ABOUT SANNA DEVI DASI
Sanna's fascination to movement started at the late 80's when she got sucked into the world of aerobics & pilates. Later on yoga took over which has been Sanna's passion and driving force for nearly thirty years. Sanna has fond memories of being one of Petri Raisanen’s first Ashtanga Yoga students in the early 90’s. In a small loft room of a dance studio in Helsinki, Finland she practiced this ‘under-ground’ thing called ‘Ashtanga’ and for the next fifteen years she lived a strict disciplined, sweaty, asana based life under the glow of the charismatic Sri K. Patthabi Jois.
Patthabi Jois’ sad departure led eventually to the joyful discovery of Lama Marut, Sanna's wise and witty spiritual mentor who changed the course of her yoga path towards the inner practices: meditation, pranayama and eastern spiritual thinking and philosophy. Lama Marut authorized Sanna to teach Tibetan Heart Yoga – a form of yoga developed secretly inside the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Her teaching style is therefore not surprisingly firm on the asana side and soft in matters of the heart.
Home for Sanna is Asia, Bali and her beloved yoga studio Radiantly Alive. Her sincere hope is that by sharing the ancient system of yoga through her own learning and experiences, she could help fellow beings to become a better version of their current self.