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23 - 26 May
13 - 17 NovEMBER


+ 2 online trainings


Yoga Folks Studio, Åsögatan 166
Möllan Retreat Place, Småland



60 000 kr
You get a 50% discount on our memberships while in the training

All Yoga Folks graduates get a discount of 5.000 SEK

Payment can be made in instalments

(except for The Yoga Sutras, closed for 300 hour students only)
Welcome to our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program, a heartwarming invitation to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and the realization of your full potential. This training is your next step to truly understand yourself and deepen your expertise. It encompasses a wide spectrum of yoga practices, from refining your cuing of yoga asanas to delving into the intricacies of pranayama, meditation, subtle body awareness, and the art of deep relaxation.

Our approach is grounded in the essence of the human being, following the path of the 5 Koshas, layer by layer, towards the innermost core within us - the state of bliss. We embrace the holistic foundations of yoga, encompassing the four pillars:
  • Bhakti Yoga: Through chanting, ceremony, rituals and celebration, we deepen our connection to the divine and cultivate devotion.
  • Jnana Yoga: We immerse ourselves in the ocean of philosophy and self-inquiry, navigating the profound teachings of Vedanta.

    Karma Yoga: We refine our skills as teachers, enhancing our ability to share yoga with others and reach new individuals, in new ways.
  • Raja Yoga: We emphasize embodied practice, where sharing yoga stems from the source of our own experiences. We encourage establishing a steady home practice of asanas, a pranayama sadhana, kriya discipline, and creating a personal altar for prayers and rituals.
Each morning commences with a 2-hour practice that includes asanas, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and meditation. Depending on the module, you can expect a diverse range of lectures, practical sessions, and discussions. We believe in the importance of active participation in the learning process, not merely passive listening.

For those enrolled in the 300-hour training, there will be ongoing practices, recommended readings from our curated book list, and 2 online courses. These courses include the study of the Upanishads with Josephin and a deep exploration of the Yoga Sutras with Satyadev. Additionally, between module 3 and 4, there is a group project that involves 10-15 hours of collaborative work with another student over a span of three months.

Upon completion of each course, you will receive a certificate that reflects your achievement. After successfully finishing all five modules, the group work and the online courses, you have the opportunity to certify as a 300-hour graduate. To obtain this certificate, you will need to design and teach a 90-minute class at the studio in accordance with our exam guidelines.
If you completed your initial training with us, you can also earn a 500-hour YF-certificate.

Join us in this professional yet nurturing environment, where we guide you to deepen your understanding of yoga and self. It's a path to becoming an exceptional teacher, and we look forward to being part of your transformative journey.

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Tap, click, or high-five each topic to find out more about what we will be exploring throughout the training.

Subtle body

How amazing isn't the idea that there is so much happening within us - in the subtle layer of ourself. We will work with the qualities of the goddesses in each module, reflecting and representing qualities within us. We are getting nerdy about the Vayus, the Mudras and the Chakras, exploring Bandhas and the Nadis.

Grow as
a teacher

Our mission is to give you tools and insights to be more uniquely YOU - some of the lectures and discussions will be around techniques, others around exploring new ideas and ways. We want you to leave this training with a bigger palette of what yoga can be, and how you can share it more widely, more authentically and more enjoyably.


Inhale, exhale and all the pauses in between - so much to get geeky about! We are using traditional Pranayama, exploring modern Breathwork and understanding the physiology of it all.


In the name of Vinyasa Krama Yoga we will continuously add to the toolbox of how to think when it comes to putting asanas together - and enhancing the asanas with the colors of pranayama, mudras, bandhas and mantra - to a complete experience.

Deepen your practice

There are a heck ton of practice that comes with this training, you've gotta fill up your own bowl before you can pour from it. Get ready for a transformative year on and off the mat.


We find it respectful and important to honor the roots in as many ways as we can, using Sanskrit it one - and we'll spend some time to work on our understanding and pronounciation of it.


