17 Day – Yoga Teacher Training and Forest Retreat in Sweden

The Sweden YTT is located at an intimate retreat center in the middle of the idyllic Swedish forest. Surrounded by calm lakes and fields of wild blueberries, we gather for 17 days of heartfelt Yoga and Meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, evenings in the floating sauna, and yogic philosophy around the campfire. 

You will get all the tools you need to create an inspiring yoga class and establish your own meditation practice. Even if you don’t plan to teach yoga professionally, completing a teacher training will deepen your physical, mental and spiritual practice. This program is open to all ages and all levels of ability.

Yandara is one of Yoga Alliance’s most successful yoga teacher training schools with over 5000 graduates since 2004 and one of the highest rated schools at Yoga Alliance. Yandara offers over twenty trainings throughout the year in several different areas of focused study.

The teachers for the Sweden YTT are: Christopher Perkins, Felix Vogel and Sara Savorani. Read more about the teachers on our Teacher Faculty page. Occasionally the teachers change for a specific course, please contact us if you have any questions about the teachers.


Total All-Inclusive Cost: $3,900

This price includes tuition, manuals, meals, and accommodation (in a twin room). 

Sweden Program:

  • Deposit: A $450 deposit is required to reserve your spot.
  • Balance Due: The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the program start date.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • Full Refund: Cancellations made up to 60 days before the program’s start date are eligible for a full refund.
    • Cancellations Within 60 Days:
      • If your spot is filled by another participant, we will refund all payments made, excluding the non-refundable deposit. The deposit can in this case be applied towards any future Yandara program.
      • If we cannot fill your spot, you are eligible to receive:
        • A 50% refund of any payments made, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
        • The remaining 50% will be credited towards any future Yandara YTT program, valid for two years from the date of your cancellation.

Please ensure that you are aware of these terms to facilitate a smooth process for your participation. We look forward to welcoming you to our programs!

Space is limited to 21 students. Spots may well fill in advance. After submitting the deposit, you will receive an email with full details. If you have any questions at any time, please email us at yoga@yandara.com and one of our lead trainers will be available to help you.

Upcoming Europe 17 Day Courses

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August 15 - September 1, 2024 Open

*Please note, the travel days are the first and last day of the posted training dates. Please schedule your arrival/departure accordingly.

The instructors for the Sweden training at Shambala Gatherings are Christopher Perkins, Felix Vogel and Sara Savorani. 

Daily Schedule (subject to changes)

  • 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Practice and Instruction of yoga flow and walking and sitting meditation.
  • 9:00 AM: Herbal tea and house prepared wholesome breakfast with local fruit and berries, homemade hot cereal and granola, raw and cooked alternatives – a new experience every morning!
  • 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM: Yoga Class: Teacher Training Practice and Instruction.
  • 1:30 PM: Lunch: Delicious vegetarian and gluten-free meals are served buffet style.
  • 3:00 PM 6:30 PM: Student teaching time, Individual and group instruction.
  • 6:30 PM: Dinner: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style.
  • 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM: Satsang: meditation, music and kirtan, yoga philosophy and discussion.


See detailed information about our Yandara Teacher Training Curriculum on the About Us page.

Graduates of Yandara Yoga Teacher Training will be eligible for Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification.

Programs are open to all ages, skill levels and experience.


The Sweden training is hosted at the intimate Shambala Gatherings Community and Retreat Center, two hours north of Stockholm. Shambala Gatherings Retreat Center has 2 yoga shalas, 15 twin guests rooms, treatment room, art studio, WiFi (available on days off), library, sauna and dining room all set in an idyllic space surrounded by pristine lakes and gorgeous deep forests.


In Sweden, the program is held at Shambala Gatherings near Skinnskatteberg, 2 hours north of Stockholm. 


Ever since the conclusion of my yoga teacher training at Yandara a little over two months ago, I’ve been searching for ways to describe the profoundly moving beauty and genuineness of the course and of the people conducting it.  I left enriched with such an abundance of life transforming experiences and powerful practical skills that truly even the most gifted of poets would be lost for words to express. However, despite not knowing what to say, my endless gratitude towards the teachers together with an innermost desire for more people to find out about this exceptional school is making it impossible for me to not constantly talk about it. 

Madeleine Rahm 

Sweden, November 2016