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Yoga and the power of dance behind the walls

Yoga and the power of dance behind the walls

A trauma-adjusted program with a blend of physical challenge, breathing exercises, dance movements and guided relaxation. The power of the rhythm
Throughout history, man has always danced, through joy and strong emotion, the dance has given expression to our inner emotional landscape.
Rhythm and dance have the power of creating a community without words, losing negative stress, creating joy and a strong body language.The class is a combination of motion therapy elements and pure joy from crazy Bollywood choreographies and electronic rhythms.
We review how dance can help in different forms of traumatization and what happens in the body on a deeper level, the neurological clutches of the brain and the nervous system.
Welcome to dance as if you won a lottery!
Best of all..Nothing can be wrong.
No prior knowledge required.
We dance barefoot and be prepared to sweat!

Josefin Wikström

Josefin has practiced and studied yoga for the past 24 years. She has many years of experience working with children and adults who have undergone trauma both in India and in Sweden. The classes are designed from this practical work and her own experiences that yoga and dance are incredibly simple, effective and joyful methods that can be used by everyone. Josefin was educated through The Trauma Institute in Boston, USA, led by Bessel van der Kolk, MD, a leading authority in trauma research. In her programs, trauma sensitive yoga is also included through several training courses and collaboration with James Fox, founder of The Prison Yoga Project USA, as well as motion therapy with Tripura Kashyap in India.

Eva Seilitz

Eva Seilitz holds a Masters in religion and inter faith studies degree in Religion and Life Sciences, and is a certified Hatha yoga teacher in Sweden and the United States. She has previously worked as a public health coordinator for the municipality of Norrtälje, and for eight years she laid the foundations for the National Defense Agency's national yoga concept. A yoga concept that is evidence-based and builds on the latest research, which she developed in collaboration with Josefin Wikström and her colleagues in the Criminal Care. In the autumn of 2017 she, together with Josefin Wikström, has developed a trained yoga program for the legal psychiatric regional clinic in Vadstena. Eva works widely in different areas of society to strengthen a life of meaning, direction and existential health. Her primary teacher and mentor was the scientist Jonas Salk who, at the time, produced the polio vaccine and wrote a series of books about human evolution and human condition in the cosmos. A visionary force that has been guiding Eve since they met in Santa Barbara in 1974.

Samir Sabri

Samir Sabri is a highly appreciated and experienced lecturer and yoga teacher who through his strong history raises many emotions. But he also describes that there is a way out of crime and addiction. Sabri is the initiator of 2nd Chance that work to prevent crime, to get young people at risk of getting into crime or stuck in a drug addiction to see other opportunities. In order to make people able and willing to turn their lives, cooperation, willingness and understanding between the individual and other actors are required.

Tony Puustinen

Tony Puustinen is a former inmate who today is a trained yoga teacher inspired by embodied flow; Anusara, the basis being from the classic Hatha yoga and being a Reiki healer. He is currently educating himself to be a relationship coach. Tony has a long experience of abuse, crime, gangs and time in prison (about 10 years of effective time) before throwing in the towel and making a move to Asia. This resulted in after about 1 year being a criminal down there he got locked up for 6 months and later transferred to Sweden where he served the remainder of his time and came into contact with the research project yoga in the institution by Eva Seilitz. Yoga in combination with therapeutic talks has for Tony been a very important component in educating the ego that drove him away from love to himself and others. Today Tony runs with his girlfriend Shala Spiritual Junkie, that is a yoga studio / center for personal development in various forms in central Gothenburg. Tony mediates yoga from the heart & vulnerability, as well as from his own experiences in his transformation, which is a lifelong process.