible teachers working today - Maty Ezraty (founder of YogaWorks), Lisa Walford, Seane Corn, and Carrie Owerko - and has taught yoga to thousands of students and conducted trainings all over world as a senior Yoga Works teacher trainer.

ELENA BROWER

MEET Elena. Mama, teacher, speaker, coach, and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. Influenced by several traditions including Katonah Yoga, ParaYoga and Kundalini Yoga, Elena offers practice as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for your body, mind and heart.

Her first book, Art of Attention, has been ranked number one for design on Amazon, and has now been translated into five languages. Her Audio Meditation Course work is globally renowned as a way to boost or begin a consistent practice, and the film on which she's an Executive Producer, On Meditation, is being featured on several international airlines and on national public television. Her most recent project, Teach.Yoga, is a global hub of content and inspiration for teachers of yoga, created by the teachers, for the teachers. 

ISKAAN

MEET Iskaan who's understanding of the body is influenced by his training and experience in Yoga, Neo Reichian Energy work, Rebalancing, Breath work and various Holistic massage techniques. The most important ingredients, though, are his own dedication to meditation and his love for the human body.

Being present with a person, so they can have the experience of a deep letting go through touch instead of focusing on the tension became the core quality and interest in Iskaan’s Bodywork.

 

VOLKER MEHL

MEET Volker. One of the defining minds of the modern European Ayurveda scene and with nine books the most successful, european Ayurveda book author of recent years. Among other things, he won the Gourmand World Cook Book Award twice in a row in the category Best India Cookbook in Germany. The plan was actually another ... after graduating from high school, followed by a small excursion to the university in Mainz with the degree course Catholic Theology. After only one semester, but a semblance in Hebrew, he had the idea of ​​going another way professionally. An elementary key experience was the severe cancer of his father, which brought him into contact with integrative medicine for the first time since 1990, and his experiences continue to shape his work to this day.
Thus, in 2006, with his training as an Ayurvedic Health Consultant, he made his great passion his profession and here he has also found his personal destiny and can pursue his two great passions, cooking and dealing with people every day.
The search for new inspiration led him, among other things, to the three star kitchen of the Schwarzwaldstube, then still under the direction of legend Harald Wohlfahrt. You can experience his passion for cooking with Europe-wide cooking classes and workshops live
However, not only foodies but also people with serious health problems benefit from his culinary skills and rich experience. 
Volker teaches the Ayurveda module in our Yoga Therapy Training

ANANDRA GEORGE

MEET Anandra. A pioneer in the global yoga community, Anandra has aided in re-introducing the ancient practice of sound as a fundamental practice. She created the world’s first registered yoga teacher training based entirely on the transformational power of sound (including Sanskrit, mantra, Indian classical vocal meditation, and non-violent communication for everyday life). American by birth, Indian by soul, and global citizen by expression, she helps people to transform their limiting belief systems and to cultivate their most fulfilling contribution to the world.

PRAFUL SARACINO

MEET Praful. In his sharings all around the world, he creatively integrates his life experiences as friend, husband, father, traveller and meditator, with multiple approaches for self-discovery. He is trained in Life Coaching, Counseling, Trauma Healing (Somatic Experiencing®), Family and Systemic Constellations with Bert Hellinger, Primal Work, Breath Therapy, NLP, Bioenergetic, BodyWork and Meditation. He is also a registered SIAF in Italy and a certified Trainer Holistic Counsellor. He is one of the leaders of "Path of Love" Process.
 

AGNI

MEET Agni  trained in Reichian, Breath and Gestalt therapies as well as psychic massage, counselling, inner man/inner woman and various meditative therapies. She worked for many years in the Osho Multiversity in Pune, co-leading Tantra for Women Fresh Beginnings Part 2, Sexual Deconditioning, Mystic Rose and Pulsation Training. She now lives and works in Europe leading groups and giving individual sessions.

ISA

MEET Isa who holds a degree in psychology from the University of Stockholm as well as a degree from Swedish Acadamy for Psychoterapist Education (SAPU). Part of creating Baravara and Urban OM. Leads groups at Baravara (baravara.se) and workshops at Urban OM as well as giving private sessions. 

STEPHANIE HEIDEMANN

MEET Stephanie who blends her unique background in healing and the arts into her 
modality of “Authentic Voicework.” Heidemann obtained a B.A. in Expressive Arts 
Therapy from Indiana University, and Certification in Massage Therapy from the 
Association of Research & Enlightenment. She studied classical voice technique with 
Brenda Boozer (NY Metropolitan Opera) and movement therapy with Fanchon Shur (Growth in Motion).  She sang with the award-winning a cappella world music group, “VIDA” (IMG-Artists),  who received national attention (Billboard, Dirty Linen).  Stephanie is a Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow (artist-in-residence) and has recorded her own  arrangements of early music (Sounds True, Inc.) and original music for 20 ears.  Stephanie resides in the U.S.A. raising a most boisterous son. 

