Originally Swedish with decades in the USA and Asia, began his yoga journey in 1981 at the Scandinavian Yoga School, a branch of the Bihar School of Yoga. He has immersed in holistic wellness practices ever since and with 40 years personal yoga experience; 25 years yoga teaching; 20 years leading yoga teacher training; Jonas is yoga educator well established in the field.
With extensive qualifications as a Licensed Physiotherapist; Certified Yoga Therapist; Massage Therapist; and formerly Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher Trainer; founder-director of Shantaya Yoga & Bodywork School based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Jonas brings to his teaching a background in clinical physiotherapy which he practiced both in Sweden and in the USA in the 1990’s. With a solid education in western medicine and a life invested in holistic healing modalities and practices from the East, he skillfully integrates both perspectives into educational therapeutic teachings.
He was a pioneer on spreading the Thai massage healing tradition through a Thai Yoga Certification program he created in the USA in 1998 that trained students in therapeutic yogic bodywork informed by physiotherapy and yoga. This program he taught extensively in the USA for 18 years but also in Japan and other countries.
For several decades Jonas has traveled the world transmitting the essence of yoga, bodywork, anatomy and therapeutics with a light-hearted, educational, anatomical-therapeutic twist. He is known and appreciated for an insightful, joyful teaching style that emphasizes students’ educational advancement as well as providing them an in-depth personal direct experience of yoga.
Is one of the founders and director of Okreblue Yoga Retreat Center.
A yoga teacher, holistic coach, nature lover and environmentalist Sasy is leading a conscious life on Paros Island.
She has been experiencing the multiple benefits of yoga since 2006 and had the call to teach in 2010. She is a certified and registered yoga teacher E-RYT 200, RYT 500, certified NLP Coach, Ayurveda Practitioner, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapist, Unnata Aerial Yoga Teacher, NLP Master Practitioner & Coach and Mindfulness Meditation teacher.
She leads the Living Yoga Project teaching workshops, trainings and retreats at her home, Okreblue, on Paros island.
Her method is based on the Alignment Principles of Anusara Yoga. The practice of Anusara Yoga is considered to be ‘heart-oriented’, meaning that it is expressed from the ‘inside out’. Artistically and mindfully, Sasy interweaves a meaningful intention, to the physical practice with her deep knowledge of human body anatomy, as a way to expand and take your awareness beyond the mat and into everyday life. Each sequence is very carefully designed to meet her students’ needs for continuous growth and healing.
Sasy aims to inspire people to live life to its fullest potential, cultivate their inner power, and unfold the strength that is already present to face life’s challenges as opportunities for development and transformation.