Become a certified yoga teacher!




March 9 – 20, 2024
Studying with Emma Slow – anatomy and physiology

March 31 – April 13 2024
Training with Janne Kontala (Jayananda)

April 15 – 26, 2024
Studying with Jan Simak – asana practice, meditation, and philosophy


This training draws on the hatha yoga sequence, known as Surya Namaskara, which typically involves 12 steps that flow from one asana to the next. It is the best known sequence of modern yoga and has a deep spiritual significance. Suryanamaskara program focuses on alignment and ujjayi breath to be applied in meditation and asana practice.

This RYT 200 hrs is delivered in a Hybrid Learning mode. A smart combination of in-person (onsite) training, live online sessions, and pre-recorded lectures. Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers.


Package 1

€2360 €1990

single room with shared bathroom

Tuition fee 1450€

food 340€

single room 200€

Package 2

€2360 €1990

Shared studio (kitchen and bathroom)

yoga teacher training shared studio

Tuition fee 1450€

food 340€

Shared studio 200€

Package 3

€2360 €1990

Shared apartment (bedroom, kitchen & dining, bathroom)

Tuition fee 1450€

food 340€

Shared apartment 200€

Your teachers

Jan Simak

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Jan has been practicing Yoga for the last ten years, with a special interest in philosophy and meditation.

Being trained in various systems including Sivananda Yoga, Gokul Yoga, and Purna yoga and having spent five years of his life in ashramas around the globe in order to deepen his insights into the true Yoga tradition, he now works full-time as a Yoga Teacher. Originally from Germany, he is currently employed as a senior teacher trainer at the Byron Yoga Center (Australia). He regularly travels to Malaysia to practice with and teach for his teacher and guide Jani Jaatinen (Gokulacandra Das)

Janne Kontala

E-RYT500, YACEP, PhD in Religious Studies

Author of the books Inner Yoga and a commentary to Yoga-sutra. Janne practices yoga since 1992. His training includes traditional ashram-studies, contemporary applications, as well as academic study of religion.

His special interest lies in combining the wisdom of yoga philosophy, the sacred sound of mantras, and the techniques of mental stillness with contemporary physically oriented yoga. Currently, Janne teaches in the Nordic countries and Benelux, educating both practitioners and teachers in the physical, meditational, and philosophical aspects of yoga.

Visit Janne’s website here

Anatomy in a yoga teacher training classEmma Slow

E-RYT 200

Emma’s yoga path started in 1999 – 2000 with Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Emma also studied yoga therapy and has been teaching a wide range of yoga at several locations in Finland and abroad since 2008.

Currently, in addition to her weekly lessons and courses, she trains with Janne Kontala slow yoga instructors in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oulu. Key themes in her teaching are anatomy, body function, therapeutic perspective, and increased awareness and safety in practice.


Intended to take individuals deeper into an exploration of principles of the energetic aspects of asanas, and the basics of yoga foundation, breath and movement.
Students will learn different breathing practices such as ujjayi breath, viloma breath, and kapalabhati. They will learn how to bring awareness to feel the breath by observing the rhythm of the inhalation, exhalation and pause.

Various techniques of meditation and preparatory techniques, learning kirtan, or chanting mantras together with othe

Brief lectures on mechanics of joints and movement, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system and digestive system. This section also prepares students to understand the basic risks involved with practicing during pregnancy, although the course will not prepare the students for guiding a pre-natal class.
Students will learn postural alignment and principles of adjustment and modifications for certain conditions.

Students will practice and learn how to use positive language to optimize verbal instruction within a class.

Discussion on the ethics of yoga for a teacher, based on the principles of karma-yoga in Bhagavad Gita.

Hands-on skills for assisting your students. How to plan a class and approach a teaching situation (sequencing rules, adapting class for different groups, etc.). Each student will teach one session as a lead instructor and will be required to assist when others are teaching.

Central principles of effective techniques for personal practice. Developing a strategy to maintain daily or weekly time for practice.
The philosophical foundation of yoga and the key teachings of the traditional texts: the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga-sutras. How yoga philosophy provides several maps or instruction manuals for improving the quality of life and experience.