Background

Together with Terje, we have approximately 40+ years of experience in instructing group exercise classes. Since 2007 we have basically only been teaching yoga in our Ashtanga Yoga school in Tallinn. We opened our yoga school on January 2nd, 2007, and that was the first Ashtanga school in Estonia (Ashtanga Yoga School of Tallinn). In addition to the daily classes, we have also been teaching workshops and retreats, in the Baltics and Finland.

At the moment of updating this site (early 2019), I (Jocke) am teaching classes full time, in different studios in Helsinki.

FUNCY FAMILY Training Systems

In 2011, I created a fitness (read: funness) yoga concept that was targeted to the people who regularly would not come to a traditional yoga class, because of its “weirdness”. YOGAFUNC seemed to be very suitable for those people, including many men. Now we have educated hundreds of instructors in Finland, Estonia, and Italy.

YOGAFUNC

In 2017 we took the next step and founded FUNCY FAMILY and created another four concepts to our portfolio. You can find more information about that here: https://www.funcyfamily.com.

Ashtanga Monkey Yoga Teacher Trainings

After about ten+ years of dedication to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga system, studying and teaching under the guidance of our teacher Lino Miele, we stepped out from the traditional method and started teaching (and practicing) in a slightly less rigid way. It was 2016 when our cooperation with Lino Miele ended and as we came out from the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute we were apart of, Ashtanga Monkey Yoga was born. Since that, we have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga slightly different and we have educated around 50 new teachers in Estonia and Finland. More information about our approach here: http://www.ashtangamonkeys.com and in the Blog/Vlog section that will be updated shortly. The next Ashtanga Monkey teacher trainings will also be updated on this site shortly. Update: We are continuing with these in a slightly different way. Please check out this page for more information.

Practice, practice, have fun and practice!