"Varje mänskligt möte utan rädsla är som ett heligt ögonblick, yogan kan bidra till stillheten, egenkraften och modet att börja våga möta varandra på riktigt."
Speciality: Traumatic stress in confined environments, PTSD, Trauma informed yoga and dance therapy programs for mental health.
Josefin Wikström (Yoga Therapy for The Mind, TCTSY-F, E-RYT 500, YACEP, RCYS) has been bringing yoga and dance into the Swedish prisons since 2008. She has been teaching internationally in prisons such as San Quentin state prison in the US. Josefin is responsible for developing the Prison Yoga Programs for Yogobe, she has been working as a full-time teacher focusing on yoga for trauma-exposed populations since 2003. In 2015, she began working with Prison Yoga Project to coordinate European training and has been teaching Prison Yoga Project training in Mumbai, India, and Mexico.
Josefin has been a consultant and primary teacher for the Swedish Probation services and co-developed the Swedish Krimyoga program together with Eva Seilitz and colleagues, a program that is today evidence-based through the research study- Yoga in correctional settings. She is now creating trauma-informed yoga programs for the Swedish forensic psychiatry units, the Juvenile justice system, and stress-reducing programs for children in the Swedish schools.
Josefin trained as a Yoga Therapist with The Minded Institute in London with a particular focus on complex trauma and mental health. Through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, MA, she has completed the Traumatic Stress Studies Certification with Bessel van der Kolk and is a certified TCTSY-F (Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator) training with David Emerson. She has also studied trauma-informed dance/movement therapy with Katia Verrault and Tripura Kashyap in India. Josefin is a professional member of ICPA-International Corrections and Prison Association.
Education: ●E-RYT 500 ●YACEP ●Minded Yoga Therapist- Yoga therapy for the mind- The Minded Institute London ●Traumatic stress studies Certification program- JRI, Trauma Centre Boston ●TCTSY- Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga, 300 Hrs 2018-19 ●Prison yoga Project special training James Fox 2015-2019 ●John Scott Senior Teacher 500 hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa ●Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga- Ajay Kumar 350 hrs Sthalam 8 Mysore India ●Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - Brahmani Yoga RYT 500 hrs Goa Indien ●Jivamukti Yoga Certified Teacher 300 hours David Life& Sharon Gannon ●Vinyasa Flow sequencing TTC-Julie Martin Brahmani Yoga / Yin Yoga - Part of Brahmani TTC ●Restorative Yoga- Part of TTC Brahmani ●Yoga anatomy David Keil JSY 300 hr ●Yoga anatomy Stu Girling ●Yoga philosophy - Greg Nardi ●Yoga philosophy- Emil Wendel