Oxytocin is reeeeeal, honey! Being able to support our students with skilled touched is something that can make the understanding of bodies and movement shoot through the roof. Adding in transitional assisting, more advanced asanas and adding in restorative assisting with props you'll walk out of this module with pure gold in your hands.
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Course content




Wednesday to Friday 06:30-17:30
Saturday 07:30-18:00
Sunday 07:30-16:00
+ prep work ca 8-10 hrs to complete online before start of the module

Get ready for a 5-day yoga training experience that's not your average sun salutation! This immersive course is all about rolling up your sleeves and getting hands-on with the vibrant world of Vinyasa Krama Yoga teachings.
We'll take you on a journey through the art of assisting, dive deep into the dynamic realm of anatomy in motion, and explore some fantastic yoga poses, from the basics to the oh-so-”advanced”. 

As teachers, we're not just about book smarts; we're all about creating a groovy, inward journey for our students. This course combines a thorough exploration of asana poses and alignment with a blueprint for becoming the embodiment of yogic mastery.

You'll walk out from this module more equipped and skilled in hands-on assisting, with a greater understanding of anatomy and asanas, and clearer insights in philosophy.


  • Lots of practice
    Embodiment of asanas comes from practicing yourself. This module's classes are going to be inspired by the 2 first Mahavidyas - the great goddesses Kali and Tara.
  • Anatomy
    We'll geek out on biomechanics and explore the thrilling partnership between the pelvis and spine. You'll be a wizard of muscles by the end of this module, with the help of physiotherapist, yoga therapist and teacher Ida Farneman.
  • Asana Lab
    We'll dissect yoga poses to uncover their secrets, connecting the dots and finding the hidden dance of movement. When we understand the 3 planes of movement we can highjack the intelligence behind them when it comes to linking all poses together.
  • Art of Assisting
    Get ready to discover how your hands on your students' bodies can help them groove to the rhythm of self-awareness, alignment, and a deeper connection with their inner yogi in the room. This is a continuation of your foundational knowledge of hands-on, we'll jive with both the most common asanas but add in transitions, inversions, props, modifications and restorative poses.
  • Yogic philosophy
    In our lectures and discussion around yogic philosophy and self-inquiry this module we will look into the Mahavidyas, the 10 Great Goddesses. We're also working on finding our true path, our dharma, in new ways, as well as rediscovering the Koshas.

Study of Upanishads

Started March

Online zoom course with Josephin, the timing for the course will be set together with the group closer to the start of the training. It's a 12 week course, where you meet every 2 weeks (=6 sessions) over zoom for 90 min per session.


  • Diving into the Vedas and Upanishads is like unlocking the treasure chest of Indian culture, philosophy, and deep thoughts. It's not just a cultural thing; it's a practical life manual. The Upanishads are your go-to guide for acing the game of existence.
    Picture this: Brahman, Atman, Karma, Prakriti, Pranava – it's like a cosmic buffet of spiritual and philosophical wisdom. These teachings are the real deal, timeless nuggets that make you not just strong in mind but also give life more meanings.
    While you're rocking the 21st century, the Upanishads are the OG life coaches. Their teachings never go out of style; they're like the timeless classics of wisdom that keep making life awesome.
  • We will study:
    - Katha
    - Kena
    - Isha
    - Mundaka
    - Prasna
    - Taittiriya
    - Chandogya
    - Brihadaranyaka
    - Mandukya
    - Aitarey
    ‍- Svetasvatara


Dates 2025 TBA

Thursday & Friday 6:30-17:30
Saturday 7:30-18:00
Sunday 7:30-16:00
+ prep work ca 4-5 hours to complete online before the start of the module

Take a moment to pause and consider the transformative power of a single breath. In this module, we embark on a profound exploration of the impact and significance of conscious breathing. We delve into the functions, the myriad benefits, and the life-altering reasons that make the art of breathing truly remarkable.

Through the timeless techniques of classical pranayama and dedicated sadhana, we uncover a diverse array of breathing practices, enabling us to discern the perfect practice for each unique moment. Our journey extends beyond mere breath control; we gain a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of respiration while delving into the art of breathwork, differentiating its various aspects. 

But that's not all! As we immerse ourselves in the world of breath, we simultaneously nurture our awareness of Sanskrit. We engage in a start of the study of Sanskrit and lay the foundation for understanding basic translations, forging a deeper connection to the roots of yoga.

So, join us as we breathe life into this transformative module, where the rhythm of your breath becomes the gateway to a world of wisdom and self-discovery. It's a journey where each inhale and exhale is a step towards a more you-er you.

You'll walk out of this module ready to teach pranayama classes and courses, build programs for your students and with a dedicated sadhana for yourself.


