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Yoga Teacher Training Sweden

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Sweden.

Join this yoga teacher training for an immersion into the yogic lifestyle and the path of teaching from the heart. Throughout this program, you will have the experience of living in a community while being surrounded by the healing power of nature, learn about the practice and teaching skills, including organizing a class, creating confidence, pranayama, philosophy, and making postural corrections. You will learn to teach yoga with precision alignment, emphasizing heart-felt presence.

Meet the instructors

Nicolina & Christopher (Shane)
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Mainly focused on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga
  • Experience Dharma, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Prana Flow, Kundalini, Restorative, and Yin yoga styles
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 17 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

17 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 21 participants
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During this teacher training, you will stay either in a shared twin room or a private deluxe tent at Shambala Gatherings Center. Shambala features two yoga spaces, one of 100 square meters and another of 50 square meters, 15 twin guest rooms, a teacher house, a treatment room, a projector, a guest house, an art studio, Wi-Fi service, a sound system, the main kitchen and a small kitchen, a library, a sauna, and a dining room, all set in an idyllic space surrounded by lakes and deep forests. The total capacity in the summer season is 38 people. The total capacity during the winter season is 34 people. Shambala is not a luxurious place, the facilities are simple, but its walls are full of soul.



Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)

During this yoga teacher training, you will practice a non-denominational style of yoga instruction, comprised of the strengths of selected yoga lineages including Yin yoga, Vinyasa flow yoga, Dharma yoga, and Iyengar yoga. Throughout your yoga teacher training, you will receive guidance on how to establish yourself as a professional yoga teacher.

Classes on the business of yoga are included in the curriculum as is ongoing support. The residential retreat-style program is 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified. The foundation of each yoga teacher training program is based on the heart-centered Vinyasa flow sequences. The curriculum of this training will enable you to formulate and nurture your own personal teaching style. Yandara Yoga Institute will give you a 200-hour teaching certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Monday to Saturday schedule

  • 07:00 Practice and instruction of yoga flow and walking and sitting meditation
  • 08:30 Healthy and delicious breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga class on teacher training practice and instruction
  • 13:30 Brunch
  • 15:00 Student practice on teaching and workshop on communication and presentation, skills
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Satsang, meditation, music, kirtan, yoga philosophy, and discussion

Sunday schedule

  • 07:00 Nature hike or yoga class
  • 08:30 Healthy and delicious breakfast
  • 09:30 Yoga workshop
  • 11:30 Free time
  • 16:30 Student practice on teaching and workshop on communication and presentation, skills
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Sauna time

Yoga Alliance standards curriculum

Techniques (100 hours)

Includes asanas, simple breathing exercises, chanting, and sitting and walking meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and their practice.

Teaching methodology (20 hours)

Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and deepening communication skills.

Anatomy and physiology (20 hours)

Includes both physical anatomy and bodily systems, organs, and subtle or pranic anatomy and physiology on chakras and Nadis.

Philosophy, ethics, and lifestyle (30 hours)

Study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, living the life of the yogi, truthfulness, and self-introspection reading.

Practicum (15 hours)

Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.

Electives (30 hours)

Electives drawn from the other categories including natural diet and health.

Contact hours (180 hours minimum)

Contact hours mean that the teacher trainer is physically in the presence of the student. Non-contact or independent study hours may include assigned reading.

Non-contact or independent study hours (20 hours minimum)

Non-contact hours mean learning when the teacher trainer is not present. This may include assigned reading or other homework, unsupervised study groups, and observing other students' instruction.


Nicolina Sandstedt

Christopher (Shane) Perkins

Retreat location

The training is hosted at the intimate Shambala Gatherings Community and Retreat Center, two hours north of Stockholm.



  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Studio


  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this teacher training, you will be served three daily delicious locally sourced vegetarian meals. The menu at Shambala Center is inspired by the Ayurvedic tradition of food preparation and proper food combination. The meals are vegan and gluten-free, made from mainly organic products, and locally produced vegetables and honey when possible. Side meals options for those that like dairy and regular bread are also available and also, products that generally create allergies are avoided. There is a small garden at the center, focused mainly on salad greens, herbs, and root vegetables.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

During this training, you may also enjoy massages and craniosacral treatments at the Shambala Retreat Center for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian organic meals
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Course tuition
  • Daily yoga classes and course curriculum lessons

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation
  • Coursebooks
  • Laundry

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Stockholm

  • You may take road E18 towards Oslo.
  • After having passed through Vasteras, take a right on route 66 towards Ludvika.
  • After about 30 kilometers, take a left on road 233 towards Skinnskatteberg.
  • Right before arriving at the center of town you will see on your right a company called Team Dck, turn right at this point and follow the dirt road to Borntorpet.

Arrival by train

From Arlanda International Airport (ARN) or Vasteras International Airport (VST), you may take a train to Skinnskatteberg.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Thursday July 7, 2022
Departure: Sunday July 24, 2022

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