Sanna Kokkonen-WHITE

International Yoga Teacher

YACEP, ERYT 500: Yoga Alliance

Reiki practioner | Ayurvedic massage therapy

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Sanna Kokkonen’s interest in yoga and movement developed over thirty years in three phases.

“Everything of value has been taught to you by someone else”
Lama Marut

It all started with a book some 40 years ago. As a young girl 1983 Sanna was gifted the first Finnish translation of the Bhagavad Gita. The “first book on yoga” ignited her seekers mind.

In the early 90’s she was a fitness model for Reebok and an aerobics instructor in her home-town Helsinki, Finland. From here she discovered an obscure ‘underground thing ’ called ashtanga vinyasa yoga and this subsequently became a strict daily, disciplined, sweaty, asana practise supported by workshops and travel to India.

In 2009, Sanna was based in Singapore and found a new source of inspiration in Asian classics, Mahayana Buddhism and Lama Marut. This wise and witty spiritual mentor 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.

The next phase was the discovery of Bhakti Yoga through the young charismatic and hugely gifted Vijay Krsna. A little older and a little wiser, Sanna now supports her personal yoga practise (and some asana related ‘wear and tear’ injuries) with ‘inner practices’ such as pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, study and chanting.

This long apprenticeship and experimentation allows Sanna to teach a wide variety of styles and a fusion of traditional Ashtanga, vinyasa, Bhakti, yogalates and yoga philosophy and her own signature classes such as Tibetan Heart Yoga.

Sanna’s workshops are such fun


  • E-RYT500 (Experienced registered yoga teacher)
  • YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®)
  • Certified by Geshe Michael Roach (ACI) Buddhism
  • Authorized to teach Tibetan Heart Yoga by Lama Marut (ASC)
  • Certified Yoga Teacher by Liz Connolly Yoga Farm The School of Yoga, Cornwall, UK
  • Certified Yoga Teacher by Radiantly Alive Yoga, Bali, Indonesia
  • Certified USUI SHIKI RYOHO USUIN Natural Healing Method & REIKI-energy method
  • Certified Ayuervedic massage therapist

A brief chronology of my yoga path

  • Founded my yoga company ‘Skyogini’ in 2020
  • Discovered Bhakti Yoga in Vrindavan India
  • Facilitated Yoga Teacher Trainings, workshops and daily classes at Radiantly Alive, Bali
  • Authorised by Lama Marut to teach Tibetan Heart Yoga
  • Certified in Mahayana Buddhism at ACI Singapore
  • Mentored YTT alumni on 1-to-1 basis
  • Taught Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga daily in Berlin and Singapore
  • Taught work shops in Seoul, Singapore, Bali, Leeds, Stockholm, Hamburg, Zurich, Helsinki, Paris..
  • Started a personal daily ashtanga practice 30 years ago in Helsinki
  • Qualified aerobics instructor 1989
  • Gifted in 1983 the book Bhagavad Gita (The Song of the Lord) the first Finnish translation.