 

MATTIAS SUNDMAN


Meet Mattias. Educated Gong Master and MEM Gong-Yoga teacher at his own company "Feel The Vibes - Gong, Yoga & Meditation".
Came into contact with yoga in year 2000 and it has since always been a way for him to relax and get calm, both in body and soul.
Experience the for the first time as a deepening of the savasana, and later he did not want to miss the Gong Relaxation that was offered at the Yoga festivals.

Mattias was shown images on how cells and cancer cells are affected by sound. It was stated that some sounds caused cells to light up energetically and some sounds caused cancer cells to dissolve.
This planted a seed, and a few years later he took the decision to begin his sound-journey with offering Gong Relaxation.

Mattias has now played Gong for over 5 years and plays regularly in Nynäshamn, in Stockholm and at yoga festivals all around in Sweden.
Educational, kind & warm teacher. Like to simplify and make teaching fun and easy!
He has been teaching personal Gong-training the latest years and now beginning to hold longer learn to play Gong courses.

LISA SANFILIPPO

Lisa Sanfilippo (MA, MSc, BSc), a senior yoga teacher and qualified psychotherapist, pioneered yoga for sleep recovery and the five-layered method, teaching this approach widely for more than a decade. She trains professionals (yoga teachers, therapists and health providers) with Yogacampus, and previously with the Minded Institute. Lisa teaches on both the Triyoga Teacher Training Course and Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma in London. Her two books are: Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery (Singing Dragon, 2019) and the forthcoming Sleep Recovery (Bloomsbury, 2020) and she co-authored the Insomnia chapter, with Dr Sat Bir Khalsa, in Yoga for Mental Health (K. Birch & H. Mason, Handspring, 2018).

Lisa aims to teach in an interactive, engaging, and lighthearted way, to inspire you to learn deeply and serve others with clarity, passion and compassion. 

AMRITA

Meet Emma Amrita. Bouncy beat loving brown-eyed Nacka girl. Happy, playful and slightly crazy ;). Shape shifter with rainbow hair and a contagious laughter. Former army girl and sporty spice. Strong and loving super-mum of two baby jewels. Dancing queen. Loves working out and letting go.

ISA

Urban hippie. Baby mama. Therapist & group leader. Creator of LET GO and life long music mix maker. Picky coffee drinker. Wannabe writer. Image maker and space creator. Passionate about supporting people to step out of the personality and find the courage to be real. 

Isa holds a degree in psychology from the University of Stockholm as well as a degree from Swedish Acadamy for Psychoterapist Education (SAPU). Part of creating Baravara and Urban OM. Leads groups at Baravara (baravara.se) and workshops at Urban OM as well as giving private sessions. 

MADHU

Meet Madhu. Mother of Magic Malas and two grown up sons. Beautifier and Lover
of the Ocean. Loves flowers, colors, crystals, fabrics, rituals and bees. Barefoot walker. Moon watcher. Passionate dancer and tarot card reader. Co-creator of blueLOVENOW, an organisation with the mission to bring back beauty and balance
to the Mediterranean.

KARIN

Meet Karin aka Cookie, animal lover and defender. This zingy, energetic soul is a rhythm loving, fast talking, dance enthusiastic, love practitioning, vinyasa teaching, veggie craving, yoga devoted, peace searching, happy goof. She is mesmerised by clear night skies, a full-on lyric nerd, and childishly fascinated of all there is to learn. She will probably start moving her feet to any beat that comes on, and she will always love for you to join!

JOHAN

Meet Johan a true nature romantic and explorer of emotions. He’s eager to see what awaits around the next corner, both on his spiritual journey and on the other side of those mountains in the horizon. His second home is called California, he’s both a filmmaker and a photographer, works on his own dating app and believes in the power of challenging old masks and fears. Musically he’s a real nerd with a wide range in taste, but when it comes to the dance floor he’s a sucker for well crafted melodies, heavy bass lines, disco grooves and tender bittersweetness.

VIKTOR

Meet Viktor. Singer, song-writer, all around music maker and body shaker. Flourishing yoga nerd. Puzzle and sudoku finisher. Unofficial Mr. Fix It. Soft spot for documentaries and daytime cinema. Food enthusiast. Striving for fairness and realness within ourselves, between each other and for the environment. Always up for adventure, connection and jokes!

Hometown : Järvsö, Sweden 

JOSEPHIN - CENTER MANAGER & YOGA SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Meet Josephin. Plantgirl. Inversion junkie. Lipstick lover. Spiritual goddess. Women's groups and rituals keeper. Netflix zapper. Multitasker. Bath obsessed. Closer of dance floors. Constantly hungry. Flow enthusiast.  

