Tove Palmgren, E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance), M Pol Sc, found Ashtanga vinyasa yoga on a Greek island in the summer of 1988. It turned into a long and profound relationship.
“I’m very grateful for all that my first teachers Derek Ireland and Radha Warrell and later also John Scott taught me.”
Tove was the first person to practice and teach Ashtanga vinyasa yoga in Finland. Her methods of teaching have changed much over the years through both intense study and the work she has done with different teachers along the way.
A most profound impact on Tove’s practice and teaching came through her meeting her current teacher Aadil Palkhivala and later his wife Savitri. He introduced her to Purna Yoga. Aadil is one of the worlds topmost teachers and a true master of asana and Savitri a master teacher of meditation and Kundalini.
It totally changed Tove’s own practice and not only her asana practice, but many other aspects of her life as well. It was the start of an exciting journey of transformation.
Tove has completed the 2000 hour teacher training program at the College of Purna Yoga in Bellevue, Washington, USA and is a certified Purna Yoga instructor – currently the only one in Europe.
Tove has also completed a number of therapeutic teacher trainings under the guidance of Aadil and assisted him in several of them. In the latest one she was responsible for the daily meditation.
Tove has also assisted Aadil in workshops and conferences around Europe.
She has also completed a teacher training in how to train teachers and has been training RYT 200-hour teachers since 2012 and assisted Aadil in the RYT 500-hour teacher training that took place in Helsinki 2015 – 16.
“I hope that through my teaching I can help my students realize that they actively can facilitate change to improve the quality of their lives; to become happier, healthier and more connected. I want them to feel that they are part of a greater whole and also to teach them to see and trust their own potential and possibilities to grow as human beings.”