  • Pranayama sadhana
    We will have 2 pranayama practices per day, and as a prerequisite for the training you will get a daily practice to start at home 21 days before. The sadhana will include different pranayams and breathwork practices.
  • The physiology of respiration
    Gain a wider knowledge of how it works, why it works and what it affects in the body and brain with Ida Farneman. Our breath isn't just your everyday inhale and exhale – it's the funky conductor of a symphony that influences everything from your nervous system to your heart's groove, your immune system's jam, and even the dance moves of your digestive system. The list goes on and it's all about the breath's influence!
  • Study of Sanskrit
    A first step into the world of pronunciation, the vowels, syllables and grammar. To know how to read the many sanskrit words you meet in the study and sharing of yoga, it feels quite important to honor the sounds and vibrations of this language.
  • Breathwork
    Emil Nylander is joining us on this course to shine light on the practice of Breathwork, to discuss similarities and differences, have you try new ways of breathing and understand more about breath retention and capacity.


23 - 26 May

Thursday & Friday 6:30-17:30
Saturday 7:30-18:00
Sunday 7:30-16:00
+ prep work ca 7 hours to complete online before the start of the module

Join us for an enriching 4 day journey that transcends the boundaries of body and mind. In this module, we invite you to explore active meditations, the power of your voice, and the artistry of yoga sequencing. It's a heartfelt voyage toward holisticransformation.Meditation is more than stillness; it's a vibrant tapestry of experiences. Within these days, we unravel a diverse array of meditation techniques, from rhythmic shaking and spirited dancing to the profound depths of OSHO meditations.

Embrace your unique voice with the guidance of our gifted voice therapist, Kim Gajraj. This journey delves into the realms of vulnerability, strength, and the resonant depths of your own voice.

This course is dedicated to cultivating a profound connection with a complete yoga practice. As teachers, our duty is to craft practices that offer depth, balance, and intention. We weave philosophy and anatomy to create comprehensive, meaningful experiences.
Prepare to expand your teaching repertoire as we delve into the intricacies of course and workshop setup. We'll elevate your cueing and enhance your teaching palette with a spectrum of vivid hues.

Come, be a part of this nurturing experience, where professionalism meets warmth. It's an invitation to explore, learn, and grow, surrounded by like-minded souls.

You'll walk out of this module with the skills to teach a variety of meditations, that you can blend into your yoga classes or facilitate moving meditation classes and courses. You will also have a broader understanding of how to create well rounded, intelligently sequenced classes and workshops, while in better contact with your voice so that you can teach them clearly.


  • Voice therapy work
    Incredible Kim Gajraj leaves no one unaffected, and she’s bringing all her wisdom, power and the many tools into this exploration of your voice. This will be something to shake up your roots, replant yourself in a new light and enhance your feeling of connection to yourself. How can we be clear and heard, if we do not know our voice?
  • Loads of practice
    Much of this module will be spent in the energy of meditation, in various ways. We will discover the differences between the many styles of meditation, both from experience and discussion.
  • Sequencing
    We're staying in the realm of Vinyasa Krama Yoga when we take a closer look at sequencing. This style is hugely creative, therefor putting a ton of importance on artistry with insights. We will look at sequencing to the arc as well as to the circle, working with blueprints of the goddesses and within the planes of movement. The aim is that you come out of this module highly inspired, courageous to paint outside the box and make your classes feel more authentically you.
  • Tantric goddesses
    As in every module, there will be a lecture on the Mahavidyas, this time we'll meet with Bhairavi and Chinnamasta


4 - 8 September

Wednesday - Friday 6:30-17:30
Saturday 7:30-18:00
Sunday 7:30-16:00
+ prep work ca 7 hours to complete online before the start of the module

Discover the art of meditation and the path to true focus and concentration with Josephin in this  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 module 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. 

In our quest to befriend the mind, we understand that mental health is a vital subject to explore. Our Yoga Therapist, Ida Farneman, will lead you on a journey to teach trauma-informed practices, delve into stress management, and look deeper into the intricacies of the nervous system and its responses.
Together with Sammy Furnival you will also experience 25 hours of Yin Yoga - and get friendly with a new set of ideas around stretching, connective tissues, meridians and observing the mind.

You'll walk out of this module equipped with the tools to teach seated meditation classes and courses, design classes around stress management and know how to work in a more trauma informed way.


