You may have seen in our newsletter that we are planning a yoga retreat with the dream team in Portugal in 2022 and we have had a great response already!

We are still in planning stages, and in summer 2021 we’ll travel to Portugal to do research for a new venue, to invite you to for a fantastic experience in 2022! Something wonderful to look forward to! 
In the meantime, we wanted to share a little bit more information about us…

Jennie Wadsten (E-RYT 500)

Jennie is E-RYT 500 (Experienced Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance, USA) and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and she is involved in teacher training programs and workshops worldwide.

Jennie fell in love with yoga in 1997 and has been teaching since 2005. Following her fascination for yoga, she has completed several teacher trainings and workshops of different styles and approaches over the years, including: Yoga Nidra, Anusara yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Virya yoga, Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Ayurvedic yoga massage, Nutrition and Anatomy.

More about Jennie…

Melanie Cooper (E-RYT 500)

Melanie has been teaching yoga since 1997 and teaching Yoga Nidra since 2004. Her love of yoga comes through strongly in her teaching. She is passionate about the ability of Yoga Nidra to heal and transform peoples’ lives. Her focus is making it right for everyone individually.

Melanie divides her time between Bristol and Goa, practicing and teaching yoga and sometimes you can see her dancing on the beach. She runs teacher trainings and retreats in UK, Sweden, Crete and India and is the author of ‘Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana’.

Josefin Wilkstrøm (Minded Yoga therapist, TCTSY-F, E-RYT, YACEP)

Founder and Executive Director Trauma Informed Yoga and Movement Sweden, Director of Programs PYP Europe and India, co-founder of the evidence based Swedish prison yoga project- Krimyoga. Developer of trauma informed therapeutic yoga, dance and movement programs for forensic psychiatry, juvenile justice systems, refugee integration and trauma treatment centers for exposed yoth and children.

Josefin has developed the therapeutic programs for the book ”Yoga Therapy for Prisoners Mental Health”. Published in Mexico 2019 created by Lusia Perez, financed by the UN and the Mexican government.

Stu Girling (Anatomy Geek)

Stu has been teaching yoga related anatomy for the last 7 years both on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has been practicing yoga for 15 years, has a BSc Hons in Health Studies and for the last 10 years has been offering Therapeutic Bodywork exclusively for yoga practitioners. The underlying philosophy that guides what he shares is that knowledge is of no value unless we can understand how to use it and have use for it. With this in mind the workshops he offers focus on: what makes us individual, how can we understand our limitations and restrictions and how can we avoid injury and create balance. Stu endeavours to bring as much fun and practical experimentation into every workshop and remphasises the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather that getting bogged down in the detail.