Hometown: Kolsva, Sweden

Mail: josephin@urbanom.se

MACIE - RECEPTION, YOGA SCHOOL ADMIN & KARMA CREW CURATOR

Meet Macie. American transplant. Nerd for words. Freshly brewed yoga teacher. Everlasting student, curious for the natural world. Barefoot being. Gypsy dancer. Storm chaser. Investor of self-care + self-love. Apple cider vinegar enthusiast. Thick smoothie + soup lover. Extroverted introvert.

Hometown : LaPorte, Indiana, US

Mail: macie@urbanom.se

VIKTOR - RECEPTION, ORDERING & SYSTEM

Meet Viktor. Singer, song-writer, all around music maker and body shaker. Flourishing yoga nerd. Puzzle and sudoku finisher. Unofficial Mr. Fix It. Soft spot for documentaries and daytime cinema. Food enthusiast. Striving for fairness and realness within ourselves, between each other and for the environment. Always up for adventure, connection and jokes!

Hometown : Järvsö, Sweden 

 

Mail: viktor@urbanom.se

KAROLINE - RECEPTION, MARKETING & COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Meet Karoline. Blue-eyed yogini and gem from the deep fjords of Norway. Container and protector of peace and calm. Inherent lover of hiking and frozen lake skinny dipping. Prospering chiropractic student. Passionate advocate for human holism. Explorer and adventurer of all hemispheres. 

Hometown : Bodø, Norway

Mail: karoline@urbanom.se

MARTINA - RECEPTION & SPACE HOLDER

Meet Martina. Proud vegan. Animal rights activist. Mountain climber. Environmentally passionate and compassionate. Previous farmer in New Zealand. Everlasting companions wit Ollie, the whipper, aka the white tiger dog. Camper and discoverer of land in her van. Artistic, romantic, and a blended introvert and extrovert. 

Mail: connect@urbanom.se

SOPHIA - RECEPTION & SPACE HOLDER

Mail: sessions@urbanom.se

KARIN ÅHGREN

Meet Karin. Animal lover and defender. Zingy, energetic soul. Rhythm loving. Dance enthusiastic. Love practitioning. Veggie craving. Yoga devoted. Peace searching, bundle of joy. Mesmerised by clear night skies. Full-on lyric nerd. Childishly fascinated of all there is to learn. She will probably start moving her feet to any beat that comes on, and she will always love for you to join!

Trainings: 400 hours Yoga Alliance Registered YTT 

VERONICA - RECEPTION & SPACE HOLDER

Meet Veronica.Used to be found in the slopes competing in something with sticks attached to the feet, realized it was weird and converted to surfing. 
Rookie yoga teacher. Popcorn lover. Attentive listener. Hakuna matata believer. Master of clumsiness. Amateur painter. Professional animal cuddler, analog nerd and adventure seeker. Believes music is life, so is coffee. And dad jokes.

Hometown: Sthlm

Mail: connect@urbanom.se

NEO - FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Amateur gardener, father of Bhumi Alaya & former teepee owner. Wannabe artist, ex businessman and current creative entrepreneur. Passionate to evoke and inspire people to live an authentic, creative and purposeful life. Loves chopping wood and making fires in the open air.

Trained as a Yoga Therapist (IAYT), Osho Therapist (Osho Risk Denmark), Yoga Teacher Trainer (E-RYT 500) and NLP Practitioner (London). Holds a Law degree (London) and studied business at Columbia Business School (NY) & IE Business School (Madrid) & THNK School for Creative Leadership (Amsterdam).

Mail: neo@urbanom.se

ISA - CREATIVE DIRECTOR & BOARD MEMBER

Urban hippie. Baby mama. Therapist & group leader. Creator of LET GO and life long music mix maker. Picky coffee drinker. Wannabe writer. Image maker and space creator. Passionate about supporting people to step out of the personality and find the courage to be real. 

Isa holds a degree in psychology from the University of Stockholm as well as a degree from Swedish Acadamy for Psychoterapist Education (SAPU). Part of creating Baravara and Urban OM. Leads groups at Baravara (baravara.se) and workshops at Urban OM as well as giving private sessions. 

Mail: isa@urbanom.se

JORGEN ASANGO BLADH - BOARD MEMBER

Business boss. Intrapreneur. Midas Touch. Devotee. Tells it how it is. MIT Sloane MBA Grad. Ex-McKinsey. Venture Capitalist - Northzone. Father of daughters. Lives with horses but not into horse riding. Genious IQ and lovable cool nerd. 

FILIP GRUFMAN - BOARD MEMBER

Angel investor and angel in many ways. Ex wine wizard. Sincerly authentic. Networker. Multi disciplinarian entrepreneur. Life lover. Pappa. Moves and grooves dividing time between many creative interests. 

A HEARTFUL COMMUNITY OF MOVERS, SHAKERS AND CHANGEMAKERS WHO VALUE LOVE, TOGETHERNESS AND TRUTH