Join us for a weekend of yoga and meditation at beautiful Salt Creek Spa Resort (Ystad Saltsjöbad) October 26th to 28th. During this weekend we will deepen our knowledge of yoga with teachers Alan Finger and Sarah Platt Finger and Mona Anand from ISHTA Yoga New York. The program includes both theoretical and practical classes and lectures, the purpose being to deepen our understanding for yogic philosophy within the practice. Apart from group classes and meals, you will be given plenty time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and not least to treat yourself at the Spa.

About the ISHTA yoga practice

ISHTA means “that which resonates with the individual spirit” and is also an acronym for the “Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda”.  ISHTA yoga aims to give each student an understanding of how to incorporate aspects from various yoga styles and practices in a way that best suits their individual paths and needs.

The physical asana practice has roots from Iyengar yoga in terms of alignment, flow with breath like the more Ashtanga/Vinyasa styles, kriyas (visualization) from the tantra tradition, meditation and breathing exercises. The practice also stems from Ayurveda; that yoga should be about self balancing, inquiry and investigation rather than feeding what an unbalanced mind usually dictates. We focus on bringing ourselves more towards a state of equilibrium; Sattva. Only in that state will be be able to really feel who we are and what we need.

About the teachers

Alan Finger

South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master Alan Finger began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father Mani Finger and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga. The ISHTA style integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation and healing bodywork. Before creating a home for ISHTA in New York, Alan co-founded Yoga Zone, Be Yoga, and Yoga Works. Alan has authored several books and travels the world to share his teachings.

Sarah is titled Yogiraj and co-founded ISHTA Yoga, LLC with her husband, Alan Finger, in May 2008. Sarah’s classes offer a blend of alignment-based flow, breath awareness, kriya techniques and Tantric meditation that enable her students to tap in to the essence of their true nature.

Sarah Platt-Finger

She is a brand ambassador for Lululemon and on the Board of Directors for Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that teaches yoga to survivors of domestic violence. Sarah offers the ISHTA teachings with renowned leaders in the industry, including best-selling author and world spiritual leader, Deepak Chopra. She travels internationally with her husband, Alan, teaching and sharing what she feels is a truly powerful, transformational, and integrated practice with others. Her daughter Satya inspires her every day to live a life based on unconditional love and unbound potential.


Mona Anand

Mona is a partner and co- owner of ISHTA Yoga. She is a Yogiraj or Yoga Master in the ISHTA lineage and a Senior Trainer in ISHTA’s 500 hour trainings taught globally.

An integral part of Mona’s teachings is yoga nidra, a guided mediation technique she was first introduced to as a teenager growing up in Mumbai, India. She was profoundly affected by the power of this technique to induce a deep state of relaxation and proceeded to use it throughout her life. Mona likes to say she has never taught a class without a yoga nidra. She has designed numerous yoga nidra sessions to help people deeply relax, to fall asleep, to lift their spirits, to ground and center and to balance chakra imbalances. She has also developed and teaches her own yoga nidra trainings, “Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra” and “Yoga Nidra and the Chakras” and is currently writing a book on Yoga Nidra with Yogiraj Alan Finger.

Conference Schedule

Friday 26th Oct
-17:00-18:30: Lecture: What is ISHTA? Tantra + Subtle Body plus Meditation w/ Alan
-18:30-19:45: Gentle Flow with Sa Hum Kriya w/ Sarah
-Spa Open until Midnight
Saturday 27th Oct:
-9-10:30: Ayurveda lecture w/ Alan
-10:30-Noon: Ayurveda and Asana Class w/ Mona
-15:00-16.00 – The neurophysiology of yogic breathing w/ Bengt
-16:00-17:00: Intro to Energetic Bodies + Shariras w/ Sarah
-17:00-18:30: Restorative with Yoga Nidra  Through the Lens of the Koshas w/ Mona
-Spa Open until Midnight
Sunday 28th Oct:
-9-10:00: Pranayama lecture: Breath + Spirit w/ Alan
-10:00-11:00: Arohan Awarohan kriya yoga practice w/ Sarah
-11-11:30: Meditation w/ Alan

The Location

Space to relax and reflect
Located by the sea
Amazing view

A visit at Salt Creek Spa is truly an experience for both body and soul. The location, right by the sea, makes a fantastic background and setting for an equally amazing Spa.

Inside you’ll find a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna as well as an indoor ice-hole. Through a glass door you’ll reach the asian inspired warm low-water pool with a soft undercurrent, right in front of an open fire. If you are more into the steam sauna, you’ll find these in the respective changing rooms.

Outside there are four hot springs, and down by the sea, a lovely dry sauna with an amazing view over the open waters. Upstairs, you’ll find the relax. Two separate rooms with big, cloudy beds that encourages moments of relaxation and reflection. The brighter room, Seaview, has an amazing view of Östersjön, while in Fireview you listen to the cracking from the fireplace in the middle of the room.

A wonderful setting for our yoga conference to say the least! Please visit the Salt Creek Spa at their website for more information and pictures:

Information & Registration

Time & Dates: The Conference starts on Friday October 26th at 17.00 and ends on Sunday 28th at 14.00
Teachers attending: Alan Finger, Sarah Finger, Mona Anand, Bengt Ljungquist and assistants
Cost & Packages: There are three packages to chose from when booking the conference. We hope you will find one that suits you. Meals, lectures and yoga classes are included in all four alternatives.

1. Stay in Single bedroom, Spa included – 8490 SEK
2. Stay in Double bedroom, Spa included – 7990 SEK
3. Full weekend without accommodation* –  4990 SEK
4. Full weekend without accommodation, Spa included** – 5390 SEK

Included in the price: Classes, lectures and meals are included in the price. Spa-treatments and other activities are not included and need to be booked separately through the Spa facility. Please visit Ystad Saltsjöbad’s website to book beforehand: Note that the spa recommends to pre-book all treatments due to the high demand on-site.
*All meals included except dinner in package 3
**Spa included Saturday and Sunday 10-17, all meals included except dinner for package 4

Payment: Upon registration you will be invoiced a registration fee based on your package-price. This payment is due 10 days after we’ve received your booking. The fees are as follows:

Package 1: 2843 SEK Package 2: 2791 SEK Package 3: 2983 SEK and Package 4: 2894 SEK.

The remainder will need to be paid in full 4 weeks prior to the conference, and will be invoiced separately.

Registration: to register please fill out the form below, and we will get back to you soon with a confirmation. Please note that your registration is binding.
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