Mikaela is a Finnish ISHTA Yoga Teacher currently living in Brooklyn, New York.
She was first introduced to ISHTA Yoga by her friend and now a colleague Aino Siren. Mikaela travelled to New York City to do a 200 hour ISHTA Yoga Training. She started teaching yoga right after in her home town Helsinki. After a few years of teaching she was ready to take the advanced teacher training and returned to New York in 2016 to complete 500 hours of yoga studies.
Mikaela stayed in New York and has been teaching since. She has taken various workshops and specialty trainings to expand her knowledge. She is a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher through Exhale to Inhale and has studied Yoga Nidra with Mona Anand and Meditation with Alan Finger, Sarah Finger and Peter Ferko.
Currently Mikaela teaches yoga in New York and travels to Finland twice a year. She has brought the ISHTA 200 hour Teacher Training to Finland with Aino Siren. Find Finland related events here.
Yoga Alliance certifications: E-RYT 200, RYT 500.
“Yoga does not make life easier, but you become easier with life”
The transformational power of yoga inspires Mikaela every time. She has witnessed a change in her own outlook, perspective and ability to cope with challenging times, and is in awe with every student who takes steps on that journey. Yoga is not about changing oneself but rather staying present and responding to life as it unfolds instead of reacting to its impulses.
“You are the Sky and everything else is just the weather”
Being able to clear the mind from constant thoughts brings us clarity - just like on a plane when you fly above the clouds and see the bright sky that just a moment ago seemed grey. In the moments of no thought we are connected to the Universal Intelligence, the source of inspiration.