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TEACHERS OF THE sportforum mals 2019

Sari Penttilä
Yoga and meditation (the muscles of your mind)

Portrait of Sari Penttilä Sari


Sari Penttilä (M.Sc. Sport and Health Sciences) has been promoting wellbeing of people over 30 years working in Finnish schools of different levels as Physical and Health Education teacher. 20 years ago she re-found yoga, started to practise it regularly and little by little took yoga also into her P.E. classes. 10 years ago she felt the need to study more of the teachings of Yoga. Year 2009 her path led to Integral Yoga, one of the broadest traditions of yoga.  When living in Spain 2009-11 she continued Yoga Teacher Trainings by studying the Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga teacher trainings of IY. She became the member of the Spanish Integral Yoga Sangha.  She felt she had found her hOMe. Since then she has been inspired by the teachings of Sri Swami Sachidananda, the founder of Integral Yoga, living yogic life,  teaching regularly and studying  many Yoga Teacher Trainings more , such as Intermediate & Advanced Hatha,  Healing Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga and IY program of Yoga Therapy.

She also loves being in nature, getting recharged by it´s  peace, beauty and harmony. Those are also the elements  that she loves to share with her students in yoga class.  Her aim is to bring yoga accessible for everyone.
Yoga is for All  - and We All are One!
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti



Yoga For You Sunday 11.15-12.15

This yoga class will prepare you for this coming week of action. With gentle hatha yoga practise we´ll give the body easy opening stretches. With Pranayama, breathing practises and combining the breath and movement mindfully we´ll calm the mind to be more focused of the each precious, present moment. These practises done by the attitude of loving kindness and acceptance will open our hearts to be filled with Peace and Joy - Love and Light!

Yoga For Teens Monday 8.30-9.30 and 15.15-16.15

In this class we´ll practise yoga like teens like to do it, all together, in a circle, getting supported and encouraged by each other. After centering and breathing practises, class combines dynamic and static asana practise, few of them also done with a partner. In the end of the class we´ll slow down into Yoga Nidra -deep relaxation, naturally leading us to find the Peace within!

Yoga Flow Tuesday 11.15-12.15

We´ll flow from asana to another, from action into inaction, with ease and grace. This practise has its base on the Sun Salutation series. You´ll be given some tools to find how to Adapt, Adjust and Accomodate asanapractise so that it is serving the needs of the practioner in the best way. In the end of the class we´ll float into stillness in Yoga Nidra-Deep Relaxation, to enjoy the Peace within.

Partner Yoga Wednesday 11.15-12.30

Practising Yoga with a partner is fun. You´ll easily deepen your experience in Yoga –the Union of Body, Mind and Spirit. Touch is an integral part of partner yoga. Leverage and kinesthetic awareness all heighten the body’s ability to perform and make it possible to go more deeply into poses with less effort. We touch and are touched by others. We feel and are feeled by others. We use the touch that we receive to increase our awareness of each other, and to open ourselves to greater depths in our body, mind and heart!

Thai Yoga Massage
Thursday 11.15-12.30

In Thai Yoga Massage class we´ll give to our partner and recieve a session of 30 min of simple Thai yoga massage.
”It is essentially an ancient Eastern healing technique used as a tool to awaken our spiritual flame and inner therapist. It is about learning to give from the heart with compassion and to have deep understanding of the other person’s challenges. We are all one. We are reflections of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We are all connected. Learning how to give and to receive….to touch….to breathe….to feel. When we massage, we don’t aim to heal, we aim to help others believe they can and will be healed. When we are connected to the Divine, the healing process happens all by itself. ”

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