• DATES: 01/04/2023 – 16/04/2023



  • PRICE: €2099

200h TTC with experienced teachers, offering Yoga Alliance certification, where you will learn how to safely practice yoga postures, meditation and chanting (mantra yoga), breathing techniques, basics of anatomy and prenatal yoga, and teaching skills with the help of extensive supporting materials.


Course Summary

This YTTC 200h is taught by the three experienced teachers: Janne Kontala, as the main trainer, Emma Slow, and Jan Simak. They will offer students decades of vigorous practice, immersion in yoga philosophy, teaching experience, academic training, meditation, and personal development. Because we believe that yoga is much more than purely postural exercise, we fortified our 200h TTC with the 6-week online Introduction to Yoga philosophy course. Studying the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita brings students in touch with sacred knowledge of the sages and unlocks deeper inner wisdom.


Intended to take individuals deeper into an exploration of principles of alignment and the basics of foundation, breath and movement
Different aspects of breathing practices: Ujjayi breath; Viloma breath; Kapalabhati. How to bring awareness to feel the breath by observing the rhythm of their inhalation and exhalation.
Various techniques of meditation and preparatory techniques, learning kirtan, or chanting mantras together with others.
Brief lectures on mechanics of joints and movement, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system and digestive system. This section also prepares to students to understanding the basic risks involved with practicing during pregnancy. The course will not prepare the students for guiding a pre-natal class.
Postural alignment and principles of adjustment, modifications for certain conditions
Students will practice and learn how to use positive language to optimize verbal instruction within a class.
Discussion on the first two fundamental stages of astanga yoga: yamas and niyamas
Hands-on skills for assisting your students. How to plan a class and approach a teaching situation (sequencing rules, adapting class for different groups, etc.). Each student will teach one session as a lead instructor and will be required to assist when others are teaching
Central principles of effective techniques for personal practice. Developing a strategy to maintain scheduled daily or weekly time for practice.
The philosophical foundation of yoga and the key teachings of the traditional texts: the Bhagavad-gita and Yoga-sutras. How yoga philosophy provides several maps or instruction manuals for improving the quality of life and experience.


Studying with Emma Slow – anatomy and physiology
Training with Janne Kontala and Emma Slow
June 5 (Sunday) – free day
Studying with Jan Simak – asana practice, meditation, and philosophy
Asynchronous studying means one can study it at any suitable time. The course is completely pre-recorded and assessment is done by taking the online exam.

Daily Schedule for campus training
07:00 – 09:00 practice
09:15 – 10:00 breakfast
11:00 – 13:00 technique
13:30 – 14:15 lunch
15:30 – 17:30 teaching skills
17:45 – 18:45 philosophy and meditation
19:00 – 19:45 dinner
20:40 – 21:15 kirtan in the temple (optional)


The course will prepare students to act in the role of yoga teachers. Students need to demonstrate their skills and competence in the following areas:

  • Functional anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy – assessed through the Yoga Philosophy YACEP Approved online course based on multiple-choice questions.
  • Personal practice – how to do asanas and breathing exercises with proper technique and ability to sustain the effort for the required time.
  • Teaching skills – how to introduce an exercise, guide students in a group setting through an exercise, and give personalized instructions.


Yoga Teacher Training Course at Bhaktivedanta College Yoga School can be attended without any special requirements. Some experience in practicing yoga is, of course, needed but beginners are also encouraged to register. Depending on the profile of students, they are split into smaller groups if needed, based on their level of expertise. A small number of participants (maximum 20) guarantees individual attention of trainers and personalized feedback.

  • Price: €2099
The price includes course fee and Yoga Philosophy online course (no separate registration is needed). Price doesn’t include local travel, accommodation and food costs for the onsite part of the training. Please contact studentcare@bhaktivedantacollege.comm to find out more about available options for accommodation and pick up.

By clicking the enrollment button, you will be redirected to the online registration form.



Janne Kontala
Janne KontalaTeacher
Janne Kontala, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP, PhD in Religious Studies, the author of the book Inner Yoga, was introduced to the ashtanga-vinyasa yoga tradition in 1992 under teachers Petri Räisänen and Derek Ireland. He did an additional five-year yoga training in ashrams in India and Finland, developing an interest in yoga philosophy and using sound in yoga (mantra meditation). He had undergone teacher training in two recognized schools (Sivananda and Iyengar). Janne currently teaches in Helsinki and Stockholm, educating both practitioners and teachers in the physical, meditational, and philosophical aspects of yoga. He lives in Sweden with his wife and children
Jan Simak
Jan SimakTeacher
Jan Simak (Jananivasa Dasa) is a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP).

Jan has been practicing Yoga for the last ten years, with a special interest in philosophy and meditation. Being trained in various systems including Sivananda Yoga, Gokul Yoga, and Purna yoga and having spent five years of his life in ashramas around the globe in order to deepen his insights into the true Yoga tradition, he now works full-time as a Yoga Teacher.

Originally from Germany, he is currently employed as a senior teacher trainer at the Byron Yoga Center (Australia), presenting a spectrum of topics including asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy. He also offers private classes, runs public studio classes and hosts workshops in various countries.

Still continuing to deepen his understanding of the tradition, he regularly travels to Malaysia to practice with and teach for his teacher and guide Jani Jaatinen (Gokulacandra Das)

Emma Slow
Emma SlowTeacher
Emma’s yoga path started in 1999 – 2000 with Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Slow yoga has become a daily habit since 2009 when she started practicing it with her teacher Janne Kontala. Emma also studied yoga therapy and has been teaching a wide range of yoga at several locations in Finland and abroad since 2008. Currently, in addition to her weekly lessons and courses, she trains with Janne Kontala slow yoga instructors in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oulu. Key themes in her teaching are anatomy, body function, therapeutic perspective, and increased awareness and safety in practice. Emma is a registered Yoga teacher (E-RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance.

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