Teachers & Artists

Stockholm Yoga & Dance festival is proud to present 50 teachers and artists from around the world that come to the festival with their knowledge and warmth.
Here are the first and many more to come.

Stewart Gilchrist

Stewart Gilchrist is known throughout London for his popular, innovative, authentic dynamic classes. He infuses his high energy and challenging teachings with yogic knowledge, as well as his unique charisma, politics and humour. His classes include an emphasis on breath, vinyasa and philosophy with strong physical adjustments. Stewart applies the original teachings of yoga to the modern world to create a thought-provoking class.

Anastasia Shevchenko

Anastasia is passionate about yoga in connection to other disciplines and sciences, especially to Quantum Mechanics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Western Philosophy, Buddhism, and Nutrition. Her classes are a dynamic fusion of primarily Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, breath-centered, with an aim to go beyond the self-imposed limitations of the mind into a space of contact with the universal consciousness. In  2019, Anastasia Shevchenko founded the Berlin Yoga Conference.

Jacopo Yogendra Ceccarelli

Jacopos journey with Yoga started at an early age as he was introduced to oriental arts by a relative. In '94 Jacopo become a Yoga Teacher under the guidance of a group of Indian Tantric Monks.
Following his passion for study, practice and research he founded the Anukalana approach to Yoga where Integration is the process for developing advanced principles for the practice of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.

Malin Svanholm

Malin Svanholm is a yoga teacher with a dance background and roots in the ISHTA tradition. She teaches in hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, creative dance and meditation. She is also the author of the book “Happy, healthy, holy. The yogic path to a full and sustainable life. "
"Both yoga and dance are a help to calibrate me - to find my way back to my true north on a daily basis."

Magnus Fridh

Magnus started meditating in his teens and through studies in Tibetan Buddhism and university studies in indology, has deepened the subject. He teaches groups in ashtanga yoga, mindfulness and meditation and is also one of the founders of the Mindfulness App.

Anne Grundel

Dance inspirator since 1992 – pioneer in Sweden.
In 1993 she founded the Creative Dance Academy and developed the Freeing Dance in combination with mindfulness / awareness of presence. As a leader she is especially appreciated for creating a safe atmosphere, which inspires a conscious presence and allows the participants to find their own path to development and healing through the dance.

Mateusz Krawiec

Today Mateusz is teaching Kundalini, Hatha and Vinyasa and Yin in different studios around Stockholm and arranging yoga festivals abroad. Mateuesz is also inspired by contact improvisation, dance and movement culture.

Angelica Nanda Schäfer

Angelica Nanda Schäfer is the creator of the Freemove Yoga concept. She has been teaching on full time basis for the last 15 years and she runs her own yoga studio in Sweden. With passion for movement and fascination over different ways to still the mind she likes to explore the language between body and mind and she invites you to be creative and playful on the floor. ”It s all about finding the freedom within”.

Helena Wintre

With a background in basketball , martial arts and many years as a group fitness instructor at the fitness center chain SATS it’s yoga that has taken a stable place in her life. Helena teaches classes, workshops and retreats . The teachers Helena furthers her training with is mainly Sianna Sherman, Doug Keller and Neesha Zollinger. She studies philosophy and practices meditation with Paul Muller Ortega as her teacher.

Hanna Backman

Hanna found yoga almost 20 years ago and her road has been long and winding. She has studied for several different teachers and practiced in many different countries. She has fallen out, questioned and come back and is today burning to carry the yoga tradition further in a way that is relevant to people today.

Mattias Sundman

It began with Mattias being shown images of Shervin Boloorian on how cells and cancer cells are affected by sounds (research from the 80's by Fabien Maman). It was alleged that some sounds caused cells to light up energy-efficiently and some sounds caused cancer cells to dissolve. This sowed the seed for Mattias who, a few years later took the decision to start playing Gong.

Monika Vasic

Monika Vasic runs the yoga studio MoYoLo in Enköping. With the body we take the impressions and make the expressions. This can be done through movement in dance and yoga or through sound.
Monika inspires with her energy and empathy.

Livia Wanntorp

”Feeling in the asanas through mindful movement” is my philosophy!
I have a 500- hours licence (RYT-500) in Virya Yoga including several specialties such as Virya Rehab Yoga, Virya Vinyasa, as well as Virya Strength and Mobility.

Carin Carbonnier

Carin met Thai Yoga Massage for the first time in 2012, when she dived deeper into the studies of this technique it started out as a compliment to AcroYoga and giving adjustment in yoga classes. Though she quickly got hooked, this soft massage form fascinated her, both giving and receiving, it started a healing journey of an unhealthy body image and continuously gives her a deeper understanding of how different bodies move, where stagnation can occur and how to give more space for energy to flow.

Anibadh Rudinger

Anibadh, devoted meditator, passionate dancer, Certified Holistic Counsellor and Body Movement Coach.
Works in prison with dance, yoga and mindfulness. Halv german half Hungarian, former landscaping architect and wine producer, adventurer, former ashram inhabitant. Holds a black belt in karate and plays the trumpet. Creator of Chakra Dance Meditation and leading the Chakra Breathing meditation and AUM meditation.

Kerstin Åkesson

Kerstin Åkesson with Movement to ART has since 2003 inspired with individual classes / consultations & groups in Images & Art and Movement & Art and her own painting under ArtoRent.
Kerstin classes focus on each one's unique expression and possibility to grow and develop according to their needs both individually and in groups. Her love for nature is growing every day and Kerstin wants to bring in curiosity, playfulness and beauty in what is offered through Movement to ART.

Helen Larsson

Helen has practiced and studied yoga for almost 25 years. She leads yoga for all ages and specializes in yoga for children. She organizes yoga camps and other activities in the school holidays. Helen also hosts children's yoga workshops and programs, aimed at both school and preschool staff and for yoga teachers and private individuals. She is also the author of a book about barnyoga, "Yoga with Children" (Lava Publisher).

Olivia Bergren

Olivia has been teaching yoga for almost a decade. With her burning interest in the body in motion, she wants to share her knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and physiology in an accessible way where the participant's relationship to there own body is strengthened. Her classes are explorative and playful where each person is given space to develop based on their own premises.

Beatrice Nilsson

When Beatrice heard the healing sounds of the Gongs she got gonged!
Since then she leads pujas, gong therapy, gong healing, yoga Nidra with gong, YinYoga with gong, Sama Yoga , Medi Yoga, qigong - always with the Gongs. She also playing singing bowls, crystal bowls, drum, flute, tank drum and many other instruments.

Songs of Eden

What does rhythmic yoga music, soothing piano pieces and relaxing tunes have in common?
The Swedish composer Måns Ek creates music that touches under the artist name Songs Of Eden. Dance to North African or Brazilian rhythms. Yoga to calm or uplifting tones or meditate on relaxing piano music. Songs Of Eden draws its inspiration from all over the world. All the music of the world has its own personality and he embraces everything and creates his own personal interpretation.

jOjo Norell

jOjo is a yoga and meditation instructor and has for many years had meditation, yoga and running as a big part of his life. He founded Running Yoga in 2009, which is an exercise form that combines meditation, running and yoga. It's not about how fast you move your body. It's about how slow you move your mind. jOjo´s love of music is given space through his role as a Dj as in the Freemove class.