  • Meditation
    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 dive into the world of Yin Yoga alongside our experienced teacher, Sammy Furnival. 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.
  • Yoga Therapy
    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.

Study of Yoga Sutras

Start September

Online zoom course with Satyadev, the timing for the course will be set together with the group closer to the start of the training. It's a 12 week course, where you meet every 2 weeks over zoom for 90 min per session.


    Embarking on the path to becoming a yogi necessitates a heightened awareness of the influence exerted by both personal and external perceptions on our cognitive processes, judgment, decision-making, and subsequent actions.To cultivate a state of non-attachment is to liberate oneself from undue external influences and foster mental equilibrium. This objective is facilitated through the delicate calibration of the Gunas—fundamental qualities of energy, encompassing Tamas (symbolizing darkness and chaos), Rajas (representing activity and passion), and Sattva (indicating beingness and harmony).Striving for equilibrium among these energetic qualities serves as a mechanism for fortifying the mind against external influences. The ultimate aspiration is to transcend the influence of the Gunas entirely, aspiring towards the attainment of Samprajnata Samadhi—a state of discerning contemplation marked by profound mental clarity and liberation.
    In the second chapter, on enlightenment, Patanjali serves as a guide, instructing on the meticulous construction of the foundations for Samadhi. This involves a gradual process akin to building a mental fortress, emphasizing the importance of orderliness before entering a state of receptive meditation. The journey involves overcoming obstacles, cultivating a detached perspective on life, and dissolving the ego through dedicated meditation.
    The Eight Limbs of Yoga serve as a comprehensive practice, aligning the mind, body, and spirit in preparation for the transcendental state of Samadhi. Among the prescribed practices is Pratipaksha Bhavan, a method aimed at counteracting negative thoughts with positive affirmations, fostering not only joy but also self-realization.Integral to this progression is the practice of asanas, serving as a physical prelude to meditation. By engaging in these postures, the practitioner readies the body to withdraw the senses from external stimuli, facilitating a focused journey inward. In this disciplined approach, one endeavors to navigate the path to profound self-discovery and superconscious awareness.
    This book unveils the incredible possibilities of yoga – enter the realm of Siddhis, those supernatural superpowers you can unlock through the last three limbs of Raja Yoga: Concentration (Dharana), Meditation (Dhyana), and Complete Integration (Samadhi). Blend them together in the magic mix called Samyama, and voila! You're on the path to enlightening your mind by keeping the info overload in check.
    And, the grand finale – Samadhi. It's that sweet spot where nothing is missing. Observe yourself to really know yourself, unveiling the true light after tossing aside the external influences. Sure, life throws distractions, but we swing by the practice to turn inward, managing that sweet connection with the true self.
    The last chapter ties it all up, showing how a yogi's vibe reaches absolute levels – we're talking Kaivalyam, the absolute and limitless state. The Eight Limbs of Yoga, especially the final three, work their magic, creating a chill, karmic-free zone for the yogi. Death? No biggie. Eternal life desire kicks in.

    But wait, there's more! This book spills the tea on the karmic fate of those who snooze on life's journey vibes. Forget reflecting, and boom – they might unknowingly rerun life scenarios or score less-than-stellar outcomes in the sequel.


13 - 17 November
Möllan Retreat

Starting Wednesday 16:00, so there is time for you to travel to Småland during the day. We end on Sunday around noon, for you to make it home in good time for dinner.
A day will look something like this:
06:30-08:30 Morning practice
08:30-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-13:00 Lectures & classes
13:00-15:00 Lunch & sauna, time to wander to forest and rest
15:00-18:30 Lectures & classes
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-20:30 Rituals and storytelling

Prep work ca 8 hours to complete online before the start of the module

This module has an extra cost of ca 4800 SEK for accommodation and food; 3 healthy, hearty meals per day and sleep in shared rooms.

Welcome to your home away from home, a sanctuary of pure bliss!
Join us for a short week retreat at the Möllan Retreat Center in the serene landscapes of Småland. This idyllic setting offers the perfect environment for rejuvenation, reflection, and renewal. While our days are brimming with enriching practices and insightful lectures, we've carved out ample time for you to savor the enchanting surroundings, including the sacred forest, the tranquil lake, and a soothing sauna.

