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.

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!

Prison Yoga Project

Studies show that a majority of those admitted to prisons around the world have in some way been exposed to a trauma in their childhood or adulthood. The traumas like being abandoned, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, witnessed violence and victims of sexual abuse. Prison Yoga Project uses trauma-based evidence-based techniques to re-establish a sense of security, control and freedom in its own body. What is a trauma? How does traumatic stress affect the body and the brain? How can yoga relieve posttraumatic stress syndrome and complex traumatization? A lecture on methods and techniques that suits everyone working with people who have been exposed to traumatic experiences or chronic stress.