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Elena Kokkala is a badass rockstar yoga teacher with an open heart and willingness to show it to the world. She’s not just a teacher, but an eternal student in the ever changing, ever progressing practice, seeking more information and inspiration to absorb and share from. For Elena, yoga represents first and foremost connection. Connection to self, connection to others and connection to the surrounding world. Having found yoga in the times of trouble, Elena shares from what she has learned and helps others to find the balance of strength and ease on and off the mat. Practicing with Elena invites you to ground yourself in the present moment, create connection and challenge yourself.
Jeff is an easy going guy, quick to smile and make new friends, he is sometimes referred to as Happy Jeff from fellow teachers and friends who are also familiar with Happy Jack. Having completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training in London, Jeff has since continued his yoga education through many avenues such as assisting on teacher trainings in London, immersing himself in traditional ashrams in India, and completing an additional 200 hours of training in the fields of Mandala Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Ayurveda, and Mesoamerican Shamanism. When you practice yoga in a class taught by Jeff, you will experience the enthusiasm of a person who is doing what he loves. Jeff teaches with a glowing authenticity and always keeps things light and fun. He wants to share his passion and knowledge of yoga with his students and believes the only true way to inspire others and create positive change is to lead by example, practicing yoga on and off the mat.
Jack Boken (Happy Jack) is one of the most inspirational and infectiously positive leaders and has a growing & thriving yoga community around the world. Happy Jack is no stranger to adversity having overcome alcoholism, drug abuse, workaholism, obesity, divorce and cancer. He is grateful for all of these life experiences as they have contributed to his extraordinary personal transformations and allow him to connect with others who have experienced challenging life situations. Since cleaning up his lifestyle, getting clear on his vision and pursuing his passions – Happy Jack now leads transformational yoga workshops, retreats and trainings in over 20 countries around the world. You will regularly find him teaching and speaking at International Yoga Festivals & Conferences across North America and Europe. Any experience with Happy Jack will leave you feeling a deeper sense of connection with yourself and others.
Happy Jack has received the highest levels of education in yoga, human performance, vocal expression, spirituality, mindfulness and leadership. He has the rare opportunity and proximity to his Platinum Partner and friend, Tony Robbins – the world authority on leadership psychology. As an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, Happy Jack leads advanced teacher trainings around the world. Along with his partner Hanna, they have created the Happy Jack Yoga methodology – a transformational process to overcome any adversity and create a thriving lifestyle. His primary yoga teacher is Baron Baptiste, with whom he has completed the highest level of leadership training and assists the facilitation of programs for the Baptiste Institute. Happy Jack has completed advanced yoga studies with many renowned teachers around the world, including traditional Eastern methodologies while living in India.
Join an international leader with extensive experience in creating breakthroughs and transformation. Since 2010, Happy Jack has empowered thousands of students around the world through his inspirational teaching style. Journey into profound self inquiry, deep connection, powerful vinyasa and a musical experience that will open you up to new possibilities on your mat and in your life!
Hanna von Hafenbrädl is an inspirational teacher with many years of practice in teaching and guiding her students toward a fulfilling life. Hanna tragically lost her husband ten years ago and brought up two boys as a single mother. Her practice and study of yoga began in 2007 and since then she has had the chance to study with many great teachers around the world. Hanna’s yoga practice has provided her tools to create a purposeful life. Her ultimate passion is to share her own discoveries that helped her turn suffering into thriving. Hanna loves leading teacher trainings and workshops all over the world since 2014. Hanna’s teaching will inspire you on all levels, and you can except to leave her classes lit up!