On this profound journey, together with Josephin, we are honored to have Satyadev with us. With his profound knowledge of Vedanta and self-inquiry, he'll usher you into a realm of philosophy through the magic of mantras, enlightening satsangs, engaging discussions, and meaningful rituals.

We encourage you to embark on a kriya practice, which you can begin three weeks before our Möllan adventure and carry on throughout the retreat—and, ideally, beyond. Our evenings will be filled with captivating storytelling and heartfelt sharing, as we delve into the captivating world of the goddesses Matangi and Kamala.

Join us in this welcoming, professional, and transformative environment, where you'll find a harmonious blend of learning, growth, and connection. Your journey toward greater self-awareness and teaching excellence begins here, and we can't wait to share it with you.

You'll walk out of this module with a deeper insight to Yogic Philosophy, Vedanta and self-knowledge. You will be able to share more of these subjects in your classes, and you will be able to teach Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.


  • Bhakti Yoga
    This whole module will be anchored in Bhakti yoga - devotional practices, lots of singing and sharings. We will create our rest nests, build a shrine, gather around the fire and sit with truth - whatever that may be for You.
  • Restorative Yoga
    The physical part in this module will revolve around restorative yoga, allowing you to not only experience but also master the art of stillness, support, and comfort. By the end of this training, you'll be equipped to share the gift of Restorative yoga with your own students.
  • Yoga Nidra
    Furthermore, we'll immerse ourselves in the realm of Yoga Nidra, unlocking the wisdom of this state of heightened awareness through the exploration of its ten stages, its myriad benefits, and the underlying physiology. As teachers, you'll learn how to infuse this practice to your classes with knowledge and warmth, creating a space of profound welcoming.
  • Philosophy & self-inquiry
    This module gives us plenty of time to have continued discussions, and get groovy curious about Vedanta, philosophical texts and uplifting practices.
  • Rituals & prayers
    Growing up with rituals and prayers, Satyadev will share his love to these practices by inviting you to join in, get inspired and take some with you home.


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Josephin Westerlund is our founders of Yoga Folks and the mother of all our trainings. She has been teaching classes, workshops and facilitating trainings for the past decade in Sweden and England.
With a dedication of giving her students the best experience possibly she teaches with a large dose of knowledge and humour, she has a warm way of seeing everyone for their own unique way and allow them to spark fully.

Josephin has over 1800 hours of training (Vinyasa Krama, Bhakti Yoga, Restorative yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, PT, Hands on assist, Sequencing, Yin yoga, Womans therapy and Yoga Nidra) and 10 years of facilitating/teaching.

Ida Farneman 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 it's 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.

Kim Gajraj is a voice therapist with a background of holding space for individuals and groups in workshop and training sessions.
She has spent much of her life traveling the world, often working with indigenous groups and learning their music and their wisdom.

Her curiosity has taken her through many different adventures in many different places, but has also sent her on deep inner journeys of self-exploration and growth. Kim will introduce you to a a voice journey to familiarise yourself with your voice, as well as give you the tools to use its full potential.

Sammy Rainbow Furnival 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.

Emil Nylander is a Breathwork guide, Functional Breathing instructor and yoga teacher - and has a fantastic way of keeping his teachings incredibly attainable and interesting.

Satyadev was brought up in Kolkata, India, in an environment clouded with devotion and tradition. Nowadays he lives in Denmark with wife and children, and has been the main philosopy teacher of many teachers at Yoga Folks.

Satyadev is a musician and an artist, carries a huge understanding and love towards Vedic and yogic rituals, and the power of ancient mantra. He will bring in the self inquiry part of the training, mixed with singing and storytelling.

Filippa is one of your teachers here at Yoga Folks and it’s actually right here where her yoga journey began. After practicing for a while she decided to join the first training, and boy are we happy about that! Now she works as a yoga teacher in studios and with businesses, and together with a friend she has a community for women where they facilitate space through yoga, meditation, reflection, dancing and singing.

Filippa will be one of our mentors and assist during the training, where she will be participating the whole training and be a support for you all.

Free Information Talk

3 FEB 14.00
Warmest welcome dear curious teachers, to this little class followed by a chat about our 300 hour training. You get to meet the Head teacher Josephin and our lovely assistant for the training. We'll go through the content and schedule, the format and the set up.
You can book it through the schedule, or by filling our the form just below (contact us).

If you cannot come for the INFO TALK, please schedule a chat!
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